Romo eyes lengthy return
Injuries have been an issue at times for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but the veteran NFL star is far from thinking about retirement.
Romo believes that he has four or five more good years left as he is signed through the 2019 season.
“I'm not in my mid-20s anymore, but I do think based on what my situation has been like the last three or four years, I do think this (offseason) is drastically different," Romo told ESPN.com after Wednesday's organized team activity. “It takes me back five years ago when I was able to do things the way (I had). I'm not there yet. I still got these months to just get after it, but it's exciting to actually be able to get after it a little bit. But if everything keeps going the way it's going, I think it's going to be exciting going into camp.”
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Cowboys enter this season with 18/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. They are also listed with 10/1 odds to win the NFC Championship, while their over/under for wins in the 2016 regular season are set at 9.5. Romo is also listed at 75/1 to win the NFL MVP honor this season.
Romo is coming off a 2015 season where he had two collarbone injuries that held him to just four games. He threw for 884 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Prior to that, Romo played in 15 games in 2014 and threw for 3,705 yards with 34 touchdowns and nine interceptions.