IRVING, Texas – As expected, the Cowboys franchise quarterback is not participating Tuesday as the club begins a three-day minicamp at Valley Ranch.
Tony Romo's back injury has him sidelined for Tuesday, and it's likely that will be the case all week long as the Cowboys will remain cautious with their quarterback, or any player for that matter.
Tuesday's practice also began without Anthony Spencer, Alex Albright or Morris Claiborne on the field.
However, defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who is still nursing a shoulder injury that required offseason surgery, was able to do some work with his position group. Ware said last week he expected to miss the minicamp but is expected to be ready by training camp. It's likely he will be limited this week in team drills.
Romo, who had a cyst removed in his back earlier this offseason, has not participated in any of the OTA practices. However, he will likely continue to work closely with the quarterbacks and receivers on the field. Romo supposedly has a new hands-on role within the offense and will likely be more involved in the game-planning during the week. He may not be throwing passes, but he's certainly staying involved. [embedded_ad]
Also not practicing on Tuesday:
OT Jermey Parnell (hamstring)
S Danny McCray (knee)
RB Joseph Randle (thumb)
G Nate Livings (knee)
S Jakar Hamilton (hamstring)