Quarterback Tony Romo will not practice this afternoon, coach Jason Garrett said.
There are no injury concerns with Romo, who went through the morning walkthrough after Monday’s off day. He is expected to practice Wednesday.
Garrett said the team will practice their two-minute offense this afternoon and felt that it would be best for Romo to watch from the sidelines. The Cowboys are continuing to take a cautious approach with their star quarterback early on in camp even though he was deemed full-go at the start.
“He hasn’t had any setback but the biggest thing that we talked to Tony about and really all of our players about, is honest feedback,” Garrett said. “We recognize that you’re a tough player, I saw what you did against the Redskins last year. You just got to tell us how you’re doing, how it’s going and make sure we handle it the right way each and every day.
“There’s an old adage in football, a day off can be really valuable. Two days off can be life changing, so when you get in this kind of a situation, we had yesterday off, got some good work this morning in the walk-through, some mental work of some of the different situations we’re working on. Off this afternoon and hopefully back as it tomorrow.”
Romo was also held out Friday afternoon.
Romo is coming back from having a second back surgery in the past year. He underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk last December, which forced him to miss the final game.
“We know he’s going to be our starting quarterback, you’re really pointing yourself towards that first game against San Francisco [Sept. 7],” Garrett said. “You want to have that in mind the whole time.”