Tony Romo QB DAL 21 Days

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that Romo (back) would play a few series in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, NFL.com reports.

The Cowboys kept Romo out of Thursday's preseason opener as a precaution following his December back surgery, but the quarterback has otherwise looked 100 percent healthy in training camp. While Romo does carry some amount of risk having underwent back procedures twice in his career, he'll be protected by one of the league's better offensive lines and has made a push for 30 touchdown passes each of the last three seasons. He'd make for a solid mid-round target in fantasy drafts for those who decide to wait on a quarterback.

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Romo (back) had his best day of practice so far on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

His arm strength looked good, and the issues he'd been having throwing deep balls seems to be a thing of the past. The Cowboys will continue to go easy on Romo throughout training camp, but he appears to be well on his way to being ready for Week 1.

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Romo (back) will not appear in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chargers, ESPN.com reports.

The report notes that Romo -- who has thus far taken part in six of the Cowboys' nine padded practices -- will make his preseason debut on Aug. 16 against the Ravens, with Brandon Weeden slated to draw Thursday's start.

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Romo (back) practiced for the second straight day Monday, but he is not expected to do so again until Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Romo has not been officially ruled out of Thursday's preseason opener, but the report notes that he will almost certainly sit out to minimize contact following offseason back surgery. Thus, Romo will not get any reps until the weekend because of, in order: a prep day, a travel day, a game day, and a team off day. The Cowboys figure to take it relatively easy with Romo during the preseason, but he has not suffered any setbacks in his recovery, and is on track to be under center for the Cowboys in Week 1.

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Tony Romo (back) expects to see action in the preseason.

Romo has declared himself 100 percent, but the Cowboys still have him on a maintenance schedule during camp. It's merely precautionary. We're not expecting Romo's back to be an issue as he tries to mask the defense's impending misery.

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Tony Romo (back surgery) is expected to be a full participant as training camp opens.

Romo has sustained no setbacks as he comes off a December procedure designed to relieve pressure on a herniated disc. "He has had no issues," coach Jason Garrett said. "No obstacles holding him back." Romo is getting ready for what could be his best statistical season under the guidance of passing-game guru Scott Linehan.

Tony Romo QB DAL 2 Months

Tony Romo (back surgery) believes he's "miles ahead" of where he was this time last year, where he was also recovering from a back operation.

"I think last year I was just starting around this point, so this year I've had whatever months to kind of get myself into feeling like I can go," Romo said. The situations aren't really comparable, as Romo's 2013 operation occurred in May, and was far less serious. Either way, it's another indication he'll be ready to rock for training camp.

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Tony Romo (back surgery) expects to be cleared for full participation from Day 1 of training camp.

Tony Romo QB DAL 3 Months

Tony Romo (back surgery) said he'll be 100 percent for the start of training camp and could play in a game right now.

I'm to a point where I can push it and kind of go, and I feel like at this point I could play in a game if I had to," Romo said. Romo participated in OTAs during individual drills but didn't do any team drills from under center. With the Cowboys employing new passing-game coordinator Scott Linehan's spread attack and a bottom-barrel defense, Romo has an excellent shot to top 5,000 yards.

Tony Romo QB DAL 3 Months

The Cowboys will let Tony Romo (back surgeries) take a third of the offensive reps at Organized Team Activities.

It's actually more than we expected. Romo is 34 and has undergone two back surgeries in as many offseasons, so it wouldn't have been shocking for the Cowboys to sideline him for all of OTAs. Instead, they're putting him on a "pitch count" as new pass-game coordinator Scott Linehan installs a revised offense. Romo is actually doing more in 2014 OTAs than he did during 2013 OTAs.