Jerry Jones: Tony Romo cleared to practice


When the Cowboys show up for training camp this weekend, they’ll have their quarterback back with them.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday  that Tony Romo has been cleared to begin practice when the Cowboys open camp Sunday.

“He feels good. He looks good,” Jones said, via ESPNDallas. “He’s uniquely out running mountains right now in the West, so he’s getting himself physically in shape.

“He’s never thrown a lot in the offseason. This is a time where he rests his arm. I’m confident his weight is right and feel he’ll be in shape and let it go.”


Romo had surgery to remove a cyst in his back in April, which kept him off the field for most of the offseason. He did some light throwing in June, but has otherwise watched backup Kyle Orton take all the work.

Once he’s back, his next challenge will be learning the ways of a new play-caller, as Bill Callahan takes that duty from coach Jason Garrett, marking the first time since 2007 Romo’s had someone else in his ear.