The removal of a cyst in his back has left Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo on the sideline during OTAs and could continue to keep him out through the team’s June minicamp.
If that should happen, Romo will have to wait until training camp for formal practices with his teammates. Those teammates include the team’s first three picks in last month’s draft — center Travis Frederick, tight end Gavin Escobar and wide receiver Terrance Williams — that Romo has to develop chemistry with because they all are ticketed for big roles on the offense in 2013.
Romo acknowledges that the missed time this spring could impact things on that front, but he’s got a plan in mind to make up for lost time whether or not he winds up sitting out minicamp as well. He explained that plan when asked about what he’s missing by not working with the rookies.
“I think sometimes timing,” Romo said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “But at the same time, I’m going to wear that out with them, too. I’m sure they’ll want to get out of here a little bit in June and July but I’ll probably force the hand a little bit to keep them around and it’ll be a good thing for us. It’ll be just a bonus time-wise.”
Jerry Jones wanted Romo to put in Peyton Manning-type time at the office and it seems that the quarterback has taken Jones’ desire to heart on this front. It won’t be organized practices, but every little bit counts when forging new relationships on offense.