Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) drops back to pass during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones thinks Tony Romo will be an 'improved player'

Tony Romo will return to the field this weekend when the Cowboys open up their season at home against the very talented San Francisco 49ers squad led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Romo is coming off back surgery this offseason to fix a herniated disk, and the Cowboys  limited his reps both in practice and the preseason as a precaution. With the season set to begin this weekend, Romo is seemingly 100 percent healthy and ready to rock this Sunday.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones not only believes that Tony Romo is healthy and will return to elite form, but he is optimistic that Romo will be improved from season’s past.

“I think physically you will see [he is back to form],” Jones told Dallas media. “You’ll also see an improved player relative to the experience and the time that he’s spent with his new coordinator [Scott Linehan]. This is a real successful matchup, and I think these guys are going to be pretty effective with the way they work together. Tony basically said look, ‘He’s thinking of it before I do.’ That’s something, because Tony has a lot of thoughts as he basically plays a ball game. He stays out of ahead of it pretty good. So we’re going to be pretty pleased, I think, with that combination.”

Jones seems high on Romo this season, and in fact it may be Romo’s last chance to prove to the Cowboys that he can bring their team deep into the playoffs. Considering that the Cowboys have not made the playoffs or had a winning season since 2009, and have a deplorable defense, it would be a tough task for any quarterback in the league, not just Tony Romo.



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