Romo: “Last year was an anomaly”

AP

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has said he’s recovering well after breaking his collarbone twice last season and that, even at 36, might be able to play four or five more seasons.

Speaking a charity event this week, Romo essentially said that he believes his injuries and last year’s struggles for the Cowboys as a whole can be filed under things that won’t happen again.

“I guess what I’m trying to say, basically, is I feel like last year was an anomaly,” Romo said, per the team’s official website. “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.”

Romo has been active in the team’s offseason workouts and said he’s not thinking about his past surgeries or injuries.

“I understand where [I am] in my career,” he said. “I also understand that…I was hurt and banged up last year, but it’s a collarbone. I don’t think my collarbone is going to be anything that takes you out every year that you play football.”

Romo had recently said he feels rejuvenated and that this offseason “feels drastically different” both in terms of his health and the team’s makeup.

54 responses to “Romo: “Last year was an anomaly”

  1. Yes and no. Injuries are part of the sport and consistently shut careers down early. A healthy Manning would still be playing (and undoubtedly he’d be playing in Indy).

    The problem in Dallas was the lack of a viable back-up QB. Which is endemic in the league. BU QB’s don’t get enough reps with the first-team squad to be effective. Additionally, finding a starting, franchise QB’s is so difficult that the BU QB position is neglected. There’s such a massive drop-off in talent from the elite (Brady, Rodgers, Wilson, Manning’s) to the functional (Tannehill, Bortles, Gabbert, etc) .

  2. 2015: 4-12
    2014: 12-4
    2013: 8-8
    2012: 8-8
    2011: 8-8
    2010: 6-10

    Maybe the one winning season in the past six seasons was the anomaly…

  3. I dunno a reoccurring broken bone seems pretty serious to me. Who knows if it will hold up all season. Dallas needs Romo and without him they will be in last place in the division again but if he can stay healthy they can compete for the division. What the real issue for them is going to be is their pass rush.

  4. In regards to the whole collarbone comment… The year before it was his back, as well as the year before that. A similar collarbone issue took him out for most of the season in 2010 as well. So last year’s injury clearly was not an anomaly. Romo is super tough, but his body can only hold up for so long.

  5. Is this an issue with word definition… or denial?

    What Cowboy team has he been watching?

    The Anomalies are 2003, 2007, 2009, 2014, other than that, the Cowboys are barely .500… or under for the past 16… 16 YEARS.

  6. Of course it was an anomaly. Name one other playoff team that lost it’s #1 WR in week one and starting QB in week two and went on to the playoffs.

    The real question is why management allowed either to play in ’15 after the injuries. Pie in the sky dreams don’t win SBs, just ask the Eagles. They will never win one.

  7. Unlike every other year Romo was starting QB and the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. Wait . . . what?

  8. Is Romo leading the Cowboys to the playoffs once in the last six seasons in a pretty weak division an anomaly too?

  9. The Cowboys have missed the playoffs five out of six years. Maybe the 12-4 playoff season was the anomaly.

  10. I’d say whenever the Cowboys are successful or even sniff the top of the division it’s an anomaly.

    I would give the Cowboys a chance of making the playoffs the next 2/7 seasons. Anything above that would legitimately be an anomaly. And no I’m not a cowboys hater (except their fans) I’m an AFC fan.

    Every year it’s a surprise to Jerrah that ‘we missed the playoffs’ ‘we lost because of a field goal’ lol

    Lol

  11. The 12-4 season was the anomaly.

    The mediocre to bad football Dallas has been playing for the past 20 years has been very consistent.

  12. There’s nothing in the sport’s world I ever wanted more than to have Tony Romo win a Super Bowl. I watched every play of every Cowboy’s game in his career and this guy is one of the toughest and best QB’s to ever play the game. Trust me, if he wasn’t, I would not want him as my QB. I believe in Romo and know he can take us to our 6th Championship.

  13. “I understand where [I am] in my career”

    You obviously don’t, Tony.

  14. As a Redskins fan- an older fan- I have to say that Tony Romo has been great. Great player, never gotten into any trouble, and he’s always taken the blame. He’s taken more than his share of criticism… From fumbling the snap, to his secret love affair with Jason Whitten etc. The NFC East is much better when the Cowboys are in the mix- no doubt. He’s a smart guy all around.

    But last year was not an “Anamoly”- at least not in the recent past. The “Anomaly” year came when they went 12-4 and won the NFC east. Over the past 5 years that is the only year when they’ve been anything other than a .500 football team… Deapite all the pre-season hype and talent.

    For Tony’s sake, I hope that he quits playing football before the next 4-5 years and save some of his body for life after football.

  15. The 12-4 two years ago was as much an anomaly as last years 4-12.
    Averages out to 8-8, their record since 2011.

  16. 700levelvet says:
    Jun 4, 2016 8:44 AM
    The…”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

    …with 5 Lombardi trophies. Sure is a lot of room in that eagle trophy case.

