Tony Romo's passes have the same velocity as they always have. That's what teammate Jason Witten said Tuesday when asked about the Cowboys quarterback who underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in December - his second back operation in a span of eight months.

"He is throwing good," said Witten, who co-hosted the Albertsons All-Star Gala at the Hilton Anatole. "I have caught a lot of balls over the years and it's the same zip, same as always. He looks good."

It was an encouraging report from Witten, the nine-time Pro Bowler who happens to be also one of Romo's closest friends.

Along with his teammates, Romo has been participating in off-season workouts since they began earlier this month. According to the rules during this period of sanctioned activities, Romo, 34, is only permitted to throw to receivers who are not being covered by other players.