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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back.
The team's website reported Tuesday, the first day of organized team workouts, that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He will be ready for training camp in July.
Romo became the highest-paid player in franchise history in March when he signed a six-year, 108 million extension with 55 million guaranteed, more than Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco of Baltimore.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the outpatient procedure was performed before the NFL draft. Romo was restricted to light conditioning work in April but has been cleared to throw.
"If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could," Romo told the newspaper Monday. "That's why I did it now. This will have no effect on training camp."
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Romo will have an expanded role in the offense, and his quarterback has committed to "Peyton Manning-type time" in trying to turn Dallas into a Super Bowl contender again.
Backup Kyle Orton will take most of the snaps in Romo's absence. He signed as a free agent last year but played in just one game, a blowout loss to Chicago. The Cowboys also have second-year player Nick Stephens and undrafted rookie Dalton Williams on the roster.
A healthy Romo is a huge factor with coach Jason Garrett's job on the line in 2013. Garrett is unlikely to return if the Cowboys miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
The last time Romo missed significant playing time, former coach Wade Phillips was fired and replaced by Garrett in the middle of a 6-10 season in 2010. Romo was out 10 games with a broken collarbone.
Romo played through a broken rib early in the 2011 season and stayed healthy last year. Both seasons ended with losses to NFC East rivals in finales with playoff berths on the line.
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo probably won’t be healthy enough to participate in mini-camp after undergoing back surgery to remove a cyst.
My understanding is #Cowboys are fine bringing Romo back slowly. No decision was made. But was told he probably won’t be back for minicamp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 21, 2013
IRVING, Texas In 1998, a Dallas Cowboys quarterback missed a minicamp due to a "minor surgery" to remove something from his back.
That was Troy Aikman. This is Tony Romo.
In terms of the flood of outrage and humor directed at Romo, who did not participate in the team's OTA's that began Tuesday and who might need a few more weeks to full recover, the difference...
The Dallas Cowboys will likely be without starting quarterback Tony Romo until training camp because of a cyst that he had surgically removed from his back last month. I'm sure head coach Jason Garrett will attempt to downplay the impact of losing Romo for three weeks of organized training activities and a mandatory minicamp in June, but this could certainly stunt the development...
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back.
The team's website reported Tuesday that Romo underwent the procedure last month and could return for the mandatory minicamp that starts June 11. He will be ready for training camp in July.
Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension with ...
According to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent back surgery last month to remove a cyst. He’s expected to be ready for training camp.
Tony Romo wont be practicing today because of a minor back injury that required surgery last month. Should be ready by training camp
— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) May 21, 2013
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will have more than enough time on his hands now to help out with the offensive game plan the rest of this off-season.
The Dallas Morning News via Nick Eatman, is reporting that Romo will be out a few weeks after having back surgery to remove a cyst in early April.
Romo Expected To Miss OTAs After Undergoing Back Surgery dallascowboys.com/news...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent a minor surgical procedure to remove a cyst from his back last month, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. The surgery will sideline Romo through organized team activities (otherwise known as OTAs), and sources tell ESPN Dallas that it could keep the quarterback out until training camp.
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The slander for Tony Romo was at an all-time high when he signed a new 6-year, $108 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys this off-season. Romo has only won 1 playoff game during his tenure as the Cowboys quarterback, and many questioned whether or not he has what it takes to lead a team to [...]
It would appear that everyone on earth is talking about Tony Romo’s back surgery except for Romo, himself. But then again, this is Dallas and well, everything is bigger in “Big D.”The noise, the stadiums, the controversies and of course the contacts. With a quarterback who just signed a new contract in excess of $100 million, if figures that every move Romo makes will be scrutinized...
Days before last month’s draft, embattled Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent surgery to have a cyst removed from his back. Agreeing to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million with Dallas in March, the 33-year-old expects to be medically cleared by June’s mandatory minicamp. Throwing 177 touchdowns, against 91 interceptions, for 25,737 yards since debuting...
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