  17. Same story every year with this guy and his terrible Cowboys.

    Never have been, never will be America’s team!

    Cowboys still suck!

  18. According to USA Today, the teams with the most wins over the last ten years in order are Patriots, Colts, Steelers, Packers, Chargers, Ravens, Broncos, Cowboys. That means the Cowboys have been better then 75% of the teams in the league. Just facts, not an opinion. Not bad for team ran by Jerry Jones and QB by Romo.

  19. I’ll tell you this— A healthy Romo and a healthy Bryant will make for a lot of nervous stomachs for giant fans come opening game.

  20. Romo doesn’t understand the word anomaly.
    Anomaly means unexplained by technical factors; without explanation.

    The most well known stock market anomaly is called The January Effect, wherein the DJIA declines every January – like clockwork – for no discernible technical reason.

    So, unless Romo is trying to explain why he gets hurt more often at this stage of his career, anomaly isn’t the correct word.

  21. kd75 says:
    Jun 4, 2016 3:56 PM
    Romo doesn’t understand the word anomaly.
    Anomaly means unexplained by technical factors; without explanation.

    The most well known stock market anomaly is called The January Effect, wherein the DJIA declines every January – like clockwork – for no discernible technical reason.

    So, unless Romo is trying to explain why he gets hurt more often at this stage of his career, anomaly isn’t the correct word.

    ———————————————–

    It appears you are the one not understanding the word.

  22. @dtroxallday..I believe all the other teams have won super bowls. I was just pointing out that the Cowboys have been relatively successful despite Jerry Jones calling the shots. I think the Cowboys are a poorly run organization but they have won some football games. Makes me wonder in the grand scheme of things how much is good luck or good planning. The SD ranking really surprised me.

  23. It’s not the collarbone, I’m worried about. It’s Romo back issues. How long will Romo back hold up is the question. With Romo being 36 years old, father time is undefeated.

  24. Good quarterback. But is anybody confident he’s going to play a full 16 games or more for the rest of his career?

  25. “A healthy Manning would still be playing (and undoubtedly he’d be playing in Indy)”

    A healthy Manning would still be an old Manning. No player can play forever and Manning, even healthy and in Indy would still look like the QB he looked like in 2015, who is obviously not the QB that he once was, or would ever be again. Nobody beats Father Time!

  26. myworldurjuslivinit says:
    Jun 3, 2016 11:32 PM
    calling all HATERS 1, 2, 3…

    =======================================

    I beg to differ, the Cowboys miss the playoffs all the time.

  27. The ‘girls won’t be a playoff-relevant for the remaining duration of this loser’s career.

    And that makes everyone outside of Dallas very, very happy

    ‘Murica’s team’ indeed.

  28. Cowboys with Elliott will run the ball dominantly and will protect romo and defense, with a running game like this I expect a 12-4 season

  29. freethinkerontheloose says:
    Jun 4, 2016 1:50 PM

    According to USA Today, the teams with the most wins over the last ten years in order are Patriots, Colts, Steelers, Packers, Chargers, Ravens, Broncos, Cowboys. That means the Cowboys have been better then 75% of the teams in the league. Just facts, not an opinion. Not bad for team ran by Jerry Jones and QB by Romo

    ——————————————————

    Yes in the last 10 years the cowboys had 88 wins , and the Eagles had 87 wins . the cowboys had Tony Romo , the ?Eagles had many different QB’s and we still only had 1 less win in 10 seasons. boy the way boys fans say the Eagles suck I would say the Boys are pretty SUCKWORTHY to. just sayin.

  30. @ skol4life says:

    “ESPNs biased expectations for the Cowgirls year after year is not an anomaly.”

    What do you care what ESPN thinks for ANY team, let alone the Cowboys? And where does ESPN’s expectations come in for the Vikings year after year? Pretty low, and they are usually right on, but so what. What counts is the record at the end of the regular season, and if you are fortunate enough to make the playoffs, what your team does while in the post-season.

    What is NOT an anomaly is the zero SB wins the Vikings have in their legacy. Dallas has 5 SB wins.

    Care to discuss anything else? That is what I thought.

  31. misterpositivity says:

    “The ‘girls won’t be a playoff-relevant for the remaining duration of this loser’s career. And that makes everyone outside of Dallas very, very happy. ‘Murica’s team’ indeed”.

    Seriously, a post like this with your name as misterpositivity? What is even more pathetic is you are focused on perceived negatives of OTHER teams, and not focused on the performance of your own team. What that tells me is that you are a hater with a much worse team. Typical, but it is what it is.

    Btw, Romo’s all time win-loss record is 78-49, just two wins shy of this guy named Aaron Rodgers. But Romo is still a “loser”? Right………

    A Rhodes Scholar you are not. But I digress…….

  32. silverandblack052099 says:
    Jun 4, 2016 12:34 AM
    The most overrated QB in the league.
    ,,,,,,,,,,
    Romo is better than any quarter back the silver and black have ever had

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