Cowboys' Tony Romo progressing well from surgery


Tony Romo's recovery from late-December back surgery appears to have him on target to return by the time the Dallas Cowboys begin their offseason program April 21.

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"All I can go off of is what the doctors and trainers tell me, which is they think he'll make a full recovery and be fine," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Wednesday, per "He's obviously on a timeline, but there's no concern on his timeline this year missing anything like he did last year."

Romo had a herniated disk mended Dec. 27, forcing him to miss the Cowboys' final game of the 2013 season. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported at the time that the recovery period was about four months, which would put Romo on pace to participate in the offseason work.

When he does return, Romo will be working with yet another offensive coach, Scott Linehan, whose arrival marks the third consecutive year a different man will be calling plays for the Dallas signal-caller.

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Jones isn't worried that the new structure will add too many cooks to the proverbial kitchen and hinder Romo's performance.

"I think Jason's got it structured with his staff and Tony in a way that's going to be productive," Jones said. "I've sat in meetings and listened to him as to how we're going to go about our offense, and (I'm) very comfortable with how that's going to work. If anything, I think it'll be better how we're doing it."

Apparently the Jones' kitchen is so big you can never have too many cooks.

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