'Sneaky' Romo Works At Cowboys Minicamp
JUN 17, 2014 11:25p ET
IRVING - The Dallas Cowboys opened Tuesday's three-day minicamp with a familiar, welcome and limited sight:
Tony Romo was under center.
And then he tried to get under center again -- during a portion of the workout beyond walk-through, pat-and-go and a pretty intense making-all-the-throws operation of the slot-receiver route tree -- using a more sneaky approach.
"You saw that, huh?'' Romo said coyly.
"It was pretty obvious that the jersey was a little snug on him,â coach Jason Garrett said when noting that the enthusiastic Romo, trying to take it slow while recovering from back surgery, attempted to don Caleb Hanie's No. 7 jersey to steal some reps. "Thatâs when I looked and said, âGet him out of the huddle.â
Romo pledges to be ready for the July 22 reporting to camp in Oxnard, complete with a repeat of last year's pre-camp mountain-running.
"I'm miles ahead of last year,â Romo said of his conditioning. "I donât think theyâre comparable. I think last year I was just starting around this point so this year Iâve had whatever [number of] months to kind of get myself into feeling like I can go. Now itâs going to be more perfecting as opposed to just trying to hammer everything out in four weeks, three weeks.â