Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes the team needs to win now, before Tony Romo’s proverbial window closes.
Romo is 33, and will be 34 by the time Dallas opens training camp.
Skill-wise, he hasn’t looked to be on the decline of recent--last year, Romo threw for 3,828 yards, 31 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. But his durability is now open to question as, over an eight-month span last year, he had to undergo two surgeries on his back. The first was in camp, as he had a non-cancerous cyst on the back and the second was in December, after it was revealed he had suffered a herniated disk in the Week 16 win over Washington.
“We need to try everything we got to compete and win next year,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “We don't have time with Romo, the stage he's at in his career. We don't have time to sit here, build for three or four years from now. And there's the challenge. So if we get it done, I know you guys will say that was a helluva job.”
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