The Cowboys’ QB will not start the preseason as he continues to recover from a December back surgery.
Still trying to take it slow as he finishes his recovery from back surgery on a herniated disk, Cowboys QB Tony Romo has decided to sit out the Thursday preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers.
“We’ve talked about it a little bit, and we’re going to be smart,” Romo told the Star-Telegram on Sunday. “…Most likely I’ll probably sit out the San Diego game and play in Game 2 and go from there.”
Romo suffered his back injury during the week 16 game against the Redskins and missed the final game of the 2013 season against the Eagles to determine the NFC East division champion. The Cowboys lost the game and fell to 8-8 for their third straight season.
Romo was healthy enough to take part in practice this past weekend, taking his highest number of reps during training camp this past Sunday.
“It feels great to get out here and play,” Romo said. “It felt like a game. I think it’s great to see the kind of execution that we were able to do in a situation like this to just prove a little bit of what we’ve been doing. As a quarterback, that’s a great thing to see.”
Cowboys’ backup Brandon Weeden will most likely start against the Chargers.