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Romo: “Last year was an anomaly”

Tony Romo


Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has said he’s recovering well after breaking his collarbone twice last season and that, even at 36, might be able to play four or five more seasons.

Speaking a charity event this week, Romo essentially said that he believes his injuries and last year’s struggles for the Cowboys as a whole can be filed under things that won’t happen again.

“I guess what I’m trying to say, basically, is I feel like last year was an anomaly,” Romo said, per the team’s official website. “You have to come back and prove differently. But the fact that we went 4-12, whether I was playing or not – we have to do better. I think part of that is me being healthy, I think part of that is guys getting better and improving.”

Romo has been active in the team’s offseason workouts and said he’s not thinking about his past surgeries or injuries.

“I understand where [I am] in my career,” he said. “I also understand that...I was hurt and banged up last year, but it’s a collarbone. I don’t think my collarbone is going to be anything that takes you out every year that you play football.”

Romo had recently said he feels rejuvenated and that this offseason “feels drastically different” both in terms of his health and the team’s makeup.