Remember all of those people who were really concerned about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his second back surgery? Well, I think we’re almost at the point where we can just toss out the worries and get excited about the 2014 NFL season and what it may bring for the Cowboys.
It may just be the people out there who are anti-Cowboys or anti-Romo, but it seemed that the fact that Romo had his second back surgery propelled everyone to talk about how the Cowboys are in for a rough year and that Romo won’t be ready to go by the time the season starts. What on earth would make you say that Romo won’t be ready, 36 weeks after surgery, for the start of the season?
Here’s some food for thought for everyone who was against the odds on Romo this year. This type of surgery has a typical rehab time of eight to 12 weeks. If a player is in season then they may slow down the rehab a bit. When Romo joins up with his teammates on Tuesday for the first of three OTA practices, it’ll be 21.5 weeks.
We already heard that Romo has the “same zip on the ball” that he had last year, so let’s not forget that either. Don’t be surprised to see Romo only getting limited work, though, because the Cowboys have no reason to force him back into action with this much time before the season starts. He’ll have time to get to work with rookie wideout Devin Street, but it’s not exactly like he and Dez Bryant, Jason Witten and Terrance Williams need to spend hours and hours working on their chemistry.
Obviously if Romo hadn’t had surgery at this point, he’d be doing the same things — just more of it. This doesn’t mean it’s a cause for concern, though. The guy who just had back surgery was LIFTING WEIGHTS this past week. His exact quote? “Feeling good, good to go.”
Maybe it’s time we all take a step back and just stop worrying about Romo and his 2014 offseason preparation.