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Tony Romo cutting back on his golf schedule

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Perhaps Tony Romo is taking the responsibility that comes with a giant contract and increased influence seriously.

Whatever the reason, the Cowboys quarterback has cut back on his golf schedule — and presumably, the wearing of ridiculous hats that goes along with it.

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Romo is skipping several tournaments he’s traditionally played and won in the past, and won’t try to qualify for the nearby Byron Nelson Championship nor the U.S. Open.

While it could be as simple as spending more time with his family (and his new gigantic pile of money), it could also mean he’s heeding owner Jerry Jones’ edict to put in “Peyton Manning-type time on the job.”

Either way, Romo’s problem has long been one of perception as much as reality, and stashing the clubs certaintly gives the appearance his full attention is on his day job.

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31 Responses to “Tony Romo cutting back on his golf schedule”
  1. mazblast says: May 6, 2013 2:09 PM

    Romo’s problem has long been one of performance vs. media hype.

  2. whereyaat says: May 6, 2013 2:09 PM

    Maybe it’s time for the Cowboys GM to also start putting “Peyton Manning-type time on the job” and sign/draft a decent running back or two.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: May 6, 2013 2:10 PM

    That garish bit of headgear looks like a lightning rod to me. But unfortunately those incidents are extremely rare.

  4. randomcommenter says: May 6, 2013 2:12 PM

    That’s a good idea. NFL QB is a difficult job with lots of responsibility. I can think of somebody else with an important job who should golf less.

  5. rmal83 says: May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    Go Cowboys!

  6. ozymandias121 says: May 6, 2013 2:13 PM

    Why Peytob Manning type time? He was headed a Superbowl by the NFL.

  7. justintuckrule says: May 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    Romo gets pissed on so much, its turned his hats yellow

  8. sgtr0c says: May 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    Wow. Did I percieve Tony getting the Cowboys bounced out of, or not qualify for, the playoffs all those seasons?

  9. crownofthehelmet says: May 6, 2013 2:15 PM

    Him and Cliff Harris have the same hat.

  10. jbl429 says: May 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    No, it’s been reality. He hasn’t won anything other than a single playoff game, yet all his backers want to send him to Canton. The same people will talk about how Peyton’s postseason numbers aren’t impressive, but he still has 8 more postseason wins, 2 more SB appearances and 1 more ring than Romo.

  11. logicalvoicesays says: May 6, 2013 2:17 PM

    Thank god Robert Griffin is my QB. #TheWashingtonRedskinsaretheGoldStandardinProFootball

  12. gixrider says: May 6, 2013 2:22 PM

    You can bank on this is more about the new family. No wife is letting her husband out for fun time while she’s home with the baby. lol!

  13. peytonsneckl8 says: May 6, 2013 2:27 PM

    Only the Redskins matter. HTTR

  14. n0hopeleft says: May 6, 2013 2:29 PM

    “Just easin’ the tension baby… Just easin’ the tension.”

  15. garyhd01 says: May 6, 2013 2:31 PM

    romo was an undrafted rookie free agent and while not drafted for his golf game he wasn’t drafted for his football either. with that said jerry jones doesn’t need to do a better job drafting he needs to hire a pro to do it for him he will never draft better because he just isn’t any good at it for years the rams drafted poorly because the owner Georgia frontier like jones hired weakling yes men stan kronke then learned rookie coaches don’t work and hired a whole new crew and he STAYS OUT OF THE DRAFT PROCESS because unlike jerry who thinks hes smarter than everyone else he understands money but knows he doesn’t know how to draft pro football players

  16. gammynomnom says: May 6, 2013 2:44 PM

    never seen grown men so worried over another grown mans money.

  17. commonsensedude says: May 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    If Romo really wants to help his team, he’ll convince Jerry Jones to spend less time with the team and more time at the course.

  18. killitandeatit says: May 6, 2013 2:57 PM

    J.J./ Cowboy insanity:
    #1 . Pay Romo elite QB $$$
    #2. Keep insisting Romo is elite Q.B.
    #3. Trot out his friend,room mate,n0. #1 target T.E.publicly defend him.
    #4. Have owner/g.m. give Tony huge new contract and then try to instill a work ethic in Romo by going to the media with it.
    #5. Watch Romo play golf.

  19. 13arod says: May 6, 2013 2:59 PM

    i like his hats

  20. jam11163 says: May 6, 2013 3:24 PM

    it dosent matter. he will never get the cowboys to the promiss land.

  21. jpaq68 says: May 6, 2013 3:44 PM

    Is it just me, or does that hat make Tony look an awful like Carl Spackler?

    Let the “free bowl of soup” comment commence.

  22. pdidit09 says: May 6, 2013 4:10 PM

    I love RGIII hope he comes back 100%. His history for injury with his style has followed him into the NFL. Redskins fans should concern themselves more with the health of their quarterback than worry about Tony Romo, am I the only person that realizes all the bashing Tony gets, he never involves himself, and that makes me proud. Also Cowboy haters you best get prepared for what Tony will do to your team this upcoming season. Fredrick in the middle. Terrance and Dez on the ends, Miles in the slot, Murray/Randle tandem, Witten/Escabar two tightend set. DAMN I am excited! Not to mention DEFENSE Healthy! I need a job in PR for my “Boys”

  23. billymc75 says: May 6, 2013 5:40 PM

    hes got a new kid, if it were anybody else it wouldn’t matter.

  24. billymc75 says: May 6, 2013 5:42 PM

    Archie manning went to Canton? Marinos in Canton? Fouts is in Canton? SBs don’t matter.

  25. jpb12 says: May 6, 2013 7:03 PM

    He should be like Brady and go to the track.

  26. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 6, 2013 7:49 PM

    I think the Gilligan hat on Romo is appropriate. Like Gilligan, he keeps commiting bluders that keep the Cowboys trapped on an island of mediocrity.

  27. darkglobe1 says: May 6, 2013 8:35 PM

    Cutting back on tournament golf doesn’t necessarily mean he’s cutting back on golfing

  28. abninf says: May 6, 2013 10:28 PM

    Too much golf in the off season hmmm. Obama probably plays twice as much.

  29. kmartin173 says: May 7, 2013 10:22 AM

    No amount of cutting back is going to make a guy clutch when he’s just not that guy.

  30. BringBackTheFlex says: May 7, 2013 3:27 PM

    Seems Peyton never cut back on making his commercials. At least golf is a physical and mental activity.

  31. williambowen63 says: May 7, 2013 7:15 PM

    I wonder why Jerry would compare Romo’s work ethic to Peyton manning and not the qb that won him 3 Super Bowls..just shows Jerry doesn’t think much at all,he just opens his mouth and stupid stuff just flys out

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