Tony Romo gets back to work Saturday

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OXNARD, Calif. Quarterback Tony Romo was back on the practice Saturday afternoon after sitting out Firday afternoon to rest his surgically repaired back.

It was the first day of pads for the Cowboys and the first time Romo has seen live action since suffering a herniated disc in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins last December.

The quarterback spent the first nine plays of the team’s 11-on-11 work handing off. He threw only four passes, but one was a nice competition to Dez Bryant over the top of Morris Claiborne.

Romo was 7-of-8 in 7-on-7 work.

“I thought Tony threw it well,” Jones said. “If I’ve ever seen a player that can come in and play with limited reps in practice, Romo is that player. And boy, he knows what he wants to do here. But that’s not the point. We really want him to have his reps. This is when he wants to get them is in these competitive periods, in these afternoon practices. I’m sure he’ll work. I know he’s looking ahead and make sure he gets in all of these that he possibly can and be smart about how he pushes rehab.”

The key for the Cowboys is how to gauge how Romo feels after practices and after back-to-back days of work.

Jones said they are all on the same page, and Romo is making the call on when to push it and when to pull back. It’s based on how he feels.

“Well Tony’s making that call if there’s any change from the plan,” Jones said. “He’s got a plan, and he knows the practices that he wants to really extend himself (in). It’s all the competitive practices and so he’s got a plan but he’ll see. I think the term he used and I’ve never seen it that way, if things get to feeling a little heavy in the sense of muscles or what have you then he’ll give them a break. I’m glad he’s mature enough, experienced enough - and he should be - to understand his body enough to make those kinds of decisions.”

Clarence E. Hill Jr., 817-390-7760 Twitter: @clarencehilljr

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