Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells sees a sense of urgency in Tony Romo this season, and he believes that could be a product of the back issues he’s dealt with over the past couple of years--issues that serve as a stern reminder that the window to win is slowly closing.
“I’m not saying time is running out,” Parcells said this week in a piece written by Judy Battista on NFL.com. “But you know he’s gotten nicked up here and there, and that can play on your mind about what the future holds.”
Romo, who has 2,718 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions through 12 games, doesn’t disagree with his old coach.
"He's right," Romo said. "I understand how fast your career goes. When you have opportunities, it's time to push it. We haven't accomplished anything. It's time to put our heads down. When you're young, you feel like you have time. We had some success, but we ultimately didn't move on. You think you'll have multiple opportunities. But injuries happen. Players go to other teams. That sense of urgency has always been there.
"But as you get older, you just recognize when your team has some ability compared to other years, you just can't squander it. You've got to do everything you can to have a chance to get deep in the playoffs."
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