Coming off a season that saw Tony Romo break his collarbone on two nonconsecutive occasions, the Dallas Cowboys have been heartened by the four-time Pro Bowler’s performance on the practice field throughout the offseason to this point.
“He’s throwing with a lot of velocity and a lot of accuracy,” said longtime quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “He missed a lot of the season last year so he’s got a rejuvenated spirit out there and he’s really into it and pushing the other guys. And we’re putting in a few new things. It’s got him excited.”
Some of Romo’s excitement is probably based on the simple fact that he’s healthy and playing football again, after seeing action in a total of four games last year. But we’d imagine too that some of it comes from the belief that the team is making real, marked strides as a team—not that anyone will care about that until those improvements show up on the field on game day, months and months from now.
"Well, I don't think anything matters until you play football games,” Romo said. "No one actually cares at this time of year what's going on because they don't see you, but us as football players, we can tell when we take a step or improve. I'm excited what I feel like is an improvement in some areas. That makes you excited to go play in the football game. We'll see what happens. But I think we're going to have a good chance.”