We've come to call them "Romo Wednesdays." But this time around, it was a "Witten Wednesday,'' too.
Tight end Jason Witten joined QB Tony Romo with an afternoon off at Cowboys training camp, meaning it was a "Witten Wednesday'' -- and a reluctantly-taken one as well.
"We're taking an 'Old Man Break,' Witten joked as the pair trotted around the sidelines, as reported by our Mike Fisher on 105.3 The Fan.
Romo, 36, missed his second workout of camp -- though the last one wasn't "serious-injury-related'' either. He didn't practice once due to a sty in his left eye. And this one? It seems like just a but rather a rest program similar to last year when, coming off consecutive offseasons with back surgeries, he rested on Wednesdays during the regular season.
Witten, 34, was held out of the workouts but was still active in participating in a coach-like way with his position group. Meanwhile, Brandon Weeden took the first-team QB snaps in Romo's spot.
The Cowboys will be back at it today having survived one injury scare with Lance Dunbar (the running back hopefully just has a contusion of the ankle and nothing more serious) and while keeping an eye on defensive tackle Terrell McClain (who may have a bone bruise that hints at something more concerning). They will also hope for continued good news on linebacker Sean Lee, who ramped up his participation on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Rolando McClain and Darren McFadden remain on the PUP list for now.
The Dallas Cowboys have another off day scheduled on Friday before ramping up to San Diego for their first preseason game against the Chargers on Aug. 13 - a game in which Tony Romo and Witten and other starters are unlikely to participate in.