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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo can do “really everything” nine weeks after surgery

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has returned to throwing during the team’s offseason workouts at Valley Ranch.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has returned to throwing during the team’s offseason workouts at Valley Ranch. AP

Tony Romo threw Tuesday and will throw again Thursday, with no limitations on his offseason work. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett reiterated what quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said last week: Romo can do “really everything” nine weeks after collarbone surgery.

“He hasn’t really had any issues physically,” Garrett said during the team’s annual tournament at Cowboys Golf Club. “He’s integrated almost completely back into the offseason program. He’s made a lot of progress. I think his back is feeling good. His shoulder seems fine. He’s moving around well. He’s really doing very well.”

The Mumford procedure Romo underwent March 8 shaved off a portion of the quarterback’s clavicle, reducing pain and discomfort. It was the third surgery for Romo the past four off-seasons.

The Cowboys coach updated the status of Tony Romo at the team's annual golf tournament on Wednesday. Video by Drew Davison.

Romo, 36, missed 12 games last season after twice fracturing his left collarbone.

The Cowboys maintain the offseason surgery is preventative.

“There’s absolutely nothing negative that can be said about where he is,” owner Jerry Jones said. “Everything they hoped to accomplish technically from an appraisal of the surgery has gone well. Everything he’s done regarding his strength, everything he’s done regarding what he’s wanted to do, he’s been able to do it. It’s great. We’ve had plenty of time. He wasn’t late in addressing it relative to being ready for OTAs or being ready for the season. All of those things are there.

“You now know technically what he did. I think that is a great logical way to address the issue.”

Garrett said Romo is eager to return after playing so little last season. The quarterback has not played a full, 16-game season since 2012.

“I know he’s excited, and I know he’s working very hard to take advantage of this opportunity,” Garrett said.

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