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Tony Romo says his rehab is speeding up

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Eli Manning isn’t the only NFC East quarterback who thinks he’s recovered enough from surgery to play a game right now if the schedule called for it.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo feels the same way. Romo is making his way back from the back surgery that brought his 2013 season to a premature end and said Monday that he feels like his rehab has progressed to the point that he could push himself to the points needed to get through a game.

“I don’t think it’s slow anymore. I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy — kind of having to not do too much right away,” Romo said, via the team’s website. “But now I’m to a point where you can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to.”

Romo added that he didn’t think it would be particularly wise to push things to their farthest limit right now, which is fine since the Cowboys don’t have a game of consequence for another three months. Barring a setback, it sounds like Romo should be fine once the calendar does move into September and that Dallas can focus a bit more of their concern on their defense.

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  1. l0glcalv0icesays says: Jun 10, 2014 9:42 AM

    That’s very good to hear. Can’t wait to have him blowing games for the Cowboys, especially ones against my Redskins, who are GOD’S CHOSEN TEAM. #HTTR #RG3IsWayBetterThanRomo

  2. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:45 AM

    Tony Romo career numbers to date:
    29,565 yards
    208 Touchdowns
    101 Interceptions
    95.8 Quarterback Rating

    Please provide your QBs numbers to defend why you would bash Romo and prove you aren’t just an ignorant fan of an inferior team. – I am looking at anyone not a fan of the Broncos, Patriots, Packers, Steelers, or Saints.

    I’m sure all of you Vikings fans have plenty to say now right?

  3. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    l0glcalv0icesays says:
    Jun 10, 2014 9:42 AM
    That’s very good to hear. Can’t wait to have him blowing games for the Cowboys, especially ones against my Redskins, who are GOD’S CHOSEN TEAM. #HTTR #RG3IsWayBetterThanRomo
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    RG3 will be out of the NFL in 2 years. Easy buddy

  4. packh8er says: Jun 10, 2014 9:51 AM

    Not many people consider Phillip Rivers to be great, but:

    32,369 yards
    221 TD
    104 INT
    96.0 rating

    Signed, a Vikings fan.

  5. zam0854 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    So is his retirement date. The fact hat this guy was almost in tears during the Sean Lee announcement interview shows how good this team will finish this season. There will be more dust on cowboys jerseys this year than ever before. JWitten will be fed up and call it quits after the season then the cowboys will start looking like the Giants which isn’t the road to head down.

    Mark Sanchez has more playoffs wins than Romo

  6. joshr99164 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    Unreal how much flak this guy takes. A very good QB on a team without enough pieces to really contend.

    When Dallas wins, it’s Romo carrying them.

  7. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:54 AM

    That’s not the Vikings quarterback but thanks

  8. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:56 AM

    missingjj- Romo is a great statistical performer. One of the best in the NFL, and nearly one of the best in history. He just isn’t a winner.

    But neither was Dirk Novitski, until he won. I think those two are very comparable players, both from Dallas and under a huge microscope. Romo still has time, but I think the reason people can bash him is because he doesn’t win, and he has had lots of talent around him. And that’s fair.

    Jimmy Johnson would help, indeed.

  9. gumbosaints says: Jun 10, 2014 9:58 AM

    Tony Romo will fall on a kicking tee in practice, rear end first, then go on IR for the rest of the year….

  10. mad55555 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:01 AM

    But is he end of the game Choke healthy… he most likely Is

  11. leftyman says: Jun 10, 2014 10:11 AM

    Good to hear I though his back swing wasn’t what it used to be.

  12. davidmoffetthock says: Jun 10, 2014 10:13 AM

    Romo is a good QB but not great. Despite his individual stats, he is 1-3 in playoff games and
    0-3 in games to make the playoffs (2008, 2011, 2012); basically 1-6 in elimination games.

  13. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:14 AM

    eaglesnoles05 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 9:56 AM
    missingjj- Romo is a great statistical performer. One of the best in the NFL, and nearly one of the best in history. He just isn’t a winner.

    But neither was Dirk Novitski, until he won. I think those two are very comparable players, both from Dallas and under a huge microscope. Romo still has time, but I think the reason people can bash him is because he doesn’t win, and he has had lots of talent around him. And that’s fair.

    Jimmy Johnson would help, indeed.
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    This is very accurate. But just like Dirk, Romo has never had a full team around him. Once the Mavs added Tyson Chandler it was a completely different team (mostly on defense – just like where the Cowboys have always been weak – besides maybe the 2007 season). The Mavs also added JJ Barea who proved to be unguardable by the Heat.

    Give Romo at least an average defense and these games wouldn’t slip away that easily and one mistake over the course of the game – usually in the 4th quarter when they have lost a lead because of the defense.

    Romo does actually have the highest 4th quarter QB rating in NFL history despite what the media portrays and many believe.

