Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be a limited participant during next week’s organized team activities.
The 34-year-old Romo suffered a herniated disk in Dallas’ 24-23 comeback victory over the Washington Redskins on December 22 and was forced to have surgery later that week.
Romo, who agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million in March 2013, also underwent the knife to have a non-cancerous cyst removed from his back shortly before last spring’s draft.
Without Romo under center, the Cowboys lost 24-22 versus Philadelphia, finished 8-8, and again failed to advance to the playoffs.
The former ravager of Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood compiled 31 touchdowns, against only 10 interceptions, for 3,828 yards over 15 games.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Romo also completed an impressive 63.9% of his 535 attempts.
Nevertheless, despite posting glaring statistics and dominating all autumn, Romo is remembered for folding in brutal losses to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.
Critics have entirely forgotten that Romo was directing the league’s fourth most explosive attack and had the Cowboys on the brink of capturing the NFC East crown.
An undrafted ballplayer who is tough, courageous and talented, Romo has amassed Hall of Fame numbers as Dallas’ signal-caller.
Although forever embattled, expect Tony Romo to continue flourishing as the man in “Big D.”by