Thursday, January 20, 2011
Updated: January 22, 7:30 PM ET
Tony Romo: 'I feel good'
By Calvin Watkins
DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who missed the last 10 games of the 2010 season with a broken left collarbone, said he's completely healthy.
"I wish the season would start today," Romo said during a brief chat during the Mavericks-Lakers game Wednesday. "I feel good."
Romo declined to comment about any other subject, including Jason Garrett becoming the Cowboys' head coach, but he was in a good mood as he sat with his fiancée, Candice Crawford.
The couple hasn't set a wedding date yet.
One date Romo has set is a tee time at the Feb. 7-13 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Romo confirmed he'll partner with John Daly for the second consecutive year. Romo, who advanced to U.S. Open sectional qualifying in 2010, plans on playing golf this spring and summer.
The 2010 season was a rough one for Romo's Cowboys, who started the season 1-7 before owner Jerry Jones fired Wade Phillips after a 45-7 loss to Green Bay.
Romo played in only six games -- the fewest since he became the full-time starter in 2006 --and threw 11 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He completed 69.5 percent of his passes, and threw for 374 yards in a loss to Chicago and 406 yards in another loss to Tennessee.
One of Romo's best games came in Week 3, when he completed a season-high 76.7 percent of his passes in a victory over the Houston Texans.
Romo threw two touchdowns in that game and compiled a 127.6 quarterback rating.
The season turned sour when Romo suffered a broken left collarbone Oct. 25 against the New York Giants. Cowboys officials said it would take six to eight weeks for the injury to heal, and Romo got a second X-ray on the bone in late November that showed the bone still was healing.
There was hope Romo would play again in 2010, but the Cowboys placed him on injured reserve with two games remaining. Jon Kitna and Stephen McGee started in place of Romo the last 10 weeks of the season.
When the season ended, Romo stated he wanted to gather his teammates together to work out, regardless if there's a work stoppage. The players union and owners have until early March to work out a new collective bargaining agreement. If not, all league business stops.
"We'll get all of the receivers and tight ends and running backs together," Romo said Jan. 2, after the regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. "It'll get to where if the CBA doesn't get done, we'll still have a jump start. You can't let the offseason go to waste. It's too important."
Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.