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Right after injury, Tony Romo kept priorities in order

Quarterbacks may want to think twice before putting on a mic for NFL Films.

Last year, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wore a wire during his gutsy effort to battle through a separated shoulder.  On Monday night, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wore one on the night he broke his clavicle.

The entire video is worth watching — we like Roy Williams questioning Romo’s jumping jacks technique — but the most telling moment came right after Romo’s injury.

The trainers walked over to Romo, who was splayed on the turf: “Hey, is it your collarbone?”

Romo: “Did we catch the pass?”

Trainer: “Yes, first down.”

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79 Responses to “Right after injury, Tony Romo kept priorities in order”
  1. ohgoodie says: Oct 28, 2010 1:04 PM

    I have infinitely more respect for Romo now.

  2. Kolb to Jackson says: Oct 28, 2010 1:06 PM

    Romo is an average quarterback, he’ll be replaced soon by Andrew Luck….oops, I forgot Jerry Jones is their owner and Wade is their coach….lmao

  3. Kolb to Jackson says: Oct 28, 2010 1:08 PM

    Cowboys fans, enjoy your 1-15 season. And the #1 pick goes to….

  4. heyguru says: Oct 28, 2010 1:11 PM

    Say what you want about Romo, that is one CLASSY response to the injury question

  5. quadya says: Oct 28, 2010 1:11 PM

    not a cowboys fan…that but is pretty baller.

  6. Pack_Attack says: Oct 28, 2010 1:13 PM

    As a football fan…ya gotta like it.

  7. kellyb91985 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:14 PM

    The trainer quickly followed with.

    Trainer: “The good news is I’m dropping you from my fantasy team.”

  8. Tim Couch says says: Oct 28, 2010 1:18 PM

    oh what a warrior.

  9. Saintnation says: Oct 28, 2010 1:19 PM

    “I have infinitely more respect for Romo now. ”
    +1

  10. buzzgrinder says: Oct 28, 2010 1:22 PM

    maybe this will help quell all of the questions about where romo’s priorities lie. probably not, though.
    because, you know, no other quarterback in the history of the nfl has ever played golf during his career.

  11. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 28, 2010 1:24 PM

    Favre wouldn’t have left the game.

  12. Krow says: Oct 28, 2010 1:30 PM

    Romo is not an average QB. He may not be a Hall of Famer, but he’s a solid player. He doesn’t deserve the criticism he’s gotten over the last couple seasons. He’s not the problem in Dallas.

  13. Reginald says: Oct 28, 2010 1:32 PM

    He was worried he threw a pick.
    More sensationalism.

  14. EMC says: Oct 28, 2010 1:33 PM

    # Kolb to Jackson says: October 28, 2010 1:08 PM
    Cowboys fans, enjoy your 1-15 season. And the #1 pick goes to….
    __________________________
    If it makes you feel better to beat a team when they are weaker, good for you. Personally, I’d rather beat a team when they are at full strength.

  15. wrekOgnize says: Oct 28, 2010 1:35 PM

    What quarterback would not ask this question if they were injured and could not see the result of the play?

  16. SATAN says: Oct 28, 2010 1:36 PM

    @captainmarvel
    Romo tried to go back in and had to be restrained by the trainers from leaving the bench

  17. Krow says: Oct 28, 2010 1:38 PM

    “Favre wouldn’t have left the game.”
    And the pass would have been intercepted.

  18. raiderrob21 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:39 PM

    Nothing special in regards to Romo- all hes doing in video is asking if he threw another pick. 7 ints in 6 games and a quarter. What a joke Romo is and the Cowgirls!

  19. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Oct 28, 2010 1:41 PM

    let’s give him the congressional medal of honor. what a warrior!

  20. Meldog says: Oct 28, 2010 1:43 PM

    I dropped him from my fantasy team, but maybe I’ll pick him back up in about 5 weeks if I’m still a playoff contender. He didn’t seem too banged up.

