Jason Garrett: 'Tony Romo has a lot of years of great football left'
MAY 06, 2014 7:04p ET
IRVING, Texas - All comments continue to be positive when it comes to the health of Tony Romo's back.
Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones both talked Tuesday about how well the 34-year-old franchise quarterback is progressing from his second back surgery in less than a year. Romo, who had a herniated disk repaired in December, remains on schedule to take part in organized team activities later this month.
Following a pre-draft press conference at Valley Ranch, Garrett was asked about the Cowboys looking for Romo's eventual successor. Garrett's response told volumes about how much longer the Cowboys head coach thinks Romo can play.
"We feel like Tony is really essentially in the prime of his career," Garrett said. "He's 34 years old. He didn't start until I think Year 4, so he's been a guy who has played six or seven years now as a starting quarterback. To me, he's a very young player. He moves around really well. He hasn't lost any mobility, ability to get away from people.
"I think his arm is better than ever, so we don't look at him despite his back situation that he's had over the last couple of years as somebody who is an old player by any means. He simply needs to rehab his back and get himself healthy and get going again.
"We feel like Tony Romo has a lot of years of great football left in him."
Garrett said they are working Romo back slowly but noted that he was throwing during Tuesday's voluntary workout.
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