The Cowboys (2-7) are the last-place team in the NFC East, 2 1/2 games behind the New York Giants (5-5) and two behind the Washington Redskins (4-5) and Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) with seven games left to play.
"I think the guys understand where we're at," Romo told ESPN. "I think they also understand that the season is not over. It's far from it. I think right now we just need to understand that we're getting started, and we've got to go do our job and do it to the best of our ability and start getting this thing on the roll."
Romo will have to shake off the rust after missing seven games with a broken collarbone, but his biggest concern may be that it'll be easier to break the second time around.
"You don't have much wiggle room," Romo said.
"I think anytime you're losing in the National Football League, it's tough on everybody," Romo said. "Sometimes when you're not able to help your team as far as physically being out on the field, but the guys left it out on the field. I'm really inspired by the way they just committed every week. And obviously the results weren't exactly the way they wanted or anything, but I think when you watch how they play, I think it gives us a great opportunity to still go out and accomplish the goals. You just have very little room for error."
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