  21. KnuckleBucket says: Oct 28, 2010 1:48 PM

    CaptainMarvel says:
    October 28, 2010 1:24 PM
    Favre wouldn’t have left the game
    __________________________________
    That’s true!
    Favre would have stayed in the game, thrown 4 picks and eventually cost his team the game. Best part about Favre is that he saves those injury plagued, pick riddled games for the playoffs.

  22. Kolb to Jackson says: Oct 28, 2010 1:48 PM

    Krow says:
    October 28, 2010 1:30 PM
    Romo is not an average QB. He may not be a Hall of Famer, but he’s a solid player. He doesn’t deserve the criticism he’s gotten over the last couple seasons. He’s not the problem in Dallas.
    _______________________
    Romo is 31 and only has won 1 playoff game. Would you rather have a young QB with tremendous upside or a “solid” player?

  23. steelersmichele says: Oct 28, 2010 1:49 PM

    “Quarterbacks may want to think twice before putting on a mic for NFL Films.”
    Why would this make them think twice? This made Romo look like a better football player.

  24. WhySoSerious says: Oct 28, 2010 1:49 PM

    Rosenthal, hasnt Florio taught you anything? Posting a positive article on the Cowboys will give you on average 28-35 comments. But a story that leaves them open for hate, well thats in the 85-100 comment tier. Step your game up.

  25. fredsanford says: Oct 28, 2010 1:49 PM

    Romo isn’t the problem in Dallas, not even close. It’s the coaching, OL, special teams, and penalties.
    I liked the fact that he tried to go back in the game and had to be physically stopped by the trainers.
    Kolb to Jackson, you need to changes your username, Kevin Kolb stinks, any game where he has gotten the least bit of pressure he’s shit the bed, he seriously tried to throw about 8 int’s in that Tennessee game, and now he’s been benched for the 2nd time this year, Desean Jackson is one more hit from being out of the league. Just change your name to “Vick to Maclin”

  26. KingJoe! says: Oct 28, 2010 1:49 PM

    Who cares he is a Cowboy scumbag? It is tremendous to see them fail. From the owner down to the loose-looking cheerleaders, they all deserve a huge continual piece of humble pie.

  27. BigD88 says: Oct 28, 2010 1:53 PM

    This is what Cowboys fans (the half-smart ones anyway) have been trying to say about Romo for the longest. His head is on right and he is NOT the problem in Dallas. Not his fault his O-Line is garbage, his coaches are clueless, and the owner allows a huge circus to surround the team.
    You can hate the Cowboys all you want, and that’s fine, but to mindlessly bash Romo like many do just makes you look like a clueless fool.

  28. HolyMoly says: Oct 28, 2010 1:56 PM

    As a non-cowboys fan, I do not understand the Romo haters at all. First of all, he’s a very good quarterback. He moves well, and can run the ball if necessary. He’s also an accurate thrower most of the time. Moreover, he’s a die-hard lover of football. He’s not in this for the glitz and glamour as some have intimated. Granted, he made some unbelievable mistakes when he was much younger, but he’s become quite stable as he gets older. The rotten cowboys season hasn’t much to do with Tony Romo. It has more to do with penalties, special teams breakdowns, and a surprisingly weak running game.

  29. appstate says: Oct 28, 2010 1:56 PM

    “Favre wouldn’t have left the game.”
    ___________________________
    You mean like when he didn’t leave the Cowboys game a few years ago with a dinged elbow?

  30. GBfanForever says: Oct 28, 2010 1:56 PM

    “Romo is not an average QB. He may not be a Hall of Famer, but he’s a solid player. He doesn’t deserve the criticism he’s gotten over the last couple seasons. He’s not the problem in Dallas.”
    Agreed

  31. Hap says: Oct 28, 2010 1:57 PM

    Nice block Broncowski !
    Romo’s a playa. When he isnt worried about his OL blocking, it’s his FB that he’s worried about.

  32. CdnMike says: Oct 28, 2010 1:58 PM

    I’m not saying that’s not a great comment but Romo, but it’s not like he didn’t know he was wearing the mic.
    Still, it’s a good comment.

