Jan 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Dallas Cowboys former quarterback Troy Aikman at Fox Sports press conference at Empire East Ballroom at the Sheraton New York, Times Square in advance of Super Bowl XLVIIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Troy AIkman is concerned about Tony Romo's back


The Dallas Cowboys are hoping that this is the season Tony Romo finally leads them into the postseason and to a Super Bowl, but they’re going to have to allow him time to heal from back surgery first. While it appears that Romo is on schedule to be ready for the start of this upcoming season, not everyone is sold on his health.

Former quarterback and current Hall of Famer Troy Aikman has concerns about Romo’s back and doesn’t think the Cowboys will be the same unless he’s all there. Aikman noted he came back from surgery in less time than Romo is and was fine but said that Romo may still not be ready.

Per the Dallas Cowboys official team site:

“But having said that, two back surgeries in less than a year at his age, I would be a bit concerned. I’m hopeful that he’s able to come back – everybody is. This team won’t be the same if he’s not able to. I anticipate that he will come back. But to say that, ‘Hey, he’s ahead of schedule and everything’s going fine,’ I’m not sure how you can really measure that here in April.”

The Cowboys need Romo otherwise they’re just a so-so team without a quarterback. Romo was vindicated a lot last season for being a guy that gets scapegoated far too often when he’s not the biggest piece at fault in most Cowboys losses.

Still, Dallas needs him and if he’s not 100 percent, Aikman’s assessment of the situation seems like an accurate thing to say.

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  • SmartThinking

    We’re all concerned about Romo’s back. We’re, what, 60-70 days from OTA’s and nobody knows if they guy can lift both arms over his head half as much throw a football ten, twenty yards or more.