Despite all the talk about all eyes on Tony Romo early in training camp practices, the Dallas Cowboys won’t really know how far along their franchise quarterback is after two back surgeries until he takes his first big hit in a preseason game.
Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson said that will be Romo’s true test before the regular season kicks off Sept. 7 against San Francisco.
“That’s exactly right,” Wilson said. “Right now we’re just seeing if he can throw in all the drills and not have any soreness the next day and continually build on that and the next step after that would obviously be if he could take a hit.”
Wilson said Romo was “a little sore” going into his first training camp practice Thursday after running with the team Wednesday.
Romo has finished in the top 11 in six of the last seven seasons, but the back injury is worrisome. Fortunately, his ADP (9.08 currently) makes him a relatively cheap player to add on draft day. If he stays healthy, he has top 10 potential.