Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been teaming up with Jason Witten for years now. It’s been one of the best quarterback-tight end tandems in the NFL since Romo took over as the team’s starter back in 2006.
Speaking up regarding their age and longevity with the team, Witten seems to believe he will be catching passes from Romo for years to come.
Do Romo and Witten have another 4-5 seasons together in Dallas? Jason Witten: "If we do it like last year we can."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) May 17, 2015
Romo showed no signs of aging last season, putting up 3,705 yards, 34 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. However, some people seem to think that the team’s loss of running back DeMarco Murray will hurt Romo’s performance this season.
Just ask NFL Media’s Michael Irvin, who had some interesting comments regarding the team’s potential efficiency heading into the 2015 season.
“I want to upchuck sometimes when I hear the thoughts of others and (they say), ‘Oh, you can put any running back behind that offensive line of the Dallas Cowboys,” Irvin said, via 97.5 the Fanatic in Philadelphia. “I say, ‘Really? Why did they hand the ball off to DeMarco Murray 392 times? Why didn’t they stick anybody back there last year?’ Because they already knew.”
Romo was as efficient as he was last season due largely to Murray’s presence and the running back’s ability to create balance on offense. The Cowboys, who improved one of the best offensive lines in the NFL with the addition of La’el Collins, seem to think that their line was a major reason why they ran the ball so successfully with Murray.
Despite the enhancements along the offensive line, Murray’s absence still looks to throw a bit of a wrench into what was a good thing last year. It’s also interesting to note that Witten, despite his optimistic prediction, is 33 years old and coming off his worst statistical season since he was a rookie in 2003.
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