Tony Romo gets another Wednesday off

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not practice for the second straight Wednesday as he and the team continue to look for ways to keep him fresher for the games.

Romo is coming off his best game of the season last Sunday against the St. Louis Rams in which he completed 18 of 23 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. While he did not post gaudy statistics, Romo moved around much better in the pocket (no sacks) and outside the pocket (a 16-yard run for a first down in the second half).

Romo, who underwent back surgery last December, went through the Wednesday morning walkthrough but will spend time with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik in the weight room, strengthening his core and legs during practice.

After the 34-31 victory, Romo said he felt like everything was “firing” better than it did the first two weeks of the season. He was sacked seven times in the first two games and did not move around as well. Romo and the team believe limiting some of the throwing and movement early in the week will allow him to function better in games.

“We’re making no determination on what his schedule is for the course of the season,” coach Jason Garrett said. “This week we feel like this is the right thing to do based on how he’s feeling coming out of the game.”

The Cowboys considered resting Romo later in the week, with Wednesday’s practice being the only one in full pads and the most involved with the game plan.

“He can get a lot of that work done in the walk-through, like he did this morning,” Garrett said, “and then some of the more situational stuff will happen as the week goes on.”