Starting quarterback Tony Romo saw his season come to a screeching hault when he suffered a broken clavicle against the New York Giants just six games into the 2010-11 regular season. Romo attempted to come back from the injury, but was eventually placed on season-ending injured reserve when it was clear the Cowboys no longer had a shot at the playoffs.
It was the first time that Romo has missed significant time in his career due to injury, and the quarterback cannot wait to return to action.
“I feel ready to play and start a new season,” said Romo. “It’s my first experience of being out for an extended period of time. I’m excited about next year and about everything.”
Romo isn’t just saying that he is excited. According to Jason Witten, anyone can see Romo’s readiness to get back into action.
“It was a long season for him. I know he’s got high expectations for himself,” Witten said. “I know he’s excited to be back and it’s good to see his personality coming back and he’s excited for the season to be here.”
Having Romo back will, without question, help the Cowboys improve in 2011. The team did a fair job under backup Jon Kitna, however, it will be interesting to see how new head coach Jason Garrett does with his starting quarterback under center. Romo and Garrett have shown to have a good relationship in the past and their new head coach/starting QB relationship could work wonders for the offense and the entire team.
Romo may be excited to return, but he is not the only one. I am sure all of the Cowboys faithful, myself included, are also ecstatic for his return.