Tony Romo looked like the man in charge of the Dallas offense for the first offseason practice until the drills got a little more competitive.

Five months removed from back surgery, Romo donned a baseball cap for 11-on-11 work. There's no use in rushing, as coach Jason Garrett has been saying for weeks.

Romo echoed that talk Tuesday in his first extensive interview since sustaining a herniated disk against Washington and missing the finale against Philadelphia with a playoff berth on the line.

The 34-year-old says he can do everything he needs to, but wants to make sure he doesn't "put a high volume of numbers on it yet."

Romo's throwing was limited to individual drills without much moving around.

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