On his last free weekend before the start of training camp, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was teeing off at the American Century Championship golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, where he finished fifth yesterday
NFL Total Access caught up with Romo during the tournament and conducted a brief interview on Saturday, in which they touched on a number of topics. Here's what Romo said about the season outlook for the Cowboys:
"I think our team got better this offseason. Through personnel, but also on the field and in the weight room. I expect our team to make a pretty good-sized jump this year, and I’m excited about that."
Romo deftly sidestepped elaborating what exactly he meant with a "a good-sized jump", but added that he was looking forward to the season opener against the Giants:
"I’m not into predictions. I just know that our football team will be a better football team than it was last year and that was apparent to me at OTAs and minicamps."
"I look forward to the challenge of heading up to New York and playing in that first game. It’s going to be exciting and fun, and I wish it was tomorrow."
In his six-year career as a starter, Tony Romo has led the Cowboys to the postseason three times. He's quarterbacked a 13-3 team, a 6-10 team and others somewhere in between. After Jason Witten, he's the longest tenured Cowboy on the roster. So when Romo says he thinks the team got better, I think it's safe to assume that he knows what he's talking about.
The question is, how much better, and what does "a good-sized jump" mean? Does it mean 10+ wins? Or a playoff spot, perhaps even a playoff win? What are your expectations for the Cowboys this year?