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Cowboys' Romo says left clavicle getting 'stronger'

| Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, 7:45 p.m.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suggests there's one positive that comes from having his season ended early because of injury. He is further along in his offseason preparation than in previous years.

Saturday during the Bowlmor Dallas grand re-opening in Addison, Texas, Romo provided an update on the broken left clavicle that caused him to miss 12 games last season.

“It's doing good,” Romo said. “As you get removed from the season a little bit, it's gotten stronger and stronger, so it's been good here the last couple of weeks just getting ramped up with some of the workouts.

“I've been able to go harder in the last three weeks than I have the previous six months, so I'm getting excited about that. I kind of wish that training camp was coming up. But for me, I already had an offseason almost during the year, so I feel as though I'll be ready to rock for OTAs.”

Romo said he's scheduled to have a CT scan on his left collarbone this week. It has not yet been determined if he'll need surgery, but Romo said he and the Cowboys have a “pretty good idea” of what route they will take.

Business as usual in NFC game

The Carolina Panthers aren't concerned about wintry conditions playing a factor for Sunday night's NFC championship game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Panthers executive director of stadium operations Scott Paul told the team's website Saturday he expects “business as usual.” Temperatures could dip into the 30s by game time, but no precipitation is forecast.

Paul said ice and snow have been removed from the stadium, but the tarp will remain on the field until about six hours before the game.

The Cardinals' team plane departed for Charlotte on time Saturday.

Combine to stay put

The NFL entered into a five-year agreement to keep the Scouting Combine in Lucas Oil Stadium through at least 2020, the Indianapolis Star reported.

There were rumors the event would be moved to the Los Angeles Rams' new multibillion-dollar stadium complex scheduled to open in Inglewood, Calif., in 2019.

Around the league

Former CFL quarterback Danny Barrett was hired as Dolphins running backs coach by new coach Adam Gase. Barrett is from South Florida and spent the past five seasons as an assistant at Central Florida. ... The Lions will hire David Walker as running backs coach, Fox Sports reported. Walker was the Colts' running backs coach from 2011-14. ... The 49ers hired former Steelers player Hardy Nickerson as linebackers coach. He had served as linebackers coach for the Buccaneers for the past two seasons.

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