  33. Heywood Jablowme says: Oct 28, 2010 1:58 PM

    I’m not a Cowboys fan by any stretch of the imagination but you have to respect that response.

  34. ringmaster72 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:01 PM

    @CaptainMarvel: Favre would have come in and thrown 6 picks, then started overplaying the shoulder pain. Piss on Favre, overly dramatic prima donna.

  35. TP7 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:06 PM

    Is Vox still alive?

  36. steelersmichele says: Oct 28, 2010 2:06 PM

    EMC says: If it makes you feel better to beat a team when they are weaker, good for you. Personally, I’d rather beat a team when they are at full strength.
    You sound very noble, but I’m pretty sure you’re lying. A win is a win–doesn’t matter if the team is at full strength or not.

  37. Dustin Chandler says: Oct 28, 2010 2:08 PM

    Go Romo!!!
    We miss you man!!

  38. Cubano says: Oct 28, 2010 2:10 PM

    Even if he knew he was mic’d up. Who cares. That was a cool question at that time.

  39. goboys82 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:19 PM

    Kolb to Jackson says:
    October 28, 2010 1:06 PM
    Romo is an average quarterback, he’ll be replaced soon by Andrew Luck….oops, I forgot Jerry Jones is their owner and Wade is their coach….lmao
    ___________________________________
    Jerry Jones has won 3 sb rings, that’s 3 more than your team ever has, under any owner…. pathetic.

  40. highlander says: Oct 28, 2010 2:20 PM

    The crowd let out a overly loud cheer after the completion for the first down. As if he could not hear it. Please. Mugging for the mic.

  41. goboys82 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:23 PM

    Kolb to Jackson says:
    October 28, 2010 1:08 PM
    Cowboys fans, enjoy your 1-15 season. And the #1 pick goes to….
    ___________________________________
    I’d say 3-13 sounds better, dont’ forget the boys still play Philly twice, and when’s the last time the eagles beat the boys? 2009… lmfao. Don’t worry it won’t be the eagles winning the sb this year, but i guess youre used to that.

  42. PFTwhinebag says: Oct 28, 2010 2:24 PM

    “Say what you want about Romo, that is one CLASSY response to the injury question”
    I love res ponces like this. So if he said “yeah, i think it is” that’s what? classless
    Or that means his priorities aren’t straight?
    If you saw him speak after the game you can see he said he thought it was just a sprain. So im sure in his mind he’s not thinking “how many weeks am i gonna miss” he’s thinking he’s going to be able to play and wanted to know about the pass.

  43. Bwa Ha Ha says: Oct 28, 2010 2:30 PM

    For a QB on a crappy team, he does an OK job on the after game interview. The hat, though, doesn’t look right.
    It’s all I got about him.
    Kitna will do as well and you will have to draft a QB in the first round because you’ll see that Romo isn’t all that good.

  44. bills34 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:34 PM

    I’m not saying that’s not a great comment but Romo, but it’s not like he didn’t know he was wearing the mic
    agree 100%…

  45. Kolb to Jackson says: Oct 28, 2010 2:39 PM

    goboys82 says:
    October 28, 2010 2:23 PM
    Kolb to Jackson says:
    October 28, 2010 1:08 PM
    Cowboys fans, enjoy your 1-15 season. And the #1 pick goes to….
    ____________________ _______________
    I’d say 3-13 sounds better, dont’ forget the boys still play Philly twice, and when’s the last time the eagles beat the boys? 2009… lmfao. Don’t worry it won’t be the eagles winning the sb this year, but i guess youre used to that.
    ______________________
    You’re giving you organization to much credit. Kitna went 0-16 with the Lions 1 yr. How will he pull off 1 win let alone 2?!?!

  46. rodell7 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:44 PM

    I’ve compared Romo to Danny White for a long time. Good but not quite special. It’s time to draft that QB for the future. This years pick should be low enough to grab one. They will have to compete with the Vikes though.

