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OXNARD -- Despite having a day off Monday, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not take part in Tuesday afternoon's padded practice.

'Tony's not going to do anything this afternoon,' said head coach Jason Garrett during his daily press briefing. 'He got his work in this morning in some of the walk-through sessions.'

Romo is coming off his second straight off-season back surgery. Romo had a microdiscectomy in late December to alleviate pain from a herniated disc. This day off is part of the Cowboy's management plan in the wake of the procedure. Romo plays a pivotal role in helping chart the plan.

'It's feedback everyday. He hasn't had any setback. The biggest things we talk to Tony about is honest feedback,' said Garrett. 'You just have to tell us how it's doing, how it's going. and make sure we handle it the right way each and every day.'

Romo has taken part in both the padded practices so far in camp, so this will be the first full contact work he'll miss. During the full-speed, full-team sessions, the Cowboys will focus on two-minute drill work.

'There's an old adage in football: a day off can be really valuable, and two days off can be life changing,' Garrett said. 'So when you get in this kind of situation, he had yesterday off; got some good work this morning in the walk-through; some mental work with some of the different situations we're working on, off this afternoon and hopefully back at it tomorrow.'

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