Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo believes he has five years left in his back.
Romo, 34, is coming off his second back surgery in as many years.
“There’s no question in my mind, not only am I going to be able to make it through 16 games, I’ll make it through another five years,” Romo said Wednesday in a radio interview in on KRLD 105.3 The Fan, via the Star Telegram.
Romo believes that he is going to be better than ever.
“I’m going to come back a better player than I’ve ever been.”
“Backs eventually just continue to get better and better and better, and all of a sudden you’re 100 percent,” he said. “We’re coming up on that pretty soon. Within the next month, there’s no question we’ll be 100 percent. Hopefully it’s in the next week or two, which is a viable and serious time that it could happen in.
“It could be another two or three weeks. We’ll see. We’ll be smart, but at the same time, we got to get to work.”