  14. 1952vikefan says: Jun 10, 2014 10:18 AM

    Alls he had to hear was Dez talking about Weeden

  15. normaneinstein7 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:23 AM

    missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    RG3 will be out of the NFL in 2 years. Easy buddy
    ____________________________________

    No, but Romo might be out of the NFL in 2 years. Too bad you guys are about to enter QB hell because you just got the Curse of Manziel placed on you. Manziel fell right into your laps and you pass up on him for a guard that knocked your best defensive player out for the season in OTAs.

    RG3 is fully healthy now and participating in all OTAs, unlike last year where he was still fresh off an acl tear and didn’t participate in OTAs or preseason games because of rehab.

    Enjoy the Thanksgiving and battle for the East games of 2012 because that’s what you’re going to get from this point forward now that RG3 is fully healthy again. Meanwhile, you guys are stuck with “Brokeback” Romo with nothing behind him. Maybe Weeden can take over Romo like Aaron Rodgers did for Favre…….bwhahahaha.

  16. phillysports1 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:24 AM

    Tony Who ? Dallas got jokes lol

  17. herecomethebirds13 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:40 AM

    3 playoff wins….that is all

  18. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 10, 2014 10:40 AM

    missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:45 AM

    Tony Romo career numbers to date:
    29,565 yards
    208 Touchdowns
    101 Interceptions
    95.8 Quarterback Rating

    —————————————————–

    You missed a key one:

    10 years, 1 playoff win.

  19. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:46 AM

    normaneinstein7 says:
    Jun 10, 2014 10:23 AM
    missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 9:46 AM

    RG3 will be out of the NFL in 2 years. Easy buddy
    ____________________________________

    No, but Romo might be out of the NFL in 2 years. Too bad you guys are about to enter QB hell because you just got the Curse of Manziel placed on you. Manziel fell right into your laps and you pass up on him for a guard that knocked your best defensive player out for the season in OTAs.

    RG3 is fully healthy now and participating in all OTAs, unlike last year where he was still fresh off an acl tear and didn’t participate in OTAs or preseason games because of rehab.

    Enjoy the Thanksgiving and battle for the East games of 2012 because that’s what you’re going to get from this point forward now that RG3 is fully healthy again. Meanwhile, you guys are stuck with “Brokeback” Romo with nothing behind him. Maybe Weeden can take over Romo like Aaron Rodgers did for Favre…….bwhahahaha.
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    RG3 has torn his ACL twice. Sean Lee partially tore his in college which is why he went down without contact and injured it again, I guess you didn’t watch the video and just like bashing the Cowboys and reading headlines in the media without knowing the actual story. Please feel free to watch and and you will see that Zach Martin fell over him simply because Sean Lee collapsed and wasn’t touched by him before the injury. You are just another blowhard who comments on here without actually knowing the facts.

    RG3 did well as a rookie because the NFL wasn’t ready for spread option QBs. RW3 is the real deal because he can read defenses and only runs when he absolutely needs to. He actually has a relatively weak Oline like the Redskins but he can get rid of the ball to avoid injuries unlike RG3 who is a know it all.

    Romo said he could play in a game today if he needed to. The last time he did that was with a ruptured spleen and he beat the 49ers.

  20. herecomethebirds13 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:47 AM

    I apologize…1 playoff win….yikes

  21. dbones641 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:49 AM

    normaneinstein7 says:
    Enjoy the Thanksgiving and battle for the East games of 2012 because that’s what you’re going to get from this point forward now that RG3 is fully healthy again. Meanwhile, you guys are stuck with “Brokeback” Romo with nothing behind him. Maybe Weeden can take over Romo like Aaron Rodgers did for Favre…….bwhahahaha.

    RG 3 will never be fully healthy again. His full health was lost when he tore his ACL. He will never be the same QB he was in his rookie season. He will forever be too scared to leave the pocket like he used to and he’s simply just not a good enough pocket passer to be an elite QB. I advise you to please stop acting like RG3 is a better Qb than Romo, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

  22. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 10:51 AM

    Romo said he could play in a game today if he needed to. The last time he did that was with a ruptured spleen and he beat the 49ers.
    ______________________
    My apologies I was thinking of Jason Witten’s spleen who is also a harda**

    Romo had a punctured lung and led them to victory over the 49ers

  23. gumbosaints says: Jun 10, 2014 10:57 AM

    TMZ reported that Tony Romo just failed a drug test recently…. There goes your season Dallas… Some banned supplement called xtends…. He had 3x the prescribed about in his system TMZ says… According to sources close to Romo, he stated he was not trying to cheat in the game football. His argument was countered with a failed attempt at trying to cheat in the bedroom….

    There is always something going on in Dallas, but football…

  24. 6ball says: Jun 10, 2014 11:01 AM

    .

    @jimmyjohnson

    “there’s lies, damned lies, and statistics ” Benjamin Disraeli

    True that Tony Romo has a solid statistical portfolio. However, at big moments or in big games, he plays very small.

