Ben and Skin had Romo on The Fan for a good while this evening. Mostly just having fun but they got in a bunch of legit questions as well. I assume they'll probably post the whole interview audio online at some point. Here are some takeaways: Cowboy team stuff No surprise, he's extra excited about the young team going forward. Says that it's no cliché, you absolutely win games in the trenches and they have really upgraded the oline and gotten younger. He says Tyron Crawford is going to shock people at how good he is. Says it was a huge loss not having him last year. He's real excited by all the additions on defense and thinks things will be way less comfortable for opposing offenses going forward, Says the next 4-5 years will see this franchise get back to being as good or better than they were 6-7 years ago. Said that more than once and sounded real confident in the overall direction. He says you win in December, and especially on the road by being able to make the other team play faster than they want due to pressure and by being able to run the ball--especially on the road late in the year. They mentioned that Seattle gave up 13 points less per game and had he ever thought what it'd be like to play for another team. He said that his home is in Dallas and he plans to live here and raise his kids here. That he's so emotionally invested in the Cowboys and the city to go somewhere with a tailor made team and win a title would not be nearly as fulfilling. He wants to give every once he has to try to get it done here and he thinks it's not a fantasy. Then he said it'd be weird to QB a team for a short time, win a title, then come back here (almost like rent-a-QB). His health He has a pitch count and is on or ahead of schedule, but could not say when he'd be 100%. He said proably 100% for training camp, but maybe as early as 2-3 weeks. They asked him his thoughts on those, like Babe, who doubted he'd ever be able to play a full season. He laughed and made some joke about Babe (who I think he knows fairly well) never getting through a season way back in his day. But then seriously, he said what he had was nowhere near as bad as what some others have had, that he knows his body, and has zero doubt he will get back to 100%. He said he feels real confident he can play another 5 years and that he even has upside. insert the quote... Romo responded saying “There’s no question in my mind that not only will I make it though 16 games – I’ll make it through another five years.” They mentioned all his injuries and how blindingly painful it must have been to play that SF game with broken ribs and punctured lung...but also to finish that Washington game with the herniated disc. He said they picked the two worst ones. The SF game, he was not supposed to go out there, but he said if you start 0-2 (if they had lost) then it would be a huge uphill battle. Washington was even more a must win, so that had something to with him being dumb enough to play that way. He loves Zack Martin. lol Again talked of giant difference just a 1/2 second can make. Used Peyton Manning as an example....saying he had maybe the best season of any NFL QB in history. But Seattle's line dominated and made him speed things up a full second faster than he was used to. They had no chance. He's excited (hoping?) that our dline will become that way and our oline will prevent that from happening. The Live Event Jinx He thought that was real funny. I think Ben kind of answered it for him though...saying that he was at the Duke game and they won and was at the OKC closeout game and pulling for them and they won. Romo just laughed..said he's been real lucky thins year...maybe 80% wins. Hoops fan They were giving him a hard time for liking all the best teams. He's a huge Mavs fan, but also like OKC (has family there and he and Durant are fairly close friends) and San Antonio (thinks they are amazing organization, that Pop is amazing, and has always liked Duncan). Huge hoops fan. Had UConn in all of his March Madness pools this year. Was cracking up, saying he actually won all of the pools this year. Funny and lucky. (We need some that luck) Definitely keeps in touch with Dirk and can relate to his path taken to a title.