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Tony Romo: It's 'about time' Cowboys make the leap

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: A prominent Dallas Cowboy believes this is the year Big D gets back on top.

"It's about time that we go to that next step, and I think our team is going to be ready for that," Tony Romo said during a Thursday appearance on ESPN Radio in Dallas.

This is an important season for Romo, who continues to put up the numbers of a top quarterback but has none of the team success that goes along with being a true franchise star.

Does that make Romo the problem? Notable playoff gaffes aside, probably not. The Cowboys have been a top-heavy organization in recent years, but this offseason, Jerry Jones -- the team's owner and general manager -- has made the most aggressive free-agent push of his long tenure with the team.

Jones might be the brain of the Cowboys, but Romo remains the face ... for better or worse. Coming off a disappointing 8-8 season, the soon-to-be 32-year-old QB might not have too many shots left to change his reputation.

"The Super Bowl is obviously the biggest team accomplishment, and also as a quarterback, it's what we're defined as," Romo said.

Yes, the Cowboys are talking a good game. But will this be the year they finally back it up?

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