With all eyes on Tony Romo who’s recovering from a back injury that prematurely ended his 2013 campaign, the quarterback has made it known that he’s on track to be 100 percent by time the upcoming season begins. But it looks like that back is slightly affecting his play Cowboys quarterback coach Wade Wilson says his deep accuracy has become inconsistent following the surgery.
Wilson said Romo has had problems throwing the deep ball since coming back to practice following back surgery.
“It’s been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it’s a little bit more inconsistent,” Wilson said. “He’s thrown all the intermediates — the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs – have been fine. It’s just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that’s all due to his back.”
Despite the many criticisms, Romo is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and his ability to hit targets 30 or 40 yards down the field had a lot to do with that. Of course, Romo’s issue could be rust. As he gets more reps in and play in a less controlled environment, Romo’s accuracy could return. The Cowboys better hope so because with the injuries that have occurred to their defense this summer, it’s going to take an excellent offense to carry them to the 2014 playoffs and without a healthy Romo that dream becomes impossible.
Easing into his return, Tony Romo will sit out of the Dallas Cowboys opening preseason game.