Linehan Says Tony Romo Looks Comfortable Throwing Passes

FRISCO, Texas – You're not going to see him at practice, but Tony Romo is throwing once again.

Asked about it Thursday afternoon, Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he has seen Romo doing some light throwing at the team's facility. It might be a light workload, but Linehan said Romo has looked good doing it.

"I don't think he's really getting carried away with drops, but he's stepping through and throwing,"Linehan said. "It looks like he feels good, and he tells me he does feel good."

At this point, Romo is roughly six weeks removed from the fractured vertebrae he suffered during the preseason game against Seattle. Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Cowboys are targeting a Week 8 return against Philadelphia – after the team's bye week.

Linehan, along with Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, wasn't ready to get into specifics like that, but he did acknowledge that it looks like Romo is making some progress in his recovery.

"I think he's just progressing daily. So we're just kind of taking it day by day with where he's at," Linehan said. "But he does look better to me -- he looks more comfortable. We'll see. I'm excited about him coming back."

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