Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been cleared to begin practice when training camp starts on Sunday, owner Jerry Jones said Thursday.
Romo underwent minor surgery to have a non-cancerous cyst removed from his back in April. The surgery prevented Romo from participating in offseason workouts other than some light throwing in walk-through practices.
"He feels good. He looks good," Jones said. "He's uniquely out running mountains right now in the West, so he's getting himself physically in shape. He's never thrown a lot in the offseason. This is a time where he rests his arm. I'm confident his weight is right and feel he'll be in shape and let it go."
On a per game basis, Romo has finished in the top 12 in six straight seasons. He has a very nice receiving corps that includes the emerging Dez Bryant and the sure-handed Jason Witten. He's going to offer low-end QB1 value in the middle rounds (7th/8th) of 2013 fantasy drafts. For owners who like to wait on the QB position, it's a great sign that Romo is considered the "worst starter" in 12-team leagues in 2013.