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Cowboys concerned about Romo's back?

The Dallas Cowboys opted against shocking the sports world by selecting Johnny Manziel -- or any other quarterback for that matter -- in the draft. Despite not adding a potential long-term replacement for Tony Romo, that doesn't mean they aren't worried about the position.

"The Dallas Cowboys remain confident Tony Romo will participate during the veteran mini-camp next month, but they are concerned about their franchise quarterback coming off of two back surgeries," wrote Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys still expect Kyle Orton to return to the team for the 2014 campaign.

"Garrett said after talking to Orton and his agent, David Dunn, he 'anticipates' his backup quarterback practicing during the team’s mandatory June mini-camp after choosing not to take part in the voluntary organized team activities," George added.

If Orton changes course and ends up calling his career a wrap this offseason, then the Cowboys will look to Brandon Weeden as Romo's primary backup.

“Well, that’s the plan,” QBs coach Wade Wilson said. “That’s one of the reasons we signed him. We’re still hopeful that Kyle will be here, but if he doesn’t, we feel really good about Brandon, especially since he’s going through our offseason program.”