The Dallas Cowboys have not made the playoffs or had a winning season since 2009. Although Tony Romo continues to put up impressive numbers year in and year out, his team as a whole falters in the dire situations that ultimately leave them on the outside looking in when the season is all said and done.
With that being said, Romo may be on his last limb with the Cowboys this season as he hopes to make a deep playoff run and quiet his doubters. Before the team can even begin to think about the playoffs, however, they have been worrying about keeping Romo 100% healthy by the time the regular season begins.
Romo is coming off back surgery this offseason, and the Cowboys have limited his reps both in practice and the preseason. When Romo is on the field, he looks as comfortable as ever, and his recent interview with the Star-Telegram does not suggest anything otherwise.
“I’m back,” Romo said when asked about his health. “I don’t think there’s a point. I think you just start feeling better and better, you test things out a little more and then you just kind of go be who you are and do what you do.”
“Maybe there will come a time where I’m like: ‘Boy, I haven’t been able to do that in a while.’ But that part of it just hasn’t,” Romo said candidly. “No thought on that point where I’m like, ‘Boom! I’m back.’ You just continue to get stronger and stronger and stronger and doing things more and more and more and just kind of do it.”