Jones: Romo Unlikely To Participate In June Minicamp

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IRVING, Texas – It was always doubtful, but Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday it's unlikely his franchise quarterback will be ready for minicamp next week.

Both Jason Garrett and Tony Romo himself suggested that the veteran quarterback might not be ready for minicamp, which runs from June 11-13, after undergoing minor surgery in mid-April. That seems likely to be the case, according to Jones, who said the Cowboys will stick to their cautious philosophy regarding player health.

"I don't know. We're probably going to be real conservative there, and it's probably unlikely," said Jones of Romo's status for minicamp. "I know I said 'probably unlikely,' but it seems pretty unlikely he'll be at minicamp."

Jones added that Romo's rehab is going according to schedule, and he should be "ready to go" for training camp in July.

"He's spending all kinds of time looking at tape and doing the kinds of things he needs to be doing to get ready," he said.

With many players watching from the sidelines during the final week of OTAs, Jones said the same careful approach given to Romo extends to the entire roster – especially after an injury plagued 2012. [embedded_ad]

"We're trying to do as good a job as we can looking at some things, changing some things about what we're doing relative to not getting soft tissue injuries," Jones said. "I think fresh off of last season, when we thought injuries impacted our season a lot, we'd be more sensitive during this offseason as to being concerned about injury."

Romo_060413_650.jpg


IRVING, Texas – It was always doubtful, but Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday it's unlikely his franchise quarterback will be ready for minicamp next week.

Both Jason Garrett and Tony Romo himself suggested that the veteran quarterback might not be ready for minicamp, which runs from June 11-13, after undergoing minor surgery in mid-April. That seems likely to be the case, according to Jones, who said the Cowboys will stick to their cautious philosophy regarding player health.

"I don't know. We're probably going to be real conservative there, and it's probably unlikely," said Jones of Romo's status for minicamp. "I know I said 'probably unlikely,' but it seems pretty unlikely he'll be at minicamp."

Jones added that Romo's rehab is going according to schedule, and he should be "ready to go" for training camp in July.

"He's spending all kinds of time looking at tape and doing the kinds of things he needs to be doing to get ready," he said.

With many players watching from the sidelines during the final week of OTAs, Jones said the same careful approach given to Romo extends to the entire roster – especially after an injury plagued 2012. [embedded_ad]

"We're trying to do as good a job as we can looking at some things, changing some things about what we're doing relative to not getting soft tissue injuries," Jones said. "I think fresh off of last season, when we thought injuries impacted our season a lot, we'd be more sensitive during this offseason as to being concerned about injury."

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