The most exciting moment of the offseason for Cowboys fans may well have been the moment that it appeared Dallas could take Johnny Manziel in the NFL draft. It's a moment that won't be repeated anytime soon if Tony Romo has anything to say about it.
The current Cowboys quarterback is coming off a second straight offseason back surgery, which follows a third straight 8-8 season. And to hear him tell it, there's plenty more to come. Seasons, at least. When asked about his recovery from surgery, Romo didn't even hesitate.
“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 told KRLD 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. "I'm going to come back a better player than I've ever been."
Romo indicated that he had been working out at a high level for the last few weeks, and expected to be completely ready for training camp. "Backs eventually just continue to get better and better and better, and all of a sudden you’re 100 percent,” he said. “We’re coming up on that pretty soon. Within the next month, there’s no question we’ll be 100 percent."
Romo, of course, has been the target for pretty much every anti-Cowboys sentiment of the last decade, and his less-than-stellar playoff record doesn't help his cause. But he's statistically a very strong quarterback, with one of the highest quarterback ratings in history. Victim of poor teammates/coaching? Perhaps. We'll get the chance to find out in the coming years, apparently.