Jones: Romo ready to return to action when camp starts

Tony Romo will be able to fully participate when the Cowboys' camp opens Sunday.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett said quarterback Tony Romo will be able to fully participate when training camp starts Sunday in Oxnard, Calif.

Romo sat out all of the organized team activities and mini-camp in the off-season while recovering from surgery to have a cyst removed from his back.

Romo and the team's brass downplayed his absence from workouts throughout the off-season. On Thursday, Jones and Garrett declared Romo fit to return while speaking at a clinic the Cowboys hosted for youth coaches.

"He feels good. He looks good," Jones said in comments published by The Dallas Morning News and other outlets. "He's uniquely out running mountains right now out west. He's getting himself physically in shape. He's never thrown a lot in the off-season at all. It's always been a time for him to rest his arm. I'm confident. I know his weight is right. I feel that he'll be in shape and ready to go."

While Romo missed an opportunity to improve his timing and chemistry with the receivers in the off-season, the Cowboys have an extended pre-season this year because they are playing in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 4

"We believe Tony will be ready to play," Garrett said. "It seems like he's in good shape."

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