People are starting to talk about Tony Romo, and it's not just hardcore Cowboys' fans either. Here's the lead from a Romo article on MSNBC.
Quarterback Tony Romo, who said his ex-girlfriend broke up with him just hours before he took over the reins of America's Team, recently revealed having a crush on actress and singer Jessica Simpson, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Media outlets are reporting that Simpson's representatives heard the rumor and got in touch with Romo's people and set up a date. The couple are now rumored to be an item.
Tony Romo has scaled the heights, my friends. The article is actually pretty good and talks more about Romo and football than Romo and Simpson. But you do get a slideshow of Simpson pictures, so there is some benefit to discussing Romo's off-the-field endeavors.
You can't follow up a big win with a big dud, like losing to Tampa Bay a few short days later, if you want to keep momentum in the playoff chase.
Coach Bill Parcells did not need to tell his players that. The sentiment was shared in all corners of the locker room Monday.
"It was a big win but a short victory," linebacker Akin Ayodele said.
Earlier this season, Parcells said the upcoming 7-game stretch through Thanksgiving will give us a pretty clear indication of this team. So how's it looking?
One is that winning a playoff game in Chicago is going to be difficult for any visiting team.
But the other is that his last game this season should come a week after the Super Bowl.
Tony Romo to the Pro Bowl is not a ridiculous notion.
No, it's not. Especially with McNabb going down, Vick playing some ugly games, and other NFC team's faltering down the stretch.
But Romo can start making his claim outright:
It just so happens that Romo has the best passer rating in the NFC, a conference nearly void of Pro Bowl talent at his position.
Yesterday's press conference let it be known that Mike Vanderjagt doesn't have an automatic lock on his position for the rest of the season.
But if the high-priced investment continues to be inconsistent, Parcells did say he will start to look for a replacement.
And finally, everybody loves the Cowboys, fans of other teams just don't want to admit it.