OXNARD, Calif. – Through five practices, Jerry Jones has never seen quarterback Tony Romo look sharper in his 13 training camps with the Cowboys.
"What I'm seeing out here is Tony Romo at his best," the team's owner/general manager said. "I can't remember a camp when I thought he was playing any better, looked any better, made me feel any better or made our coaches feel any better as far as his execution and what he needs to do for us to win."
Coming off his most active offseason since his late-2013 back surgery, Romo says the first-team offense has been "executing at a pretty high level" through the first week of camp. He missed two days of practice: one to treat a stye around his left eye last week, and a scheduled day of rest on Wednesday.
Those rest days may continue here and there going forward as the 34-year-old manages his body.
"It's not 100 percent (certain), but I kind of already have a thought process behind it and then you'll adjust that here and there based on how you feel," Romo said. "But so far it's been pretty much mapped out the way I thought it would be."
The Cowboys are off Friday, and Romo said he "most likely" won't practice four straight days (Saturday through Tuesday) leading up to the preseason opener at San Diego. He could if needed – for example, he may have practiced several consecutive days last week if not for the stye issue – but he and the team want to be smart with his workload.
"It's training camp, so you're going to throw a lot of balls," Romo said. "You're going to be doing a lot of stuff dropping back and you've got a morning (walkthrough) to throw at and then you have meetings all day. It adds up each day over and over again."