Just two days earlier the veteran QB strapped on the pads for the first time since having back surgery last December. Then the coaching staff decided to keep Romo on the sidelines following the team's off-day on Monday.
As of right now the Cowboys are say the move was precautionary, and the goal is to keep Romo healthy heading into the season opener in September.
"Yeah, I think with any player, who we know is going to be on our football team, in Tony's [Romo] case, we know he's going to be our starting quarterback, you are really pointing yourself towards that 1st game against San Francisco. So, you want to have that in mind the whole time, and Tony's competitive. You know he wanted to be involved in every OTA practice. He wanted to take every rep, but we have to step in there and say 'no we aren't going to do that' because we've got to remember that it's a 16-game season that begins in September," said head coach Jason Garrett.
Owner Jerry Jones also told reporters in Oxnard, Ca that Romo is 100% and there are no concerns about the back.