Back in October, before there was a lockout, Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo was obliged to stop playing football as the result of a broken clavicle. The clavicle healed, but not before the lockout went into effect, once again obliging him to stay away from NFL football fields.
Now that it appears that the lockout is winding down, the Cowboys’ quarterback is looking forward to getting back to official, sanctioned action. Basically, Hank Williams Jr. need not even ask: Romo is definitely ready for some football--he said as much in a recent interview with ESPN.
“It’s very frustrating,” Romo said of the injury, per ESPN Dallas. “I think anytime you can’t help your football team win, it’s tough to swallow, especially when you’re playing the position that I play. I’m always excited and ready to go, but it almost feels like I’ve missed two full seasons because of this lockout and last season. I’m going to do everything I can, and I have been, to help this team win this year.
“I’m excited about the opportunity that’s ahead for us.”
Of course, since Romo last took a training camp rep, the Texas Rangers have won their first American League pennant. The Mavericks, as you might remember, won the 2010-11 NBA Championship. So, Romo was asked, how does this affect the Cowboys’ approach to the 2011 season, and the near future in general?
“It’s great, it creates competition to win, and I guess we’re just going to have to go out and win it now,” Romo said with a smile. “That’s just part of the lure of being in Dallas.”
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