Tony Romo has been famously silent about a lot of the things that have happened to the Dallas Cowboys since he broke his collar-bone all those months ago against the New York Giants. Yesterday, he called into 105.3 the Fan in Dallas with Arnie Spanier. Among the topics was his 'no comment' about anything at a recent Mavericks game, and how he's healthy and already competing again.
How come you didn’t make a comment on the coach (Jason Garrett) at the game yesterday?
ROMO: "Oh, is that what you were talking about? Oh no, I think you know the reporters they’re great here in Dallas and they do a good job of not coming up at different venues in places like and at the Mavs [Dallas Mavericks] game or when you’re out at dinner and places where you see them. You know they’re pretty cool about it. If you start a precedent where you’re always talking no matter whenever they see ya it’s just kind of happens everywhere you’re at. You try not to say too much in that regard, but you know I think it’s quite obvious I support Jason Garrett. I’m excited about what’s going to happen here in the future and how stuff’s going to go. I think it’s going to be an exciting time. I know I’m excited."
Romo also mentioned his recent health in a positive light, and his return to physical activity.
Did you play tonight in a basketball game? Is that what you’re coming back from as you called into the station?
ROMO: "Well it’s fun. I mean I actually just got healthy here about a week ago with the collarbone, so I’ve been itching. I’ve been doing cardio. You’re lifting. You’re doing all this stuff, but just the competitive juices wanting to get out and do stuff. You know it’s amazing when you have a little time off how you’ll be doing anything that you can get some competitive vibe going, so you get up there and play around some."
And then the inevitable "should you be doing these things" question, followed by an expansive answer from Romo on the topic.
Should you be playing basketball and golf? We’ve criticized you for doing that before along with the John Daly thing. When you hear that what do you think when people think you should be just focused on football?
"Oh I think that’s part of human nature. Listen I’m the same way. If I hear about another quarterback anything outside of football you automatically assume they’re not doing football, but I think you also know once you’re in the position you’re there. You know football is my mornings and early afternoons. Then there’s a lot more time in the day and I’m a competitive individual. I’m a guy who enjoys putting myself in competitive situations and I’ve always felt like the more times you do that the better off you are mentally you know and physically. I mean the stuff I do a lot of it relates to just getting back to being better at football in a lot of weird ways. For me being in shape, putting my body in different positions. I mean you can lift. You can do cardio, you can run, but your joints, your bones… I mean all these things. Your muscles, they need to feel different positions cause you get put in those in a football game, when you’re not use to it. I wouldn’t exaggerate and pretend I’m jumping for rebounds up by the rim anytime soon, but I’ll pull up and hit a three and usually guard out by the three point line extended. I’m pretty safe when I’m out there. It’s a good chance for me to move your hips to do things you need to do to get in shape. I think it’s all just a little bit of a process of kind of getting yourself to be playing your best on Sunday’s and it all follows together. The mental side of golf, the physical side of other sports. It’s just the competitive juices all that stuff. It’s all the same."
Thoughts, BTB community?