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Cowboys' Tony Romo has 'made a lot of progress' since collarbone procedure

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IRVING, Texas -- In the second week of on-field teaching sessions, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has done everything asked of him so far this offseason.

Romo had a Mumford procedure performed in late March in which the distal part of the left collarbone is shaved back -- something he and the team hope alleviates the issue that kept him from playing in 12 games last year.

Romo has been throwing for about a month and is due to throw Thursday in drills.

“Hasn’t really had any issues physically,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He’s integrated almost completely back into the offseason program. He’s really made a lot of progress. I think his back is feeling good. His shoulder seems fine. He’s moving around well. He’s really doing very well.”

Said owner and general manager Jerry Jones, "There’s absolutely nothing negative that can be said about where he is. Everything they hoped to accomplish technically from appraisal of surgery has gone well. Everything he’s done regarding his strength, everything regarding what he’s wanted to do, he’s been able to do.”

The Cowboys will move on to their organized team activities at the end of the month and have their June minicamp. Last year, Romo practiced all but one day in the offseason, and Garrett said he does not anticipate the 36-year-old being on a pitch count this offseason.

“We’re going to try to customize the work for all of our players to what they can handle right now,” Garrett said. “The first part of the football phase of the offseason started last week and kind of work their way up and try to get their football legs underneath them, and hopefully we’ve done enough in the offseason program leading up to that that they’re ready for that work. We'll do this for a couple more weeks and they'll be on the field for OTAs. There's a progression for everybody.”