Tony Romo unlikely for Cowboys minicamp next week

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The Dallas Cowboys had hoped to have Tony Romo back in the mix in time for minicamp next week.

Now, it looks like that will not happen. Owner Jerry Jones said the recently minted passer is “unlikely” to participate in the conclusion of the club’s offseason program, according to Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Romo underwent surgery to remove a cyst in his back in April and has missed OTA’s. Now, it looks like he will be out until the team reports to training camp. Romo signed a $108 million, six-year contract extension earlier this offseason.

We’re probably going to be real conservative there, and it’s probably unlikely,” Jones said. “I know I said probably unlikely, but it’s still probably unlikely that he’ll be in minicamp.

“He’s coming along great. He’s going to be ready to go and have his strength and conditioning in great shape. And of course, he’s spending all kinds of time looking at tape and doing the kinds of things that he wants to be doing to get ready for the season.”

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