With the two parties in the NFL lockout seemingly, hopefully, mercifully, coming closer to an agreement, we can expect a lot of cautious but authentic optimism from just about everyone, from players to owners to fans. This group includes Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo, who expressed his excitement from Lake Tahoe today.
"I'm excited. I get little updates here and there and am always looking..ready to roll when this thing gets started. It's been way too long and now that it's finishing I'm real excited, I know that."
Beyond being anxious to get the wheels turning on a new season, Romo--who led the Cowboys’ players-only offseason workouts--believes that the team will be prepared whenever the lockout is officially lifted.
"I know having talked to a lot of the players, we're ready to go,” he said. “If the lockout doesn't end here soon, we're gonna have our own stuff set up to start our training camp, so, we're gonna start training camp one way or another at that time."
According to Romo, the team has already begun to acquaint itself with the system of new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan--who, of course, is prohibited from teaching his system to the team directly during the lockout.
"We actually ended up being able to learn quite a bit of the system,” Romo continued. “With us, defensively, we figured out a long time ago, back in February, we were gonna write up cards for every play and treat it as a scout team session."
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