Tony Romo had minor surgery on back


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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss organizaed team activities that begin on Tuesday and run for three weeks. The veteran underwent a minor surgical procedure on his back last month to remove a cyst.

While the severity of the surgery will raise questions about the long-term health of Romo the immediate impact is that the Cowboys quarterback could be out of action until training camp.

“If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could,” Romo told the Dallas Morning News. “This is just about being smart. That’s why I did it now. This will have no effect on training camp. No way will it have an impact. And I still think there’s a good chance I’m on the field for minicamp.”

It is unclear when or how Romo got hurt.

Romo signed a six-year extension in March worth $108 million, including $55 million guaranteed.

Kyle Orton will run the first-team offense for the Cowboys in Romo’s absence. Orton played in one game last season for the Cowboys.