Tony Romo rehab: Cowboys QB on good pace for OTAs

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FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsComing off a back surgery, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is taking a page out of the chronicles of another future Hall of Famer quarterback’s rehab from potentially career-ending injury. According to reports, Romo is training with Duke football coach David Cutcliffe, who also worked with together with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in wake of his neck injury two offseasons ago. Cutcliffe was also Manning’s offensive coordinator during his college years in Tennessee.
So far, the results have not been disappointing as there have been no reports of setbacks and Romo is projected to ready for to participate in Cowboys’ organized team activities next month.
"It's going good," Romo told ESPN after attending the Duke-North Carolina basketball game, where he went with Cowboys coach Jason Garrett on Saturday. "We're getting close now. Usually takes three months, it's just (a) normal kinda roundabout date that they give ya and we're right on schedule. Really ahead in a lot of ways.”
"Just going to be ready to go here in about a month and rehab is going good, no setbacks of any kind,” Romo continued. “Mine (surgery) was just a normal small version of it, so I should be good to go here shortly."
While it will take Romo a lot more than just a few sessions with the quarterback guru to possibly turn unto manning, training with Cutliffe still has an upside. Cutliffe’s experience can definitely help Romo focus on his mechanics while he is rehabbing from back surgery that ended his 2013 campaign just days before the season finale.
Entering the second-year of his $108 million extension signed last offseason, Romo needs to prove to the Cowboys that he was worth it and that starts by increasing his production. Training with Cutcliffe might not be a direct solution for this predicament.  But at this stage Romo can benefit from every little bit of help that he can get.
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