It’s fitting we suppose, that in the first offseason during which Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo put away the golf clubs to focus on football, he still isn’t able to focus on football.
Or at a minimum he isn’t able to practice.
Owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Romo, the team’s new $100 million man, is “probably unlikely” for next week’s mandatory minicamp after surgery to remove a benign cyst from his back.
“We’re probably going to be real conservative there, and it’s probably unlikely,” Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I know I said probably unlikely, but it’s still probably unlikely that he’ll be in minicamp.”
Romo previously had said there’s a “good chance” he’ll be available for minicamp. As best we can tell, it’s probably likely that “good chance” is higher on the certainty scale than “probably unlikely.”
Confusion has become par for the course with the Cowboys this offseason, featuring plenty of inconsistencies and ambiguities on topics like who’ll call the plays and whether Romo will be doing more than whatever it is that he has done in the past.