Tony Romo is entering his sixth full season as the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback, and if the 32-year-old has anything to say about it, he’ll play for at least five more after 2012.
Per Bill Jones of CBS 11, Romo told Babe Laufenberg recently that he planned on playing at least six more seasons in the NFL, beginning with the Cowboys’ 2012 campaign. As Jones points out, this plan would put Romo at 38-years-old at the time of his retirement--the same age as John Elway when he retired as a Super Bowl Champion.
“I actually think I probably am going to end up starting more years going forward than I did up to this point,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News.
This year marks Romo’s tenth training camp in the NFL, but as the veteran will point out, he was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of stepping into the role of starting quarterback--he was 26, when he replaced Drew Bledsoe as the Cowboys’ starter in 2006.
“I didn’t play for the first 3 1/2 (seasons), I missed basically a full season in another one,” he said. “I guess I’ve only played five, 5 1/2 seasons of football, and it kind of feels like that. But 10 is definitely a bigger number.”
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