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For Romo, no tryptophan coma, but Thanksgiving fatigue

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Tony Romo knows all too well the routine of playing on Thanksgiving.

But even though he’s 5-0 on turkey day, that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of what it requires.

“I think you just have to immerse yourself in the tape and really just keep watching it over and over and over,” Romo said, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You’re going to be tired. You’re going to be mentally a little bit fatigued, but you feel very prepared at least by Thursday if you are constantly watching tape and constantly putting in the time that it takes to get comfortable with what you’re going to see.”

He must be putting in plenty of prep work, because he’s been better than the Butterball hotline when America gathers together.

Romo was hurt in 2010, but has a 115.4 rating to go along with his 14 touchdowns and spotless record on Thanksgiving, having beaten the Buccaneers, Jets, Seahawks, Raiders and Dolphins. He didn’t play in the 2010 game against New Orleans because of injury.

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14 Responses to “For Romo, no tryptophan coma, but Thanksgiving fatigue”
  1. edhochuli says: Nov 20, 2012 5:19 PM

    You mean the 2010 game where they lost because of Roy Williams fumbling inside the Saints 10 yard line? So glad they got rid of that bum.

  2. thekiller678 says: Nov 20, 2012 5:25 PM

    Weird title

  3. burnttoast71854 says: Nov 20, 2012 5:31 PM

    Romo is not the problem, it’s the GM/Owner that is the problem…

  4. ancylostoma says: Nov 20, 2012 5:41 PM

    tryptophan what?

  5. theclaim says: Nov 20, 2012 5:57 PM

    Romo is used to carving turkey on thanksgiving day. A Griffon is a considerably larger scarier bird. Get em RGIII! HTTR

  6. mazblast says: Nov 20, 2012 6:44 PM

    I hate it when players and coaches make excuses for a loss before they even play–especially when they’re favored.

    As for Romo, if he can’t handle even the favored child treatment the Cowboys get, maybe he should just retire and go play golf. Jeez, the other guys not only have to prepare, they have to travel!

  7. raider23mike says: Nov 20, 2012 6:46 PM

    Every yr they give Dallas an easy team to whip during Thanksgiving. That’s why he’s 5-0

  8. kwickett85 says: Nov 20, 2012 6:48 PM

    I know it’s a very slim chance but I’m just being a hopeful Redskins fan, but… I hope my Skins win this Thursday and those Giants lose…we would be within 1 game of tying for the division. With the Giants rough schedule there is no telling what can happen.

  9. jpb12 says: Nov 20, 2012 7:14 PM

    Mr. November

  10. justintuckrule says: Nov 20, 2012 7:20 PM

    Biggest sham going in the NFL. Giving Dallas a sacrificial lamb and a free win on T’Giving.

  11. davekva72 says: Nov 20, 2012 7:42 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Nov 20, 2012 7:20 PM
    Biggest sham going in the NFL. Giving Dallas a sacrificial lamb and a free win on T’Giving.

    Right, that’s why they got the defending SB Champion Saints on Thanksgiving 2 years ago. Free win.

  12. abninf says: Nov 20, 2012 9:04 PM

    raider23mike says:
    Nov 20, 2012 6:46 PM
    Every yr they give Dallas an easy team to whip during Thanksgiving. That’s why he’s 5-0
    ————————————————-

    Well they should be playing the Raiders, then.

  13. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Nov 20, 2012 11:13 PM

    Why should the Lions and Cowboys get to host a game every Thanksgiving? It makes for a boring day, and gives a built in scheduling advantage to those teams. It’s time to spread it around and let all teams have a shot at it.

  14. theclaim says: Nov 21, 2012 11:19 PM

    justintuckrule says: Nov 20, 2012 7:20 PM

    Biggest sham going in the NFL. Giving Dallas a sacrificial lamb and a free win on T’Giving.

    SWEPT your world champion Giants last season… Need I say more?

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