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Romo: 8-8 Not Good Enough

Tony Romo spoke to the media for the first time since signing his extension on Tuesday

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    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn’t taking part in the team’s first organized team activities of the offseason as he recovers from a procedure to remove a cyst from his back. But he is present at Valley Ranch, giving the franchise quarterback the first chance to speak to the media since signing an unprecedented six-year, $108 million extension.

    Like everybody in the organization, Romo was quick to point out that 8-8, Dallas’ record in each of the past two seasons, isn’t going to cut it.

    I love this organization,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’ve started something here. We haven’t achieved that goal yet. But I’m going to do everything I can to make sure we don’t…We were 8-8. That feels average. I don’t like being an average football team. I don’t like being an average quarterback who is a part of 8-8. I feel like we’re better than that.

    “I feel like we need to do things to change that.”

    Not only is Romo’s supporting cast a lot different than a year ago, the coaching staff has a new-look as well, keeping with Jerry Jones’ promise to shake things up following the team’s season-ending loss to the Redskins in week 17.

    “The challenge of trying to get to where we want to go is extremely exciting, extremely tough, extremely challenging in a good way,” Romo said. “It’s not just me. It’s all the players, all the coaches, everyone in the organization is doing that. No one is content with an 8-8 football season.

    “It’s going to be good. It’s going to be good around here.”

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