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Tony Romo will practice Saturday, Cowboys coach says

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo developed a sty in his left eye that kept him out of Friday’s practice.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo developed a sty in his left eye that kept him out of Friday’s practice. Star-Telegram

The infection in Tony Romo’s left eye has improved enough that he will practice Saturday, Jason Garrett said. The Cowboys have their first padded workout of training camp this afternoon.

The quarterback developed a sty in his eye but practiced Thursday before sitting out practice Friday after treatment.

“I don’t want to get into specifics of what we did, but we don’t think it’s a major thing, and we do anticipate him practicing today,” Garrett said.

Romo didn’t practice more than two consecutive days a year ago at training camp, resting his surgically repaired back. He also had Wednesday practices off during the regular season.

Garrett has said the Cowboys have no set practice plan for Romo, who was fully healthy in the offseason.

But it was the eye, and not his back, that kept Romo out Friday.

“It will get better each day,” vice president Stephen Jones said. “It’s up to him whether he goes today or not. They will evaluate that as he gets closer to practice. Obviously, we are not going to push him.”

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