Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wants everyone to know the season isn’t over yet. But after seven consecutive losses, the margin for error is about zero.
Romo acknowledged as much this week, ahead of his return against the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday.
"I think anytime you're losing in the National Football League, it's tough on everybody," Romo said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. "Sometimes when you're not able to help your team as far as physically being out on the field, but the guys left it out on the field. I'm really inspired by the way they just committed every week. And obviously the results weren't exactly the way they wanted or anything, but I think when you watch how they play, I think it gives us a great opportunity to still go out and accomplish the goals.
“You just have very little room for error."
Romo, who will start Sunday for the first time since fracturing his collarbone on September 20, described the mood in the locker room at 2-7 as realistic but positive.
"I think the guys understand where we're at," Romo said. "I think they also understand that the season is not over. It's far from it. I think right now we just need to understand that we're getting started, and we've got to go do our job and do it to the best of our ability and start getting this thing on the roll."