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Romo out three weeks after minor surgery

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the next three weeks of organized team activities after having minor back surgery last month to remove a cyst.

Sources told ESPN.com that the surgery could potentially keep Romo out until training camp. The Cowboys will hold minicamp from June 11-13 and is scheduled to travel to Oxnard, Calif., on July 19 for training camp.

Romo, 33, told The Dallas Morning News on Monday that he plans to be ready for camp.

"If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could," Romo told the paper. "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."

The Cowboys don't believe the injury is a long-term concern. Romo told The Morning News that the cyst caused an ache that "nagging me just enough" to get it removed.

"I'd rather be 100 percent, not 96 percent. It's done and it's made me feel better," he said.
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