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Cowboys QB Tony Romo Says ‘No Question’ He’ll Play Into His Late 30s

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys had a forgettable season this year with the storied NFL franchise finishing with a record of 4-12 and well out of the running for the playoffs. America’s Team ended up in last place in the NFC East division with a lot of questions about the future of the franchise.

One of the main reasons for the Cowboys having such a poor season was veteran quarterback Tony Romo’s injury problems. Romo went down with a broken collarbone twice in 2015 essentially derailing any chance for Dallas to be postseason bound.

Over the last few years, Romo has had a number of injury issues with no viable backup option at quarterback for the Cowboys. Although Romo has been fairly injury prone, the veteran gunslinger is confident he can play into his late 30s like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady via Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News:

Romo has said that he plans to play at least four more years. The way it is going, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be perfectly fine with this arrangement as long as the veteran can stay healthy moving forward.

If Romo can stay healthy, the longtime starter may have a chance to make the Cowboys a serious threat in the NFC once again. Dez Bryant recently signed a long-term contract extension, and the team has arguably the best offensive line in the league.

As long as Jones can keep putting weapons around Romo and upgrades the team on the defensive side of the football, the Cowboys could make the next step in the years to come. Three of the four quarterbacks in the conference championships this weekend are 36 or older. Cam Newton, 26, is the only exception.

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