The pads are finally on in Oxnard as the Cowboys throw Training Camp into full gear.
For fans, a new season brings with it a new hope, but there are already signs of concern.
On Friday, the Cowboys said Tony Romo didn`t take part in the afternoon practices, as he continues to recover from last season`s back injury.
Well, that doesn’t sound promising.
So, let`s whip out the old ‘Cowboys Confidence Meter.’ Do fans think Romo can make it through the whole season healthy?
“I think he will because we have a lot better line this year,” fan Willie Johnson said.
“He still has yet to prove himself, I have to be honest. But, I`m hoping for the best,” Ronnie Vega from Phoenix added.
Looking at the bigger picture: what are these die-hards predicting for the `Boys once Training Camp is over and the real games begin?
“I wanna say 8-8 again,” laughed Vega, before predicting a 10-6 season.
“As long as they beat the Niners they can go 8-8, but they`ve got to beat the Niners,” Fadi Stephan said. He’s a Cowboys fan living in the enemy territory of San Francisco.
“I think they`ll make the playoffs. I dunno how far we`ll go in the playoffs, but I think we`ll at least make the playoffs,” predicted Johnson.
As always, hope springs eternal in the heart of Texas. Who knows, crazier things have happened. Why can’t this be our year?