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Cowboys giving Tony Romo a day off, say no setbacks

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It’s been so far, so good as Tony Romo comes back from back surgery.

So the Cowboys don’t feel compelled to push it.

According to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo won’t practice today, as the team installs its two-minute offense.

He hasn’t had any setback but the biggest thing that we talked to Tony about and really all of our players about, is honest feedback,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We recognize that you’re a tough player, I saw what you did against the Redskins last year. You just got to tell us how you’re doing, how it’s going and make sure we handle it the right way each and every day.

“There’s an old adage in football, a day off can be really valuable. Two days off can be life changing, so when you get in this kind of a situation, we had yesterday off, got some good work this morning in the walk-through, some mental work of some of the different situations we’re working on. Off this afternoon and hopefully back as it tomorrow.”

Romo didn’t practice last Friday either, as the team handles him with the utmost care. It also gives them a chance to give new backup Brandon Weeden more reps, in case he’s ever needed.

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18 Responses to “Cowboys giving Tony Romo a day off, say no setbacks”
  1. jghs38 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:26 PM

    I’m not sure if this is good or bad, you take Romo out but you put in Weeden, one bad QB for another.

  2. scrp2 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:34 PM

    Smart move. Let him have two days for that life changing effect.

  3. danind says: Jul 29, 2014 4:44 PM

    lets give our china doll running back a day off instead, not the guy wearing a red jersey that doesn’t get hit.

  4. cubano76 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    Call me crazy, but don’t you think he like uh maybe, he might wanna be there and participate for that two-minute offense install? Just sayin……

  5. dapollock69 says: Jul 29, 2014 5:11 PM

    His golf handicap was suffering.

  6. crapsandviche says: Jul 29, 2014 5:12 PM

    Something tells me this might be Romo’s make or break year in Dallas. Another missed playoff appearance could be the closing of the Romo era….

  7. doublenickelz says: Jul 29, 2014 5:21 PM

    I wish people who know football would post their comments here. Tony may not be the greatest but he certainly is not the worst. IF we didnt have him as our QB, we would be looking at the number one pick next year! Now I will wait for some moron to tell me thats what will happen regardless :0)!

  8. watchfullhose says: Jul 29, 2014 5:26 PM

    Weeden is awesome! Just ask drrustbelt (who is either Weeden’s biggest fan or Weeden himself).

  9. purpleguy says: Jul 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    Maybe he’s depressed now that Jessica Simpson has lost all that weight and is hot again.

  10. Ferdinand says: Jul 29, 2014 6:18 PM

    They just have no PR savvy at all. If they did, they would just say “We wanted to spend a day getting a good close look at Weeden. Nothing more to it than that.”

  11. zam0854 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:23 PM

    This franchise is doomed until JJ is 6ft under

  12. jsrdc says: Jul 29, 2014 6:44 PM

    @ cubano76

    “Call me crazy, but don’t you think he like uh maybe, he might wanna be there and participate for that two-minute offense install? Just sayin……”

    Romo doesn’t need to be there EVERY DAY for a 2 minute drill unless he was a rookie. What is more important is the recovery and rehab after back surgery. Romo has been around long enough to understand a 2 minute drill, and has excelled at it when it was called.

    All indications are that Romo has recovered very well, but you don’t push your luck with disc surgery, especially with your starting QB.

  13. 88xfactor says: Jul 29, 2014 7:03 PM

    A few extra days off is not gonna hurt Romo one way or the other. The man could wakeup from a dead sleep and throw for 400 yards. And for crapsandvich” Romo is not the reason this team hasn’t made the playoffs in the last few years. It was the defence. And that’s about to change.

  14. mrba4775 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:20 PM

    Hopefully, Romo is just resting to be ready for the regular season. I don’t think it’s a setback. Romo will be ready for the Regular season. Cowboys will surprised this season, winning the NFL East!! How About Them Cowboys! !

  15. jetsbandwagon says: Jul 29, 2014 7:52 PM

    Hopefully, Romo is just resting to be ready for the regular season. I don’t think it’s a setback. Romo will be ready for the Regular season. Cowboys will surprised this season, winning the NFL East!! How About Them Cowboys! !

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    LOL sure, and the Jaguars will win the Super Bowl!

  16. pauliewalnutsthe2nd says: Jul 29, 2014 11:51 PM

    “Cowboys giving Tony Romo a day off”

    Jerry can you keep doing this in the pre-season as opposed to the post-season please?

  17. Big Blue On You says: Jul 30, 2014 1:37 AM

    Romo does not need to participate in the 2-minute practice drills; he has throwing interceptions in the last few minutes of a game down pat. NFC East MVP candidate every year as voted by the other teams.

  18. jlbutler66 says: Jul 31, 2014 2:43 PM

    This is a non issue drummed up for something to write about. The real issue is the loss of what talent we had on the defensive side of the ball. Now that’s a real subject for concern.

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