Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) yells at head linesman Jerry Bergman (91) after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. The Packers beat the Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo: 'I'll make it through another five years'

Here is some good news and bad news, depending on what kind of Dallas Cowboys/NFL fan you are.

When questioned on his health going forward, Tony Romo brushed the matter off, noting that he’ll be healthy, not only for the upcoming season, but for the next five as well.

In fact, don’t worry about the next five.

And what’s more Romo, 34, said he will return from his second back surgery in as many off seasons not only as good as before but better than before.

“There’s no question in my mind, not only am I going to be able to make it through 16 games, I’ll make it through another five years,” Romo said Wednesday in a radio interview in on KRLD 105.3 The Fan.

Romo added “I’m going to come back a better player than I’ve ever been.”

via Five more years: Romo says his back will hold up, he will return better than ever, play five more years

A back injury that forced Romo to miss the final game of the season has created a cause of concern for the Cowboys quarterback. Adding age to the equation creates more worry as Romo is approaching the golden age of 25. No matter how healthy Romo feels, father time has proved to be undefeated, though it took a few rounds with Brett Favre to pull him down.

When it comes to being healthy, Romo is far from Brett Favre. Between the shoulder injury in 2010 and the back injury suffered last season, Romo has dealt with cracked ribs, pierced lungs, and a broken fingers.

If the most controversial quarterback in the NFL says he’s fine, we’ll have to take his word for it until the season starts where he’ll be provided the platform to prove that health is no longer an issue. This means well for the fans who think that Tony Romo can still lead the Cowboys to the playoffs, but for those who don’t think Romo has it in him to get the franchise over the hump, it’s gonna be some time before there’s another franchise quarterback under center.

Surely enough, the fans of the other NFC East teams are excited to hear the news. Five more years!

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