Posted on July 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was able to practice Sunday for the first time since undergoing a surgical procedure to remove a cyst in his back in April.
"I don't know that you can ever duplicate six months of working and getting ready in a month and a half," Romo said. "In saying that, I'm definitely as far along as I possibly could be at this point. I've done everything I could to get in this position."
Romo worked out in Southern California for about two weeks prior to training camp, running mountains and adjusting his diet in order to be more ready for Sunday's opening practice.
"It just got me where I needed to be and you just mentally get right into it focused and get after it," Romo said. "When we broke [minicamp in June], my objective was to have my offseason over this last month and a half. I worked as hard as I could and I took that approach every day I woke up that I just had to improve a lot each day, and I think that helped me get ready for today and hopefully for the beginning of the season."
Romo, who signed a six-year, $108 million extension in the offseason, said he expected some soreness in his back that will require monitoring but nothing out of the ordinary. The Cowboys will monitor his throwing to make sure he does not do too much too soon, but Romo said he "threw quite a bit" in the last six weeks on his own.