Romo enters pre-qualifier for Nelson

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is one of 256 golfers registered to pre-qualify for this month's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Romo is scheduled to tee off at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. The top 23 and ties from each of Stonebridge Ranch's two courses will advance to open qualifying May 17.

The top four golfers at open qualifying advance to the Byron Nelson, to be played May 20-23 at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas.

Open qualifying takes place the same day as the first day of organized team activities for the Cowboys. The tournament's organizers have accommodated Romo's football schedule in the past.

Romo shot a 79 at at Stonebridge Ranch last year and missed the cut for open qualifying. The quarterback will also participate this month in a U.S. Open qualifier, his third attempt at the major.