The Cowboys will keep an eye on how much quarterback Tony Romo throws in training camp, although they won’t have a “pitch count” for him.

“It’s more communication – ‘How you feeling?’ – and also, you look at the ball,” head coach Jason Garrett said Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., where the Cowboys are getting ready for their first practice on Sunday. “Does the ball look a little dead or tired? But mostly, it’s communication with him and how he’s feeling. We’ll all get a sense for that.”

Romo had a cyst removed from his back in April, so he did not participate in the OTAs or mini-camp. Reporters saw him throw only on the last day of the offseason practices, but the Cowboys said he was throwing some in his own workouts.