Watching Jon Kitna rally the Cowboys around him last year may prove to be a learning experience for Tony Romo.
Matt Mosley of FoxSportsSouthwest.com writes that Romo may have been humbled by so many teammates “falling hard” for Kitna.
“Fair or not, some players believe that Romo is aloof and only interacts with certain players on the team, such as Jason Witten and Miles Austin,” Mosley writes.
Romo has taken a different approach this offseason. He’s been active recruiting 40-45 players to workouts, reaching out to guys who weren’t there like rookie Tyron Smith. Romo is reportedly working off an OTA-like blueprint given to him by Jason Garrett.
“Tony organized every practice schedule and practice scrimmage. He and Jason [Witten] are running the offense,” linebacker Keith Brooking said.
Mosley says he thinks Romo’s approach will help his standing with his teammates. We’re not so sure that is true or even necessary but Romo is at a post-injury career crossroads right now, and perhaps he’s feeling the urgency.
“I know I stressed the importance to everybody [of showing up], to say the least. I’d say it was just a point we needed to make it important. The guys know that. The guys are committed,” Romo said.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!