    .

  25. rg3knee says: Jun 10, 2014 11:24 AM

    Romo is not to blame for the 4th Q losses.
    look at last year just a few games that were lost in the 4th Q due to either bad play calling or just horrible defense.

    Detroit game:. Dallas scored 17 points in the 4th Q. They were up 6 with around 30 seconds left and lost (Det scored 24 in the 4th Q ..Romo’s qb rating that game 101 no ints.

    Bears game: 109 qb rating. no ints. defense gave up 45 points. you can’t win like that.

    Bronco’s game: Yes Romo had a int in the 4th Q which was a pretty good read by the lb. but the man threw 5 TD’s and and 500 yards! no team should lose when their QB does that.. but because Manning had 4 TD’s and 400 yards Dallas lost.

    When the opposing team had less than 25 points Dallas record was 6-1.

  26. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:27 AM

    6ball says:
    Jun 10, 2014 11:01 AM
    .

    @jimmyjohnson

    “there’s lies, damned lies, and statistics ” Benjamin Disraeli

    True that Tony Romo has a solid statistical portfolio. However, at big moments or in big games, he plays very small.
    ___________________________________
    So 4th quarter QB rating doesn’t translate into playing in big moments?

    You must not watch very much NFL

  27. irishgary says: Jun 10, 2014 11:37 AM

    @rg3knee

    How about the Packer game with the two picks in the 4th quarter?

  28. notthetroll says: Jun 10, 2014 11:45 AM

    No point in defending Romo, He’ll either win some playoff games or he won’t. I do think they will approach the 27.4 pts/game they had last year, but maybe not that high. None of it will matter much if the D gives up 27.0 points again.
    While they did lose Ware (intentionally omitting Hatcher as it was a career year by far) and Lee which hurts, the silver lining is year 2 in the scheme should help and the injuries on the D should regress to the mean and allow slightly more quality overall.
    IF the D is say 20th ranked they could be in a position to win the division late again and we’ll see if Romo comes through then.

  29. 6ball says: Jun 10, 2014 11:45 AM

    .
    @jimmyjohnson

    ” so 4th quarter QB rating doesn’t translate into playing big”?

    That is affirmative. I’ve seen many a QB pad 4th quarter stats vs prevent defenses because they put their team in a 3-28 hole during the first dismal 3 quarters.

    As to my knowledge of the NFL, I’ll defer to Bill Belichick when he stated “statistics are for losers”

    .

    .

  30. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 10, 2014 12:00 PM

    The bottom line is the goal in the game of football is to win period. Stats are just neat thing for the fans to talk about.

  31. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:01 PM

    6ball says:
    Jun 10, 2014 11:45 AM
    .
    @jimmyjohnson

    ” so 4th quarter QB rating doesn’t translate into playing big”?

    That is affirmative. I’ve seen many a QB pad 4th quarter stats vs prevent defenses because they put their team in a 3-28 hole during the first dismal 3 quarters.

    As to my knowledge of the NFL, I’ll defer to Bill Belichick when he stated “statistics are for losers”
    _________________________________
    Oops you are dead wrong on this one.

    Cowboys haven’t trailed a lot in recent years, so the garbage time stats you refer to are dead wrong. Cowboys have typically had a lead they are holding onto or in a close game working towards a win.

    If you want to talk about padding stats, look at Peyton Manning, or RG3 last year when the Skis were typically down by 13-21 points and he would have 2 4th quarter TDs to make the game look competitive.

    You clearly do NOT know what you are talking about at least in reference to the Cowboys. It’s too easy sometimes.

  32. missingjimmyjohnsonsince1994 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:04 PM

    As to my knowledge of the NFL, I’ll defer to Bill Belichick when he stated “statistics are for losers”
    ________________________________
    You just quoted a Coach who hasn’t reached the superbowl since spygate. A cheater is worse thna a loser.

  33. krep123 says: Jun 10, 2014 12:53 PM

    Did the Cowboys go 5-1 in the East last year….and sweep the Skins? A bad team in a bad division. Anyone can win, including this year.

  34. kmartin173 says: Jun 10, 2014 2:38 PM

    He’ll be back to throwing 4th quarter pick-sixes before you know it.

  35. jerrysglassescleaner says: Jun 10, 2014 3:12 PM

    Romo
    Rodgers
    P.Manning
    Brady
    Manziel

    In that order.

  36. kev86 says: Jun 10, 2014 7:19 PM

    I think romo is pretty good. I think Eli and his two rings are better.

  37. ixdarexu says: Jun 10, 2014 8:55 PM

    Manziel is your top qb convo you are insane iu like that you are a cowboys fan but as soon as you put manziel on the list you lost all credibility the list should read more like

    Manning
    Rogers
    Brees
    Brady
    Romo
    Luck

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