Tony Romo: ‘I’ll make it through another five years’


Tony Romo (second from left) and Jason Witten (left) hung out at a Spurs-Mavericks playoff game last month. (Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)

If Tony Romo’s back surgeries and failure to get the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl are a concern, he isn’t mentioning it.

The quarterback thinks he’ll be good as new this fall — and beyond. In fact, he thinks he’ll be the team’s quarterback for another five years.

“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 on KRLD-FM (via the Forth Worth Star-Telegram).

Of course, he’d be 39 then. For now, he’s rehabbing after undergoing the same back procedure Tiger Woods had. Romo, who had the surgery the week before the regular-season finale, hopes to participate more in organized team activities starting next week. Romo passed for 3,828 yards and 31 touchdowns (with 10 interceptions) last season.

“Backs eventually just continue to get better and better and better, and all of a sudden you’re 100 percent,” Romo said. “We’re coming up on that pretty soon. Within the next month, there’s no question we’ll be 100 percent. Hopefully it’s in the next week or two, which is a viable and serious time that it could happen in.

“It could be another two or three weeks. We’ll see. We’ll be smart, but at the same time, we got to get to work.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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