  47. Huddy says: Oct 28, 2010 2:45 PM

    He mey not a top 3 QB in the league but I would bet if you ask every GM and head coach in the league to name their Top 10 you would not have to look far for Romo on the list. His team is beset by a complete lack of discipline and an organizational marketing machine that is more interested in the overall product than the product on the field. There are some unbelievable talents on the Cowboy roster. Their window to win is now….+-2-3 years. Please God…find some way to let Jerrah bend down and kiss Cowhers nutsack so the ‘boys can get the discipline and leadership they need. Otherwise Romo (or any other QB or star player) will buy you nothing but 1 and outs in the playoffs.

  48. mojoblog says: Oct 28, 2010 2:47 PM

    Romo is the NFL all time leader in net yeards per pass attempt at 7.35 yards. That means he is extremely productive as a QB. With almost 17,000 yards and 118 TD passes in 4 seasons, anyone that even thinks this guy cannot play the position knows little about football.
    Romo’s problem is real simple….he’s been playing with a stealth defense the past 4 years. A team that has a great defense, like the Steelers, can survive and prosper even if their QB is injured or out like Rothlisberger was earlier this year.
    The real shame here is that Romo’s talent has been wasted by Phillips bumbling idiocy as head coach/defensive coordinator and JJ’s inability as the GM to draft players on defense. Brooking, Sensabaugh, James, Ball etc.
    Any questions??

  49. Duerson22 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:50 PM

    Best 1-5 team out there lol

  50. odds75to1 says: Oct 28, 2010 2:53 PM

    You’re giving you organization to much credit. Kitna went 0-16 with the Lions 1 yr. How will he pull off 1 win let alone 2?!?!
    *Actually, Kitna only played 5 games that year before he was put on IR.

  51. Phenom says: Oct 28, 2010 3:01 PM

    Kolb to Jackson,
    Kitna did not go 0-16 as the Lion’s QB that year. His team did but he only played in about half (maybe even less) of the games.

  52. ryanmace says: Oct 28, 2010 3:02 PM

    To the people who think Romo said what he said because he knew he was mic’d up…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    These players don’t really care what we (the fans) think, as much as you all seem to think they do.
    Do you really think Favre gives a rats ass that Bob from Gary, Indiana thinks he’s a scumbag?
    Do you really think Romo cares that Tony from Brooklyn thinks he’s a pu$$y and not a leader?
    Do you think Hanyesworth loses sleep over the fact that Mike from Silver Springs, Maryland is pissed at his attitude????
    You all need a reality check if you really think players give a lot of weight to public opinion, when going about their personal or professional lives. We’re talking about millionaire-supermen here. Average Joe can suck it as far as they’re concerned.

  53. somesome says: Oct 28, 2010 3:12 PM

    The trainers walked over to Romo, who was splayed on the turf: “Hey, is THIS your collarbone?”
    Romo: “Did we catch the pass?”
    Trainer: “Yes, but I dropped you from my FF team.”

  54. goboys82 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:12 PM

    Kolb to Jackson says:
    October 28, 2010 2:39 PM
    You’re giving you organization to much credit. Kitna went 0-16 with the Lions 1 yr. How will he pull off 1 win let alone 2?!?!
    ___________________________________
    Well if you knew ur football like u pretend to you would know that Kitna didn’t play for most of that season, and that was the LIONS. Also, when the boys play the eagles, there’s a very good chance Romo will be back… u remember, the same QB that burnt ur defense for 3 wins last season…

  55. mojoblog says: Oct 28, 2010 3:20 PM

    rodell…you don’t know a damn thing about Romo, White or the Cowboys. Danny White was an decent QB that benefitted greatly playing on team that DID have pretty strong defenses.
    White threw 155 TD passes in 162 games. As I mentioned before Romo has 118 TD passes in 4 seasons. In 13 seasons White’s best was 1983 with 3900 yards and 29 TD passes. Thats an average year for Romo who has thrown for over 4000 yards twice in 4 years and holds the club record with 36 TD passes in one season. White’s QB rating is 81 vs. 95 for Romo.
    White was OK, Romo is much better.

