Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn’t do windows anymore.
That’s the takeaway from the quarterback’s appearance before the media on Sunday. Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that Romo bristled when asked about owner Jerry Jones’ offseason comments about the window closing on Romo’s chances to win a Super Bowl with the current Cowboys cast. Here’s Hubbuch’s description of what went down.
“The Cowboys quarterback wouldn’t even let a Post reporter finish his question yesterday before slapping his knees, exclaiming, “That’s it!” and walking out in a huff from his regular weekly media session after just seven minutes,” Hubbuch wrote.
It’s not surprising that Romo is tired of questions about the window of opportunity in Dallas. It has been discussed to death this offseason and Romo’s already made it clear that he disagrees with that take if not with the need for the Cowboys to get back to winning games and making the playoffs. Asking the same question again and again isn’t going to get a different answer, although it will clearly push Romo’s patience past the breaking point.
There’s not much question about how big a year this is for Romo. The Cowboys have not achieved at the level many believe they’ve been capable of achieving during Romo’s tenure at quarterback and the team could well look in a different direction if they fail to meet expectations again in 2012. Romo knows that as well as anyone else, but it’s an offseason question and now the regular season is upon us.
On Wednesday, Romo starts answering the questions about the size of the Cowboys window in the only way that really matters.