Maybe there’s hope for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Maybe, just maybe, he’s beginning to realize that his very-well-paying job requires a far more serious approach, and a commitment to doing more than just showing up and winging it.
On Thursday, Romo shared with the media some of the things he has learned from talking to former quarterbacks.
Hall of Famer Troy Aikman told Romo that it’s not all “lollipops and chocolates and fun times.”
Romo also learned that “[t]here’s a lot of hard work and effort and a lot of people beating you
down,” and that “[y]ou have to have a stronger belief in yourself than the
disbelief of others.”
So how in the hell is Romo just learning these things now?
Maybe the truth is that Romo has only opted to start paying attention now, because we’ve got a pretty good feeling that the kind of stuff he recently has been hearing from other quarterbacks is the kind of stuff that former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells likely was beating into Romo’s skull from 2003 through 2006.
The question is whether Romo is merely repeating words that he’s heard in an effort to address his critics, or whether he’s truly committed to heeding that advice and becoming the best quarterback he can be.