Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo needed offseason shoulder surgery to fully strengthen the collarbone he broke twice last season, but he's looking downright "re-energized" now.
Romo, 36, had surgery on March 8 and was given a six- to eight-week timetable to return to football activities. The Cowboys won't begin organized team activities until May 26, but Romo has been working out at the team's facilities and has impressed quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson.
"He's looking good," Wilson told the Dallas Morning News. "We had two practices where we've been out here on the field with the guys, and he's done everything. He's throwing, he's got good velocity on all of his throws, great movement in his legs. He looks like he's re-energized because he hadn't played, you know, missed the majority of the season. So he's real energized and anxious to get going."
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Wilson said the Cowboys will let Romo, who is expected to be a full participant later this month, set the pace of his recovery.
"If he ever gets soreness or anything like that, he's going to be in charge of his own program," Wilson said. "If he feels soreness or needs to take a day off because of his back or whatever, he's monitoring that."
Romo broke the collarbone in Week 2 last season, then returned for Weeks 10 and 11 before suffering the same injury. His injury was perhaps the main reason the Cowboys' record dipped from 12-4 in 2014 to 4-12 in 2015.