Cowboys QB Coach: Back Surgery Affecting Romo’s Deep Ball


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Even though the Dallas Cowboys claim Tony Romo is 100% healthy, it seems his offseason back surgery has cost him some zip where it counts most.

Wade Wilson, the Cowboys quarterbacks coach, told the Star-Telegram that “the back surgery is affecting Romo’s deep ball.”

“It’s been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it’s a little bit more inconsistent,” Wilson said Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s thrown all the intermediates — the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs — have been fine. It’s just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that’s all due to his back.”

Wilson was quick to point out that Romo should get better and stronger as camp progresses.

“He can get the ball down the field,” said Wilson. “That’s not an issue. As camp goes on, he’ll just get nothing but stronger and more confident in his throws.”

“Hopefully with four days of complete rehab, he can come back on Saturday and start to look like his old self completely.”

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