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Checkup On Romo's Back Shows "Really Good" Progress, Jerry Jones Says

LANDOVER, Md. – Tony Romo accompanied the team to Washington and had a scheduled examination on his injured back that demonstrated the veteran quarterback continues to make "really good" progress in his recovery, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said.

The timing worked well for a checkup during the trip, since the Cowboys' medical staff travels with the team on the road.

There's still no specific timetable for Romo's return, though the team expects him to be back in the starting lineup at some point this season.

Romo fractured a bone in his back on Aug. 25 in the Cowboys' third preseason game. This Thursday will be the four-week mark since the injury.

"This early part was medical protocol," Jones said. "Probably beginning about right now, you get over in that area of the individual's situation – his own ability to heal, his own ability to tolerate where he needs to go. He's in that stage right now."

-Rob Phillips

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