Tony Romo injury: Cowboys QB expected back for training camp

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Tony Romo will begin trying to meet the expectations of a hefty contract extension when the Cowboys open training camp later this month.

The Dallas Cowboys expect Tony Romo to be ready for the start of training camp, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Romo has been "rehabbing daily and throwing regularly" as he recovers from surgery to remove a cyst on his back. The quarterback was held out of minicamp, though the move was considered precautionary.

Romo made headlines this offseason when he signed a six-year, $108 million contract extension with the Cowboys. Romo's effectiveness as a quarterback has been debated topic at times (probably unfairly), so the hefty extension caught some off guard. He completed 65.6 percent of passes for 28 touchdowns and a career best 4,903 yards last season, but his 90.5 quarterback rating was a career low.

Romo has been publicly optimistic about the Cowboys' chances this season. Last month, Romo called this year's Cowboys "one of the most complete teams that I've been around." As the SB Nation blog Blogging The Boys points out, that optimism has apparently infected other members of the Cowboys' leadership.

Whether the Cowboys will actually fulfill their perennially lofty expectations remains to be seen, but at the very least they won't have to worry about Romo being healthy.

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