Romo: ‘I'll Be Able to Play for a While'

Tony Romo will be 36 by the time the Cowboys open training camp this summer

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is coming off a season in which he broke his collarbone not once, but twice, but he actually feels good about where he is in terms of his longterm health.

That sounds like a curious position, and Romo is still recovering from that second collarbone fracture, but aside from that one, relatively small part of his body, the 35-year-old believes he’s in about as good of shape as he’s been—specifically where his once troublesome back is concerned. 

With the way my back is, it’s as strong as it’s been in the three or four years,” Romo told the team’s official website. “That’s exciting because you don’t know that when you first go through some of the back troubles early on and have surgery, you don’t know how it’s going to come out, but I’m seeing a very strong side to it now where I’m able to do things that I wasn’t able to do even last year.”

Not that it’s anything new, but Romo is confident he’ll be playing for awhile to come.

“I’ll be able to play for a while,” he said. “It’s really just about playing. If I play, I’m going to play at a certain level—I know that. I just have to do the things to ensure that I’ll be on the field.”

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