Tony Romo pleased with health entering offseason program

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tony Romo gave his surgically repaired left collarbone a thumbs-up Saturday.

Speaking at an All Pro Dad event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Romo said he has been throwing fully for about two weeks and reiterated his plans to be a full participant in the Cowboys' offseason program, which officially starts Monday.

"I can throw fully," Romo told reporters. "I've been throwing fully here for a good week-and-a-half, two weeks. It's been good."

On March 8, Romo had a Mumford procedure, in which the distal part of the clavicle is shaved down to release potential pressure against the shoulder. He was told the expected recovery time was six to eight weeks.

That would indicate that he is progressing well from the procedure, done to help fix a collarbone he has broken three times since 2010, including twice in '15, a season in which Romo missed 12 games and the Cowboys finished 4-12.

With an eye toward a better 2016, Romo and other Cowboys players have been showing up regularly at Valley Ranch to get a head start on the season ahead.

"It's been going great here for the last two, three weeks -- just getting them going and being able to go full speed and all that stuff. It's been great," Romo said Saturday. "A lot of guys just wanted to get in and get after it. I think that's a great sign. I'm all for seeing all of the guys in there every day.''

Part of his work has been with star wideout Dez Bryant, who has been rehabbing from a second surgery to his right foot in four months.

"We've gotten out there," he said. "It's part of the offseason, and you're always getting better."

The Cowboys' official offseason program begins Monday with two weeks of strength and conditioning. Organized team activities start May 24, and Romo indicated on Twitter late last month that he'd be ready for them.