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Garrett altering practice schedule to get Tony Romo extra reps

jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has not played football in a regular season game in 51 weeks, dating back to Thanksgiving Day last season.

He only threw 121 passes last year, and was injured after just three series in the preseason over two games.

So with Romo preparing to the backup to Dak Prescott Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens after missing the first nine games with a fractured bone in his back coach Jason Garrett has decided to alter the practice schedule to him some extra work.

Normally, the starting quarterback gets all the work with the first team offense during the week with backups getting their work on the scout team.

Garrett will not diminish any reps for the rookie Prescott, who still needs all the work he can get. But he will add some addition time to the team periods to Romo can get some work with the first team offense.

“Dak’s going to get his normal reps but we’re going to try to get Tony some opportunities at the end of those periods,” Garrett said. “But Dak’s reps will not change. We’ve adjusted practices in other ways so we’ll have a few more plays in the team period, we’ll be shorter in other spots of practice.”

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