Tony Romo’s back injury is still affecting his deep throws

AP

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.

85 responses to “Tony Romo’s back injury is still affecting his deep throws

  1. So if he needs more reps why is he working every other day, and I’ve been a Cowboys fan since ’71. It doesn’t look good. I can see Dez acting up because he was wide open and didn’t get the ball.

  2. Better scoop up those Playoff Tickets Cowboy fans, they’ll be a collectors item some day!!

  3. Still waiting on an article about the Jerry Jones twitter pics that came out today. That one will break the PFT post count record.

  4. Romo, please keep playing until you’re 50, and Jerry please keep GMing until you’re 100. It’s a match made in heaven.

  5. I feel bad that Romo has had to go through what he has been through, but this situation is why I think the Cowboys could be the worst team in football next season.

    After all, no one thought that the Texans would be.

  6. Jerry can send out all the playoff tickets he likes, but this team and their choke artist under center won’t even get a whiff of the postseason.

  7. abninf says: Aug 5, 2014 9:55 PM

    Still waiting on an article about the Jerry Jones twitter pics that came out today. That one will break the PFT post count record.
    …………………………………………………………………………..

    That is exactly what I was just about to post! How could he not draft Manziel? They are made for each other!

  8. yea, Romo is an int machine. had less last year than Brady, Brees, cutler, ryan, Flacco , Roethlisberger and has a 2/1 TD int ratio. You guys keep gobbling the media tho.

  9. girls, girls…he is getting stronger every day, his back healing is ahead of schedule. His downfield accuracy? Please. I have seen him hit TO dead on the pipe at 60+ yards, without having his feet fully set. Find something else to squeak about. Why do so many rip on him, because, just like 99% of you, they get their football smarts from ESPN and other football know nothings in the FF leagues. Its already beyond pathetic and boring.

  10. Nothing brings out the football morons like a Cowboys post. Well done everyone. Now go back to your teams stories and analyze how terrible your own team is.

  11. 8to80texansblog says:
    Aug 5, 2014 9:33 PM
    Jerruh is wishing he drafted Manziel right now…
    ___________________________
    Coming from the guy whose team doesnt have a QB.
    Manziel doesnt throw a good deep ball by the way and next 3 years qb classes will be mich better than Tebow 2.0, and a guy from Ucf and Louisville.
    Laughable

  12. With the first pick of the 2015 NFL draft, the Dallas Jerruh Joneses select… It doesn’t matter, that man is WAY out if his depth as a GM and I truly hope his son follows in his GM footsteps.

  13. I bought a milk shake at Dairy Queen today, Romo crossed my my mind. Maybe next year he will be classified as a “Blizzard.” Doubtful, but who knows? Romo is so soft!

  14. Hey look, more jealous Cowboys “haters”!

    5 Super Bowl wins. America’s Team.

    If I was a fan of some irrelevant trash team, I’d hate the Cowboys too!

  15. divan22 says:
    Aug 5, 2014 10:47 PM
    Hey look, more jealous Cowboys “haters”!

    5 Super Bowl wins. America’s Team.

    If I was a fan of some irrelevant trash team, I’d hate the Cowboys too!

    ———————————————–

    Daww….it’s cute to see delusional cowgirls fans get all defensive like this.

  16. @babygaga19….. Couldn’t u have just said….”I went to dq today and thought of tony room…I bought a soft serve cone dipped in butterscotch”?…..did we need to get blizzards and milkshakes involved in order to suggest romo is “soft”? I think not….u probably belong in line with the “pats r cheaters and haven’t win anything since spygate” crowd

  17. Guess romo didn’t have back surgery by the same doc who implanted Jerry’s teeth. Those bad boys are strong!

  18. If you’re Jurreh, I dont know how you can wake up each morning, fall over bags of money on your way to your office, look at the car wreck of a team you put together and not say “Wow, i’ve pissed every cent down my leg. I have no clue what i’m doing anymore.”

    People like to point out that Cowboy veiwership #’s are good, but that cant be anything other than people wanting to see how bad the car wreck has got…

  19. So wait, he can make short and mid range throws, but is having issue with back on long throws? Isn’t this the same injury most people never, ever recover from, and knocked aikman out?

    So for now he can make the short, west coast throws, but assuming the back is bothering him, what happens when he starts taking hits? I am pretty certain that injury just does not heal, and it won’t be long before he can’t make any throws, when the right hut comes around.

  20. Ed says:
    Aug 5, 2014 10:32 PM
    Has he ever had a good deep ball?
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    Do you watch football?

    He’s had 40+ completions every season in the nfl and double digit completions over 40 yards each season as well. Fond a qb not named Brady or Warner who had done that for 10 seasons

  21. Manziel and Jones are both very brazen. I was sure Jones would draft him. They really do seem like a perfect fit.

  22. This really reminds me of last year with Peyton in Denver. I guess he had a terrible year too. Romo is one of the most underrated QB’s in the league. If he had a supporting cast around him, perhaps a line that can block and keep him off his back… Lets just blame Romo – Forget about the jokers calling the plays.

    Romo teamed up with Payton in NO, Chip in PHI, Bell in NE, or Andy in KC… the list goes on… and this guy is a top 10 QB.

    – Eagles Fan.

  23. “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. But his pick six routes continue to be very dependable.”

  24. Weeden was tossed into a dumpster fire in Cleveland and he did a good job shouldering most of the blame. He is a solid back up and Cowboys fans should be happy to have him

  25. should have taken Manziel.. We might end up with a top 5 pick this year and I dont think there are any good QB’s coming out this year. And do not tell me Jamie Winston.. #VinceYoung2.0

  26. Well this isn’t going to get any better once the sacks/pounding start to come…I’d say what was going to be a long season defensively may now apply offensively as well…

  27. Romo will retire when all the other QB’s older than him retire. Like P.Manning, T.Brady, and D.Brees. Really guys the Romo jokes are getting corny and old. You haters are so transparent. Dallas has the toughest schedule in football this year. So coming out of the gate this year with the 49’er we’ll see just how ready he is. And when Romo beats the brakes off of them then let’s see what you have to say.

  28. Not smart to tip their hand even a little. An important component of having a good offense is to make the D think they can’t stop you. Knowing little things like this removes a little of that doubt.

  29. “guachosporlife says:
    Aug 6, 2014 3:59 AM
    Still better QB than 95% of the rest NFL QBs.”
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    Math isn’t your strong point, is it? 95% of 32 QBs is 30. That means you’re saying that Romo is better than all but 2 QBs in the league. The top QBs are P. Manning, Rodgers, Brady, Brees. Then there’s the next tier of Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers, Flacco.

    Where does Romo belong?

  30. Hey look, more jealous Cowboys “haters”!

    5 Super Bowl wins. America’s Team.

    If I was a fan of some irrelevant trash team, I’d hate the Cowboys too!

    ————————-
    Steelers fan since 1970. I ain’t jealous or envious of your cowgirls.

    6 Super Bowl ringsfor my Steelers & counting…

  31. Hey look, more jealous Cowboys “haters”!

    5 Super Bowl wins. America’s Team.

    If I was a fan of some irrelevant trash team, I’d hate the Cowboys too!

    ————————-
    Steelers fan since 1970. I ain’t jealous or envious of your cowgirls.

    6 Super Bowl rings for my Steelers & counting…

  32. Can someone explain how Brees has a 3-1 td/ int ratio when he has 364 tds and 177 int’s? That aint even CLOSE to 3-1. He would need about 57 less int’s lol. 3 more ints and he would almost be dead on 2-1.

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