  56. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 3:32 PM

    SATAN says:
    October 28, 2010 1:36 PM
    @captainmarvel
    Romo tried to go back in and had to be restrained by the trainers from leaving the bench
    =====================
    From someone who has broken both collarbones (one twice) I can tell they can be deceptive. If you are standing up with your arms at your sides with nothing in the hand on the same side as the broken collarbone, it can feel relatively painless.
    I actually did re-enter a rugby game with a broken collarbone one time for this very reason. The first time I got hit after going back in I actually blacked out from the pain.
    Believe me, Romo should thank whoever stopped him from going back in.

  57. Kisstherings says: Oct 28, 2010 3:35 PM

    @steelersmichele says:
    October 28, 2010 1:49 PM
    “Quarterbacks may want to think twice before putting on a mic for NFL Films.”
    Why would this make them think twice? This made Romo look like a better football player.
    ————————————————-
    He’s saying its bad luck dude. Like being on the cover of Madden. Both quarterbacks got mic’d up and both got injured – thats all.

  58. wd40 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:48 PM

    That’s not what I heard.
    I heard, “Why the hell did they draft a WR when we need O Linemen.
    Signed…Ambulance Driver

  59. goJags says: Oct 28, 2010 3:57 PM

    That’s a class act by a QB who got whipped by a LB or safety. I have more respect to Romo. I’ve one other theory as well, Did Romo ask this question because he was miked up with ESPN?
    Anyway its more admirable for a QB to ask this.
    Don’t worry Cowboys fans, you have an excellent opportunity to go 2-5 this week. The pathetically coached Jags are coming in town.

  60. dlmcc0909 says: Oct 28, 2010 3:59 PM

    Alot of Cowboy hatred I see. As a Cowboy fan I understand our season is lost. Its ok, we made mistakes. Wade Phillips sucks as a coach, Jason Garrett is over rated as a coordinator, and the OL is total garbage. The Giants did this to Cutler because of the porous O-line they have in Chicago so I expected this to be trouble. However, Tony Romo is not the problem in Dallas.
    There is plenty of talent on that team. Even Roy williams has looked competent this year due to the presence of Dez Bryant, who is a stud.
    Once we get a competent coaching staff and some live bodies on the O-line, we will be a force. the talent is there.

  61. Philly Cheese says: Oct 28, 2010 4:03 PM

    EMC says:
    If it makes you feel better to beat a team when they are weaker, good for you. Personally, I’d rather beat a team when they are at full strength.
    - – - – - – - – - – - – - -
    You mean like when Dallas beat Philly twice at the end of last year without their starting center and middle linebacker? Yet Dallas fans talk it up like it was some astonishing feat. Every team has injuries and smart organizations plan for them as best they can. Wouldn’t mind having Vick or Kolb on your team now, would you?

  62. djruetune says: Oct 28, 2010 4:11 PM

    As a Skins fan, it’s hard to applaud anything Cowboy related. But kudos to Romo on the response. Get well bud…

  63. rickah88888 says: Oct 28, 2010 4:14 PM

    A shame Rom-O-Choke wasn’t wearing a mic in Seattle a few years ago during a WildCard game:
    Romo: “Did we make the FG”
    Jerrah: “NO you idiot! You botched the hold and tried to run it in…feel free to hang your head in shame”
    Romo: “Good idea Boss!!”

  64. Christmas Ape says: Oct 28, 2010 4:23 PM

    Man, as much as I hate the Cowboys, that was pretty cool. Tony Romo’s okay in my book.

  65. realitypolice says: Oct 28, 2010 4:33 PM

    ryanmace says:
    October 28, 2010 3:02 PM
    To the people who think Romo said what he said because he knew he was mic’d up…. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    These players don’t really care what we (the fans) think, as much as you all seem to think they do.
    ===================
    Yes- they don’t care at all what people think of them.
    That’s why they dance like clowns after they score touchdowns.
    That’s why they check out how they look on the JumoTron while the play is still going on.
    That’s why the trip all over themselves to be seen on the right red carpets, at the right clubs, with the right people.
    That’s why Deion Sanders almost has a nervous breakdown because he doesn’t think he was rated highly enough on the all time list.
    That’s why they get reality shows.
    Now I agree with you that they think the fans are chumps. But they definitely care how much all of you chumps worship them.
    If Romo doesn’t care what people think of him, why not say no to the mike, which he is allowed to do?

