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December 27, 2013

Cowboys expect Tony Romo back for OTAs in 2014

Tony Romo should return for organized team activities this spring after undergoing back surgery Friday morning.

"My expectation is that one of the pluses for having had it done as early as this morning is that it would really contribute to him being able to get right there when it comes time for the team to be in OTAs and do the preparation, the beginning of the preparation for next year," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. "The OTAs are what we call the equivalent of our spring practice. So we would anticipate him being right on time there and expect it and we’ll see how it goes."

Romo missed all of the off-season workouts last spring after having a cyst removed from his back in April. The Cowboys insist that surgery is unrelated to this one.

"We felt like that they were unrelated," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "This was a result of what happened in the game the other day. You address the issue and you move on. He played very well coming off the first procedure he had in the spring. We are completely confident. He's going to rehab and come back to 100 percent."

-- Charean Williams




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