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Garrett: Romo "Doing Very Well" In Recovery From March Collarbone Surgery

GRAPEVINE, Texas – Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo continues to be right on schedule in his recovery from early-March collarbone surgery.

"He threw in the workout yesterday. He'll throw again tomorrow," Garrett said. "Hasn't really had any issues physically. He's integrated almost completely back into the offseason program. He's really 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 Cowboys are currently in Phase Two of the voluntary offseason program, which permits individual player instruction, drills and team practice on a 'separates' basis, with no live contact or offense vs. defense drills allowed. The team is scheduled to begin its organized team activities (OTAs) in two weeks.

Asked if Romo is on a pitch count with his throws, Garrett said, "Not really. We're going to try to customize the work for all of our players to what they can handle right now. The first part of the football phase of the offseason started last week and kind of work their way up and try to get their football legs underneath them, and hopefully we've done enough in the offseason program leading up to that that they're ready for that work. We'll do this for a couple more weeks and they'll be on the field for OTA's. There's a progression for everybody."

Romo fractured his left collarbone twice last season, the second time on Thanksgiving Day against Carolina, and the healing process went well. He chose to undergo the Mumford procedure to strengthen the shoulder area and help reduce the chances of re-injury going forward.

"There's absolutely nothing negative that can be said about where he is (in his recovery)," Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said. "Everything they hoped to accomplish technically from appraisal of surgery has gone well. Everything he's done regarding his strength, everything regarding what he's wanted to do, he's been able to do."

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