Even without Pro Bowl linebackers
Especially when it comes to a certain three-time All-Pro defensive tackle.
“To me, they’re as respected individuals as anyone I’ve ever had to go against,” he said. “Their respect factor across the league is at the highest level.”
With those two stalwarts leading the charge, Romo conceded that the Cowboys will be in for a tough challenge despite the 49ers needing to replace at least two starters on that side of the ball.
“I don’t think there’s ever a good time,” said Romo when asked if his team was catching the 49ers at an opportunistic time. “No one player makes that defense. They are a collection of outstanding individual talents in a great scheme that can create issues.
“It’s the ultimate team game, you need everybody and I think they exemplify that. I still think they’re very good, I think they’re as good of a test as we may play this year.”
Romo, who is returning from offseason back surgery, connected on 14-of-23 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown this preseason.
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