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Cowboys' Romo gets through most strenuous day of camp, says he will skip preseason opener

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during a morning practice at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during a morning practice at NFL football training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)  (The Associated Press)

Tony Romo wrapped up his most strenuous day so far at training camp by saying his surgically repaired back would get a rest: He will not play in the preseason opener at San Diego.

The Dallas quarterback also planned to sit out a day of practice this week, the latest indication that the Cowboys are closely managing the 34-year-old Romo's recovery.

Romo pushed himself through a long practice on the team's ninth workout day of camp Sunday. He had been off the previous two days and skipped two practices earlier.

Seven months removed from surgery for a herniated disk, Romo says he's 100 percent but acknowledges that his workout routine has changed significantly.

The Cowboys play the Chargers on Thursday night.

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