Romo Misses Golf Tourney to Participate in Cowboys’ OTA’s
Cowboys’ OTA’s (Organized Team Activities) begin today, and one familiar face you can count on seeing is that of Tony Romo. Romo skipped his 9:57 am tee time this morning at the Byron Nelson Championship Opening Qualifying tournament to be with his teammates at Valley Ranch.
This may not initially seem like a newsworthy story, but we point it out because of all the flack Romo receives for “not being 100% committed to the Cowboys.” Following a bye week trip to Mexico and various celebrity girlfriends, Romo’s work ethic and focus have been called into question in the past.
Of course, we know Romo is all-in for the Dallas Cowboys. He is one of the hardest workers on the team and, as a superstar player, sets an example for the younger guys to follow.
His absence from the Byron Nelson golf qualifier in favor of OTA practices reinforces our notion of Romo as ultra-dedicated to this 2010 Cowboys team.
Of course, skeptics will point out that Romo should be there, and they are correct. He is the leader of a Super Bowl-caliber NFL team, and his presence in all offseason activities should be a foregone conclusion.
But NFL players, even quarterbacks, don’t always do what they should. Thus, it is not out of line for us to praise Romo’s decision. We may come to expect it, but only because of the level of dedication and focus he has displayed in the past.
Cowboys fans–you should be relieved in knowing that the most important player on your favorite team is also perhaps the most driven.