Tony Romo has broken his collarbone three times during his career. At some point in the offseason, he’s going to have surgery after his latest one. Maybe he’ll wait till after April 21, which is his 36th birthday.
But here’s Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, talking about whether his team will take a quarterback with the fourth pick of next month’s NFL draft.
“What is the one unequivocal fact that you can count on relative to the preparation of this draft and on draft day is that I’m planning on [Tony] Romo being the quarterback for the next four or five years,” Jones said, via Matt Mosley of the Dallas Morning News. “That’s a fact. You won’t see a decision on draft day that will fly in the face of not believing, from our standpoint, that he’ll be our quarterback for four or five years.”
That seems … optimistic? Again, Romo has been beaten up at times over his career and he’s about to hit the downslope of his 30s.
Mosley posits that the Cowboys will take North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz if he’s available at No. 4. Coach Jason Garrett and team officials like Wentz more than Cal’s Jared Goff, according to Mosley, though they think neither is going to be a true franchise quarterback. Knowing that, they could fill another need at No. 4 and take a quarterback later in the draft.
Even though Romo has plenty left in the tank. Got it.