Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had back surgery on Friday morning, ending his season and leaving Kyle Orton to lead the offense in their NFC East title showdown with the Eagles on Sunday night.
With Romo done for however long the Cowboys play this season, owner Jerry Jones was asked if he’ll be ready for offseason work during an appearance on KRLD on Friday. Jones said he expected Romo, who missed the offseason program this year because of surgery on a cyst on his back, to be ready to go when the Cowboys get back to work.
“My expectation is that one of the pluses for having had it done as early as this morning is that it would really contribute to him being able to get right there when it comes time for the team to be in OTAs and do the preparation, the beginning of the preparation for next year,” Jones said, via Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “The OTAs are what we call the equivalent of our spring practice. So we would anticipate him being right on time there and expect it and we’ll see how it goes.”
That’s too late to help the Cowboys this year and the team could look considerably different by the time that work begins, but it doesn’t sound like there will be the same kind of uncertainty about Romo’s status as we experienced the last few days.