Aug 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys to stay cautious with Tony Romo's return from injury

Tony Romo is a man on a mission this year to get the Dallas Cowboys over the hump and into the playoffs. Making it to the playoffs will not suffice, however, as Cowboys fans are in dire need of a playoff run, and Romo hopes that he and his team can accomplish that feat.

Before the team can even think about the playoffs, they need to worry about having Romo 100% healthy by the time the regular season begins in September. Romo, who is coming off back surgery this offseason, played in his first preseason game this past week and looked comfortable on the field.

Playing two series against the Baltimore Ravens defense, Romo threw 4 of 5 passes for 80 yards and a touchdown. Obviously those numbers are encouraging, but the Cowboys still want to be cautious with Romo in practice, who missed multiple practices during training camp. 

“I would say same [plan],” head coach Jason Garrett told the Star-Telegram. “We’re going to have good practices this week, and we’re going to get after it, and everybody’s going to be a part of that. Any of the guys who are coming off injuries, you want to make sure they’re able to handle the work, and if not we’ll back them off a little bit.”

Although Romo will not be getting all the reps in practice, Garrett was pleased with what he saw from Romo against the Ravens.

“I think he felt comfortable,” Garrett continued. “The one play for me that stood out was the one where he climbed the pocket and threw it to Dez [Bryant]. His eyes were up. You could tell he just felt what was going on. He just had a really good feel for it. He felt like himself on that particular play. It looked like he was comfortable out there, seeing things, moving around and feeling things in the pocket.”

Expect Romo to get a similar amount of playing time this weekend when the Cowboys take on the Miami Dolphins in the third game of the preseason.

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