The Dallas Cowboys will debut their 2014 roster on Thursday a week from today but they may not be playing all of their roster. According to ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer, the quarterback doesn’t exactly know when he will make his debut.
Romo is coming off back surgery this past December and while he is recovered the team is not taking any risks with his recovery from that surgery. The goal according to Romo is the September game against the San Francisco 49’ers.
“You’re constantly evaluating it and you’re constantly, I don’t want to say adjusting because you stick to the plan, but it’s a progression,” Romo said. “It’s leading up to San Francisco. I am going to play in the preseason, obviously. I think it’s important. The first game, we’ll talk about it as we move into the weekend.”
The Cowboys are at a huge franchise crossroads entering the 2014 season. Many fans have been critical of head coach Jason Garrett while owner Jerry Jones continues to support the coach openly and sometimes aggressively. The same support has been given to Tony Romo who restructured his contract in March.
The Cowboys have not won a playoff game since 2009’s Wild Card weekend game against the Eagles. They lost a week later to the Minnesota Vikings and have not made the post-season since.
2014 will mark the 11th NFL season for Romo and the Cowboys have made no charge to find a future replacement for the veteran. This past May, fans were none to thrilled with the decision by Jerry Jones to not draft Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. There will be a lot of pressure on Romo to succeed this year and giving him more rest in training camp may not be a bad thing.