Tony Romo eyes season opener

IRVING, Texas – Last week Jason Witten said his focus was on the Sept. 5 regular-season opener at the New York Giants mostly because of how the 2011 season ended at MetLife Stadium.

On Tuesday, Tony Romo echoed the sentiment from his good friend.

“I think I’m excited about having the opportunity to go back to that position to play the team that obviously ended up winning the Super Bowl,” Romo said. “There is motivation to have a great season this year. There is motivation to accomplish certain goals that you set out that you haven’t yet. Each time you step out here that is what you are thinking about. That’s why you push yourself as hard as you do.”

Last year marked the first time Romo started every game and the Cowboys did not make the playoffs.

“I don’t care if you’ve won the Super Bowl or finished 0-16 the year before, it’s a whole new season and knowing it doesn’t matter,” Romo said. “Your team is going to change. You are going to be a different football team. You have to come out and do everything humanly possible to be better in this upcoming season and the only way to do that is to commit to it 100 percent – do all, do more, do extra, don’t leave any stone unturned and figure out a way to get better. That’s what we are doing right now.”