Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is well aware he’s 36-years-old and coming off a season in which he appeared an a grand total of four games, the result of two separate collarbone fractures. He also understands those facts alone don’t necessarily augur well for his future.
But Romo is confident in his belief that, unlike an injury to a more traditionally troublesome part of the body, like a knee or a back, he can get past the collarbone issue without any real worry of it lingering.
“I understand where I’m at in my career. I also understand that—I was hurt and banged up last year, but it’s a collarbone,” Romo told the team’s official website. “I don’t think my collarbone is going to be anything that takes you out every year that you play football.”
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Romo won three of the four games he started in 2015, which boosted the Cowboys’ record to 4-12, the worst in the NFC.
“I guess what I’m trying to say, basically, is I feel like last year was an anomaly,” Romo said. “If we’re going to base it all on that, you have to come back and prove differently. But the fact that we went 4-12, whether I was playing or not – we have to do better. I think part of that is me being healthy, I think part of that is guys getting better and improving.”