Earlier this season, Tom Brady was asked why he left the Buccaneers for 11 days. 

It was a pretty good answer from the seven-time Super Bowl winner.

The 45-year-old quarterback noted his age and other commitments besides football.

My age is 45. Brady told reporters there is a lot of shit going on.

Brady played in the Buccaneers' final preseason game before the regular season.

This week, Brady will face the Cowboys in Week 1 of the NFL regular season 

as they are coming off a defeat by the Rams in the Divisional Round 

a few weeks ago when the Buccaneers played the Rams in the playoffs.