Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is most of the way back, but he is still feeling the effects of the back injury that cut short his 2013 season in one respect: His deep passes aren’t quite as good as they used to be.
That’s the word from Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, who said Romo has had problems throwing long.
“I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it’s a little bit more inconsistent,” Wilson said, via the Star-Telegram. “He’s thrown all the intermediates — the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs – have been fine. It’s just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that’s all due to his back.”
Wilson added, however, that he expects Romo’s deep passes to improve through the next month and that Romo should be good to go for Week One.
“He can get the ball down the field,” Wilson said. “That’s not an issue. As camp goes on, he’ll just get nothing but stronger and more confident in his throws.”
Romo is expected to sit out this week’s preseason opener but take the field next week. That’s when we’ll all get a look at Romo in his first live action after back surgery.