In multiple interviews with Dallas-Fort Worth media outlets Wednesday, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo indicated he was recovering well from December back surgery.
Romo told 105.3 FM “The Fan” in Dallas-Fort Worth that he expected to be back to full strength “within the next month.”
“Hopefully it’s in the next week or two, which is a viable and serious time that it actually could happen in,” Romo told 105.3 FM. “You know, it could be another two or three weeks. We’ll see here. We’ll be smart in OTAs, but at the same point, we’ve got to get to work.”
The Cowboys hold OTAs (organized team activities) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, with other sessions slated for June 2, June 4-5 and June 9-12. The club’s mandatory minicamp is June 17-19.
Longer term, the 34-year-old Romo signaled Wednesday he believes he can hold up physically in 2014 and beyond.
“There’s no question in my mind: not only am I going to be able to make it through 16 games, I’ll make it through another five years,” Romo told 105.3 FM.
Romo is signed through the 2019 season. Since becoming the Cowboys’ starter during the 2006 season, he has missed 14 games because of injury, 10 of which came in 2010, when he suffered a broken clavicle.