OXNARD, Calif. -- There was the minor back surgery, then the conditioning where Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said there was some running along the mountains of the West Coast.
We had the head coach, Jason Garrett, say the quarterback was a pound over his prescribed playing weight.
After playing in his first preseason game on Friday night, Tony Romo said he felt good.
Romo completed six of eight passes for 88 yards with no interceptions or touchdowns in two series of work against the Oakland Raiders. He displayed movement in the pocket and made a nifty play by pump faking a defender in the air to complete a pass to Dez Bryant. Romo, with plenty of time, didn't see a wide-open Miles Austin in the back of the end zone, but the receiver was the last read on that play. Romo was also sacked for a five-yard loss.
"It was good," Romo said of how he felt. "It was good to take a hit. It was good to move around, throw and just know that it felt like training camp. I put that same tempo, that same kind of mindset each day I go out for practice. It carries over to the game. So that was a good feeling."
Asked about his back, Romo said, "Everything is good."