All is well with Tony Romo and his back.
Romo didn’t practice Monday, two days after being sacked three times by the Dolphins on Saturday night. Those were the first big hits Romo has taken since undergoing back surgery last December.
“No issue with his back at all,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said after announcing the team’s partnership with Swiss watchmaker Hublot.
“As a matter of fact, we all were pleased that he got the kind of test that he got and he is too. There is no issue after being sacked three times there.”
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Romo reported feeling fine after the game, too. He took an extended ice bath afterwards and said he could stick to that postgame routine in the regular season.
But it’s always worrisome when Romo takes an impact hit.
“I think any owner takes a cringe anytime the quarterback gets hit hard, healthy, not healthy, whatever the situation is,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “But that’s our game and keep your fingers crossed and hope they hold up.”
The health of Romo’s back has been a question all training camp and is surely going to continue throughout the season. He has been on a limited practice schedule, something that is viewed as more managing the back than any residual effects.
That played a part in giving him Monday off.
“The idea was to give him the opportunity, in a light practice, to collect himself and take the day off,” coach Jason Garrett said.
Romo will have plenty of time to rest, as his next game action won’t come until the season opener against San Francisco on Sept. 7.