Tony Romo says he could play now, will be 100 percent for training camp

By John Breech |

Tony Romo expects to be 100 percent healthy by the time training camp starts. (USATSI)
Tony Romo expects to be 100 percent healthy by the time training camp starts. (USATSI)

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The Cowboys don't have a game on Sunday, but if they did, Tony Romo says he could play in it. The Dallas quarterback, who underwent back surgery in December, is inching closer to 100 percent and says he expects to be fully healed once training camp starts in July.

"I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy, kind of having to not do too much right away," Romo told the Cowboys official website. "But now I'm to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to."

The 34-year-old believes he could be completely healthy before the end of June, "In the next couple weeks I think I'll be 100 percent."

Romo has been throwing the football some during OTAs, but he hasn't been participating during team drills. The quarterback doesn't seem to worried about OTA participation as long as he's ready for training camp.

"Your ultimate goal is to be 100 percent on Day 1 of training camp so you don't miss any time," Romo said. "That's what, starting this process, you were thinking. Now I feel good enough that I'm taking reps and doing things out there, but at the same token you want to be smart and not do anything to set it back, per se. But I don't envision anything like that happening at this point."

The Cowboys close out this portion of their offseason with a mandatory minicamp next week (June 17-19), a session where Romo's not expected to do much. Coach Jason Garrett told the Ft. Worth Star Telegram that he expects his quarterback to do some light throwing and participate in individual drills.

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