Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks to quarterback Tony Romo (9) before the game against the Denver Broncos at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys news: Jason Garrett says Tony Romo is in his prime


There has been plenty of discussion about whether or not the Dallas Cowboys will be taking a quarterback in 2014 NFL Draft as an eventual replacement for Tony Romo, who has some back concerns, but his head coach is fully backing him and in his corner.

As far as Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is concerned, the 34-year-old Romo is ready to play his best football and he is currently in the prime of his career.

To me, he’s a very young player,” Garrett said, via Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News.

“He moves around really well. He hasn’t lost any mobility, ability to get away from people. I think his arm is better than ever, so we don’t look at him despite his back situation that he’s had over the last couple of years as somebody who is an old player by any means. He simply needs to rehab his back and get himself healthy and get going again.”

As for the back concerns, Garrett doesn’t appear to be too worried.

“We know his back is everything we would want it to be at this time,” the owner said. “We feel very strong about the edge our quarterback gives us and it a great place to build.”

If Romo is as healthy as Garrett indicates and is truly in his prime, then the Cowboys could finally break their string of 8-8 seasons in 2014 if they use their premium picks in the 2014 NFL Draft to address their holes on the defensive side of the ball.

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