Owner Jerry Jones didn’t hold back in his assessment of Tony Romo one week into training camp.
“What I’m seeing out here is Tony Romo at his best,” Jones said.
Romo won’t disagree with that, either, as he has no complaints early on. He and his surgically repaired back aren’t much of an issue for the first time in a couple years.
Sure, Romo dealt with a stye in his left eye that kept him out one of the first days of camp and took another day off Wednesday, giving him two days of rest over a three-day period with today’s off day. But Romo is doing more than he has in the previous couple camps and is showing signs that he’s ready to build off his career year from a season ago.
“It’s been good,” Romo said. “We’re running through a lot of stuff so we have some new guys in certain spots, but we’ve been executing at a pretty high level the first unit.
“That’s good to see. We have to do a better job each and every day, but I like the start to camp. Guys just have to keep getting better.”
Romo, 35, has a general idea of what he wants his practice schedule to look like throughout training camp, although nothing is set in stone. He doesn’t anticipate practicing four consecutive days, meaning he will take another day off between now and the Cowboys’ first preseason game at San Diego next Thursday.
“That’s not because I couldn’t, but I just don’t know that it serves the long run in the best interest of that,” Romo said of going four straight days. “We’ll see as next week comes, but more than likely there will be a day.
“Just the amount of torque of every day at training camp and having two of them and then meetings, they all add up. You just have to be smart about that.”
For now, though, Romo has been pleased with what he’s been able to do early on in camp. So is the owner.
“I feel good about what he’s doing,” Jones said. “I like what our plans are, what we’re doing, how he’s practicing, how we’re practicing. I think all of that is real good.”