"It's different. Competition in itself I enjoy and, for me, just improving and looking at something to get better at.
"That's the same thing in broadcasting. I understand I'm coming in without any experience in that world. It's exciting, it's a little nerve-wracking, it's all these things in one. That's why you love to do things. You're coming into the unknown and something I have to get better at and I like a challenge. I know I'll probably stink for a while [in the broadcast booth]. Hopefully I'll continue to improve at that and hopefully get better and be good."
You have to admire Romo's honesty. He gets it: There is going to be a wild amount of scrutiny that comes with his opening telecasts with Jim Nantz, so letting people know that he is essentially starting from scratch here is an attempt to defuse expectations a bit.
All that said, football fans are not going to grade Romo on a curve. A collective opinion -- quite possibly a negative one -- will be formed almost instantly. It's the main reason why the CBS decision to drop him into their most high-profile chair has become one of the most fascinating subplots of the coming season.