Tony Romo has taken his fair share of hits and had his fair share of injuries. The two back surgeries in back-to-back seasons has many fans concerned about how much he has left in the tank, but you really shouldn’t be concerned. Not many players in the NFL have shown the ability to play through an injury and recover from an injury like Romo does. He stated that he has at least “four or five years” left in the tank, and I have no doubt that is true.
Romo’s ability to bounce back from injuries is amazing. I remember just a few seasons ago in 2011 when he played against the San Francisco 49ers with broken ribs and led the Boys’ back to an overtime victory that was incredibly impressive. Romo has that ability to fight through injuries that not many other players in the NFL have.
That’s all fine and dandy, right? But, what makes me so sure that he’ll be able to play five more years? The protection.
The Dallas Cowboys are making sure that they have protection for the rest of Romo’s career, and they’ve quietly put together one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The drafting of Zack Martin just proves it even more, and Romo will spend far less time on his back this season, and for the seasons to come, than he has in the past.
The Cowboys have the talent, and as soon as Romo starts 2014 under center and looks like the Romo of old, no one will have any questions about the length of time that he’ll be playing. Even more than that, after he makes it through 16 games this season, the future will be bright in Dallas at the quarterback position, even without a locked-in “future star” at the position after Romo retires.