Despite dealing with an eye issue,
"I don't want to get into specifics of what we did, but we don't think it's a major thing, and we do anticipate him practicing [Saturday]," coach Jason Garrett said.
Romo, who has battled back issues for the last several seasons, did not practice in more than consecutive days last training camp.
"I think we'll practice more this year than we did last year, but at the same time it's not out of the realm to go two-and-one sometimes (two days on, one off) and I think the plan is we'll have some where we go three in a row," Romo said. "We'll see how it goes."
"He has way exceeded expectations," Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said. "We really didn't anticipate him to practice three days in a row and he hasn't missed anything. He's taking the amount of reps he's supposed to take and he's throwing the ball with a lot of authority and really engaged with the guys."
Romo has undergone back surgeries during the last two years, but he said the back is no longer an issue.
"It's been good," Romo said. "I've been building the base up, continuing to get stronger each week. I've just been excited about how it has been going and the progression."
While dealing with a nerve issue in his back over the past couple of years, that wasn't the case. As Romo described during an interview on Dallas radio station KTCK-AM, via the Dallas Morning News, the nerve injury made things incredibly difficult.
"So, what happens is you just lose strength – you’re almost like Fred Flinstone in that you’re trying to run and get the car going, but it’s really not going," Romo said. "You say go and the nerve doesn’t send the signal to tell you to go ... It’s like starting over, like when you’re a child and you just want to say go, push off, fire, and you’re legs won’t. And that just comes from working day in and day out, over and over and over again. And now, it happens a lot faster, it’s a lot longer periods of time I’m able to maintain the strength before you get fatigued, and that wasn’t the case at the start of last football season."
Early last season it seemed Romo played a bit cautious. As the season played out, he looked the part of a healed quarterback, outside of dealing with a pair of broken ribs later in the year. He finished the 2014 regular season with 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns in 15 starts. Of course, passing numbers weren't where they normally are due to the dominant running game the Cowboys possessed.
Romo's back will likely never be 100 percent, he said. But from where it was, progress has been made.
"I think when you have back surgery you’ll always have something," Romo said. "It’s not like other injuries where you rehab, and then it’s, ‘Hey, that part’s stronger than it used to be.’"
This offseason, though, Romo has been present for all practices as he says he continues to improve and get stronger, per The Dallas Morning News.
“The further I get away from the surgery the stronger I get in a lot of areas,’’ Romo said. “Now I need to continue. I’m working as hard as I can to ensure that I’m strengthening the areas that I need to be at my best and right now.
“It’s just been a good start in the offseason. I’ve been able to continue to build and grow. I’ll give credit to the training staff and the weight room staff . We’ve had a great process of figuring out how to continue to get stronger in the offseason, which I haven’t been able to do in the last few years, and that’s been as exciting as anything just to be able to get back into building that and the football stuff is just showing that on the other end.’’
Romo passed for 3,705 yards and 34 touchdowns last season.
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