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December 27, 2013

The Cowboys don't fear for Romo's future after a second back surgery in eight months

The Cowboys signed Tony Romo to a six-year, $108 million contract with $55 million guaranteed last March. He has undergone two back surgeries since.

Romo had a cyst removed in April, and underwent back surgery Friday morning for a herniated disc. Dr. Drew Dossett, a team doctor, preformed both surgeries.

The Cowboys say the two surgeries are unrelated and insist they do not have fears about Romo's future. Romo turns 34 in April.

"As you can imagine, I probably have a better knowledge or familiarity with Tony’s earlier surgery this spring and this one than I ever have on my own body," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. "And so from everything I know from talking to several people personally, there’s no relation between these and wouldn’t look to be a chronic-type, of the chronic nature. Now, again, I’m going to be very limited as to what we can go into medically. I know when we say back surgery that absolutely covers the world. All you and I have to do or anybody is have back issues and there are so many that have them and so many that have them treated that there, without exaggeration, there are all kinds of solutions – surgically and non-surgically – and those were considered by the way in this situation."

-- Charean Williams




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