IRVING, Texas - High praise to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for providing a solid headline after I asked him the following Mike Wallace-style question on Wednesday.
ME: When you play should we expect the same player we have been used to watching since 2006?
TONY ROMO: "No I don't think so. I think I will be better."
(Ohhh ... very clever, and well played, sir.)
TONY ROMO: "I think with what I have been able to do here the last year or year and a half in some other areas I have benefitted. And I think you will see that moving forward throughout the rest of my career.
"I think you will see a very sharp, and a lot of it will be similar mannerism, reactionary and the things that you see fundamentally. But you will probably miss a lot of subtle things that I will think will separate me from what I was in the past (that) I am excited about showing."
Romo, 34, is coming off a season where he threw 3,828 yards with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, which tied his career low. He completed 63.9 percent of his passes last season.
However ... I pressed on ...
ME: Should we be skeptical about that given the types of procedures you had?
TONY ROMO: "Yeah, I think you should be. I think that is part of anybody coming back from surgery. Anybody coming back from an ACL and part of learning to not only get back to where you were at but see if you can get better. The thing is I am doing things at a level I am very excited about."
Given the alternative, the best thing to do if you are a fan of the Dallas Cowboys is to believe every word Tony Romo just said.
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