Cowboys’ Tony Romo will participate in this week’s OTAs

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been dealing with some back issues and missed the final game of the 2013 season to have surgery. His rehab is going well and ESPN’s Calvin Watkins says Romo is expected to participate in the offseason program starting this week, citing a source. This program is lifting weights, run sprints and can only conduct football activities without the supervision of coaches and scouts.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Romo was ahead of schedule in regards to his rehab in late March.

“He is ahead of expectations,” Jones said, via ESPN. “He is ahead of where we expected him to be.”

Romo said his rehab was going well after watching a Duke-North Carolina game in early March as well.

“It’s going good,” Romo told ESPN in early March.”We’re getting close now to [returning]. Usually takes three months, it’s just normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we’re right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways. Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind. Mine [surgery] was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly.”