Tony Romo: I’ll be 100 percent in a couple weeks

Not only does Tony Romo think he’ll be 100 percent for the start of training camp next month, the Dallas Cowboys quarterback says he could play in a game today if it was needed. Romo, who had back surgery to repair a herniated disk in December, has been limited during organized team activities. During a Monday interview, the 34-year-old gave an update on his progress.

"I don’t think it’s slow anymore," Romo told’s Rowan Kavner. "I think earlier on, right after surgery, you kind of go through that mode of getting healthy, kind of having to not do too much right away. But now I’m to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to.

"Obviously you wouldn’t want to right yet, just to let it completely scar up and heal in all the areas that you want. In the next couple weeks I think I’ll be 100 percent."

During OTAs the last two weeks, Romo has been throwing during the individual position drills but he has not been under center for team drills.

"Your ultimate goal is to be 100 percent on Day 1 of training camp so you don’t miss any time," Romo said. "That’s what, starting this process, you were thinking. Now I feel good enough that I’m taking reps and doing things out there, but at the same token you want to be smart and not do anything to set it back, per se. But I don’t envision anything like that happening at this point."

Romo, who has missed only one start over the last three seasons, said last month that he didn’t only plan on making it through 16 games this season, he has hopes of playing another five years.

Romo is under contract through the 2019 season.

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