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Injured Tony Romo is not ready to play football yet

Injured quarterback Tony Romo is throwing the ball around, but he’s not ready for game action.
Injured quarterback Tony Romo is throwing the ball around, but he’s not ready for game action.

Injured quarterback Tony Romo is getting better, but he still not ready to play football, per coach Jason Garrett.

Romo has missed the first seven games of the season with a broken bone in his back.

And while the bone has healed, allowing him to start throwing in practice on a limited basis, Garrett said Romo still has to strengthen his major muscles and his conditioning before he can be cleared to return to action.

The core is acute for Romo because of the back surgeries he had a few years ago. He was set back in his core workouts with the broken bone when he wasn’t able to do anything.

Romo did similar things in practice this week as he did last week when he participated in 7 on 7, threw individual drills and did some scout team work, all in a controlled setting.

“Probably similar to last week,” Garrett said of Romo’s workload. “Again, take it day by day and see how he can handle the work.”

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