Tony Romo declared on Twitter that his shoulder is all fixed up and he’s ready to take on full offseason activities.
My surgery has healed up nicely. Looking forward to OTA’s and a full offseason. Let’s go!
— Tony Romo (@tonyromo) March 31, 2016
The Cowboys quarterback broke his left collarbone twice last season and played in only four games. He’s broken that collarbone three times in his career and underwent a procedure on March 8 that will help prevent the collarbone from being broken again.
Dallas went 4-12 last season, the franchise’s worst record since 1989. That was Troy Aikman’s rookie season and Jimmy Johnson’s first year as head coach.
The Cowboys were 1-11 without Romo in 2015. The last time Romo missed extended time was also the last time the Cowboys finished below .500. He missed 10 games in 2010, also with a collarbone injury, and the Cowboys finished 6-10.
In 2014, Romo led the NFL with a 69.9 completion percentage and a 113.2 passer rating. So even though he turns 37 next month, Romo showed in 2014 that he’s still a highly productive quarterback. If he remains healthy, the Cowboys will have a shot at a season that resembles their 12-4 campaign in 2014 more so than last season’s debacle.