  66. JJ Nukes says: Oct 28, 2010 4:36 PM

    I never cheer when players get hurt, but I have to say I am loving how awful the Cowboys are this season.
    Before the season started, how many Cowboys fans believed they would be playing a home game for the SB ?
    Eli Manning – 2-0 in the new stadium. Love it. Sign the wall again.

  67. Frogman says: Oct 28, 2010 4:43 PM

    With their first pick in the NFL draft the Cowboy’s pick Cam Newton, Quarter Back.

  68. County K 66ers says: Oct 28, 2010 4:47 PM

    Good Midwestern boy.

  69. skinsfan4 says: Oct 28, 2010 4:51 PM

    He is a top teir qb, which is hard for a skins fan to admit. It’s a shame he is hurt. He isn’t the problem down there. Wade has been a bad coach for deacdes. Garrett is just as bad. Romo will flourish next year when they have a new staff.

  70. neblunt says: Oct 28, 2010 4:58 PM

    Not sure what you guys are talking about. I’m a Giants fan and I think Romo is well above average. I’d put Carson Palmer as average, Kevin Kolb, Kerry Collins, Josh Freeman, Matt Hasselbeck as average….Romo is better then all of them, thus above average.
    I would have rather beat the Cowboys with him in, though Kitna did a pretty good job after his first series.
    It was the coaching and play calling that doomed the Cowboys, not Romo.

  71. EdgeRusher says: Oct 28, 2010 5:46 PM

    i love how the announcer says “He is asking back in”…and romo didnt say a word….funny stuff

  72. Nard100 says: Oct 28, 2010 6:21 PM

    After asking about the catch, Romo says, “Excellent! Robin, get the Batmobile ready at once. It’s time to fight crime in Gotham!”
    5 QB’s and counting. Go Giants!

  73. prmpft says: Oct 28, 2010 6:52 PM

    …as a matter of course – i’ve got nothin’ good to say about romo or the ‘boys – but applause to him for all that – way to be a player, mate…

  74. winslow says: Oct 28, 2010 6:56 PM

    Romo’s throwing hand has never fully recovered from being exposed to the crushing gravitational pull of Jessica Simpson’s Double D’s.

  75. stunzeed2 says: Oct 28, 2010 6:58 PM

    Romo let out a “little scream”.
    Signed,
    Clavicle

  76. Chyknee says: Oct 28, 2010 7:34 PM

    I have alway’s supported the {PAT’S} but i’m pissed off the way they did moss.

  77. buzzgrinder says: Oct 28, 2010 7:39 PM

    “rom-o-choke”? really? really?? really???
    lordy lord, i hope you didn’t think you were being clever there.
    horrible nickname attempt aside, romo is at the very least an above average QB with the potential to be great. he just needed bill parcells bearing down on him to make that happen. take parcells out of the equation — along with the offensive coordinator who helped groom him, for that matter — and you’re left with an above average QB.
    forget the lack of discipline with regard to the other team (though it’s there), if there was a coach who would go all tuna on romo (gruden or cowher would both fit the bill), that would help the team immensely.
    and don’t forget, it’s not like the lack of discipline started with wade phillips. they were a relatively penalty-happy team under parcells, too.

  78. lvass76 says: Oct 28, 2010 8:21 PM

    that guts right there. Now Jerry, get this kid an O-line to protect him and open some running lanes for the backs. And maybe get Cowher on the phone

  79. whocaresaboutdallas says: Oct 31, 2010 3:04 PM

    @goboys,
    Jerry Jones has won 3 sb rings, that’s 3 more than your team ever has, under any owner…. pathetic.
    AHHH the classic “living in the past” comment LMAO! So sad

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