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Cowboys QB Tony Romo will sit out Monday’s practice

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, shown stretching Sunday, will sit out Monday’s practice.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, shown stretching Sunday, will sit out Monday’s practice. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tony Romo will not practice Monday, according to coach Jason Garrett. It will mark the third practice the quarterback has missed since training camp started July 30.

“He’s had a good couple of days over the weekend, and this is one of those special teams two-a-days, so he wasn’t out here this morning,” Garrett said. “Like we talked about last week, a good idea is to keep him out of it completely today, and then hopefully come back tomorrow and get some good work in.”

Romo missed a practice the first week of camp with a sty in his left eye, and he sat out last Wednesday’s practice as a rest day. He said last week he didn’t anticipate practicing four consecutive days.

“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 Saturday. “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.”

Romo went through the offseason fully healthy for the first time in three years. Coming off back surgery last year, Romo didn’t practice more than two consecutive days during training camp.

The Cowboys entered this training camp without a structured plan for Romo, saying they would base off days on how the quarterback was feeling.

Charean Williams, 817-390-7760

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