Resting Romo: Cowboys QB Misses Practice

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VALLEY RANCH -- When it comes to Tony Romo and practice, the Cowboys have decided if it’s not broke, why fix it? So, at Wednesday's first regular season practice, Romo was a no show on the field, and in the weight room instead.

“The ultimate goal is to be at your best every Sunday,” he said. “There is a routine that we do on Wednesdays that is very beneficial in helping me build throughout the year.”

Last year, Romo was coming off of back surgery and missed week nine after he re-injured it. But this year...

“He’s done much more this offseason than he’s been able to do the past two offseasons,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “So, I think that is a real tribute to him to be able to play at the level he’s played at.”

It’s all a nice little bonus for backup Brandon Weeden. He gets one day of the week to practice with the first team.

“It’s big for me. It gives me a chance to get 40 reps that I otherwise wouldn’t get,” Weeden said. “Most guys around the league to get any reps.”

Hey, if it helps the Tony and company play like last year, we don’t think anyone will be complaining about practice.