Tony Romo on Practice: “I Like to Work, I Like to Grind”

By Rachel Wold

For the previous two offseasons, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was limited in practice due to back procedures he underwent following the previous season.

Coming off of a better-than-average 2014 season, the 35-year-old quarterback is healthy and is preparing to participate in the team’s upcoming offseason activities over the next couple months.

Romo and the team are crafting a routine to keep him on his feet and maintain his health while he practices over the summer. During the Cowboys minicamp, the team will practice in a helmet, jersey and shorts. However, the players will add pads once their training camp begins.

Talking about offseason activities up until this point, Romo shared his excitement:

“I like to work, I like to grind, I like to push the envelope in a lot of ways. I haven’t been able to do that in years past,” he said via Dallascowboys.com. “This year, I’ve been able to kind of see. You know, I’m trying to figure out the baseline for this. We’ll figure that out along the way and we’re figure out what the best course of action is as we get into camp and it gets a little more ramped up with pads and things.”

Even though Romo is able to practice more this season, he has reportedly cut back on some of his other physical hobbies such as golf and basketball to help preserve his back.

The question now becomes whether taking part in the team’s offseason activities will help Romo become even more efficient than last year.

For now, it’s all about the Cowboys pacing Romo so that he’s 100 percent and ready to go Week 1 against the New York Giants.

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