IRVING, Texas –
Typically, it’s not news when a starting quarterback continues to practice throughout a game week. But considering the time he got off at practice in the preseason to rest his surgically repaired back and the possibility that periodic rest would continue during the regular season, it’s a good sign for the Cowboys.
Head coach Jason Garrett confirmed Romo would be full go once again Thursday after showing up as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice report.
“Yeah, he feels good this morning,” Garrett said. “We anticipate him practicing today and we would anticipate that as it goes on. Just like with any player, you would evaluate how he’s doing, how he’s feeling and then come up with how you would want him to work. But we do anticipate him being able to practice throughout this season.”
The Cowboys have eased Romo back into action throughout the offseason and preseason to make sure he’s ready this Sunday against the 49ers.
Sometimes, that meant sitting out the second of a back-to-back practice or getting limited reps, but it doesn’t appear Romo will need that as he prepares for his first regular season game since the offseason back surgery. It's possible Romo gets rest days throughout the year, but that hasn't been the case in his first week of the season.
Garrett said there haven’t been any surprises about his rehab, and he expected Romo would be on schedule to play. He also said he thinks the coaches and trainers have had good communication with Romo to come up with a plan and evolve that plan with Romo’s feedback. He likes how Romo’s camp work was handled, and he feels the starting quarterback will be ready for Sunday.
“A lot of players go through injuries and they have offseason surgeries they have to deal with,” Garrett said. “We expect those guys to work hard every day to get themselves back. It typically doesn’t take much prodding if you’ve got the right kind of guys.”
The rest of the Cowboys’ injury status appeared to be the same as yesterday.