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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