OXNARD, Calif. — Quarterback Tony Romo is questionable for the Dallas Cowboys' preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 7.
But as far as the Cowboys are concerned, do not be alarmed.
It's all of part of the plan instituted for Romo as he returns from his second back surgery in his many seasons, so he can be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against the San Francisco 49ers.
Romo has taken a practice session off after every two days of workouts through the first week of training camp.
"It's a fluid-type thing in that you plan for a week, but you're really planning for a couple of days and then you adjust. I talked to the trainers," Romo said. "It's a progression. It's leading up to San Francisco. I am going to play in the preseason. I think it's important. The first game, we'll talk about it as we move into the weekend.
"I think more than anything we're playing the long game, and I think that's smart."