It should not come as that big of a concern that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will sit out the team’s preseason game against the San Diego Chargers this week. After all, he did have back surgery in December. At this point, the Cowboys are simply taking every precaution to ensure their star signal caller does not get his progress delayed for Week 1 of the regular season. Thankfully, Romo is completely on board with the decision.
“We’ve talked about it a little bit, and we’re going to be smart,” Romo told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “… Most likely I’ll probably sit out the San Diego game and play in Game 2 and go from there.”
Romo’s back injury in itself is a big concern mostly because his two surgeries in less than a year at the age of 34 years old are a bit alarming. At the same time, he has had several months to recover, which is why there is plenty of optimism surrounding the team. The good news is he appears to be right on schedule as far as the recovery process. The bad news is no one will really know what that means until he gets thrown into a live game with opposing pass rushers attempting to take him out.
As usual, there are high expectations surrounding the Cowboys this season. The fans are waiting for Romo and the rest of the team to take the next step towards elite status. The only way Dallas has any shot of going anywhere is if Romo is able to stay healthy, which is why it is imperative that the team continues to be smart when making decisions about his playing status.