Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Tony Romo: I’ll be 100 percent in a couple weeks

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had back surgery for the second offseason in a row and is trying to get healthy in time for the 2014 season. The good news for the Cowboys is that Romo says he could play in a game if he had to, and he’ll be 100 percent shortly and definitely in time for training camp.

“I don’t think it’s slow anymore,” Romo told’s Rowan Kavner. “I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy, kind of having to not do too much right away. But now I’m to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to.

“Obviously you wouldn’t want to right yet, just to let it completely scar up and heal in all the areas that you want. In the next couple weeks I think I’ll be 100 percent.”

“Your ultimate goal is to be 100 percent on Day 1 of training camp so you don’t miss any time,” Romo continued. “That’s what, starting this process, you were thinking. Now I feel good enough that I’m taking reps and doing things out there, but at the same token you want to be smart and not do anything to set it back, per se. But I don’t envision anything like that happening at this point.”

Romo’s toughness is undeniable and he has played through injuries before. The Cowboys invested and reiterated their commitment to Romo by drafting an offensive lineman with their highest pick for the second season in a row. They also passed up on Johnny Manziel with that pick because they believe they’ll have a Romo in his prime for a few more seasons.

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