<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Blue Star]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/blue-star http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 27 Mar 2017 23:37:10 -0500Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:37:10 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cowboys' No. 1 Fan Tells Her Story]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:26:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/priceless-dream.jpg

The Dallas Cowboys' self-proclaimed No. 1 fan Ms. Carolyn Price tells her story in a new book "Priceless Dream."

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones Hints Raiders Will Move to Las Vegas]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:58:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-454306262.jpg

Jerry Jones hinted Sunday that Las Vegas could soon be home to the Oakland Raiders.

The Dallas Cowboys owner, who arrived in Phoenix for the NFL's annual league meeting, told KSNV he thinks the Raiders will get the 24 votes they need to move

"It's going to be an exciting day for Vegas," he said.

If approved, the Raiders would be the third team to move within the last 18 months. The Rams returned to Los Angeles before the 2016 season and the Chargers recently announced a move to Los Angeles.

Las Vegas' first professional franchise — the NHL's Golden Knights — debuts this fall.

This would be the third move for the Raiders, who moved from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982 and then back to Oakland in 1994.

More: NFL Owner on Raiders-to-Las Vegas Move: 'Isn't Any Opposition'

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo Likes Tweet About Heading to Houston]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:44:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Herm-Romo.jpg

NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs recently tweeted video of former pro football player and coach turned analyst Herm Edwards saying he thinks Tony Romo is headed to Houston.

Now Newy tweeting isn't news, but what is interesting is who liked that tweet.

Among the five likes, is the official Twitter account of Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

That's right No. 9 liked the tweet. Of course, that doesn't amount to Romo confirming anything.

However we find it interesting since Romo has been quiet on Twitter since his last post on March 9 thanking everyone for their support.

The Dallas Cowboys have been mum about Romo's future as well.

So Romo Watch continues and so does our watch of possible "Twitter tells."

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<![CDATA[Herm Offers Advice, Warnings to Dak, Zeke]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HERM_ON_ZEKE_WEB_1200x675_904932931958.jpg

 Former pro football player and coach turned analyst Herm Edwards had some advice, and some warnings, for Dallas Cowboys players Dak Prescott and Zeke Elliott.

<![CDATA[Barkley on Zeke Elliott: 'This Fool Down Here in Dallas']]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:12:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Charles-Barkley-Ezekiel-Elliott.jpg

Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley is going off on Cowboys All Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott after he was caught on video pulling down a female’s shirt, exposing her breast during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Greenville Avenue in Dallas.

The NFL star was on top of a rooftop of a Dallas when the video was shot.

Barkley told the Jim Rome Show (a show I proudly filled in for when Romey was on vacation when I worked in Los Angeles), “This fool down here in Dallas…man, you know this kids is so great at football. He already has this domestic thing at Ohio State. Now he’s pulling down girls shirts at Mardi Gras. Dude-this is professional football. This ain’t Ohio State. Grow up and be a man. It just drives me crazy when I see some of this stuff these kids do.”

<![CDATA[Herm Thinks Romo is Headed to Houston]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/HERM_ON_ROMO_WEB_1200x675_904933443636.jpg

Former pro football player and coach turned analyst Herm Edwards had some very nice things to say about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and where he thinks he's headed in the NFL.

<![CDATA[NFL to Develop Player Training Video for Celebrations]]> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:11:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-619305294_master.jpg

The National Football League wants to show players how they should celebrate touchdowns during a game.

The league is preparing a training video to show players which types of celebrations are allowed.

Troy Vincent, the NFL executive vice president of football operations, said on Twitter Wednesday that the league is developing an educational training video, with the goal of giving the players “clear examples of appropriate and inappropriate celebrations.”

Vincent, a former player, clarifies that the videos are not new celebrations rules but they are for "clarity and consistency for both the official and the player."

But not everyone is happy about the idea.

Former Cowboys player Martellus Bennett ripped NFL in a Twitter rant on Thursday.

He said the NFL wants the players to be robots and not individuals and compared the way NFL promotes logos to the way NBA promotes players.

Along with the training videos, the committee is also exploring ways to take dangerous hits out of the games.

"We'll communicate this to our coaches and players with video examples of flagrant hits that may result in ejection or suspension," Vincent announced in a series of tweets.

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<![CDATA[Breaking Down Various Mock Drafts for Cowboys]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:41:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cowboys+Helmet+Field.jpg

With various mock drafts floating around, NBC 5 sports director Newy Scruggs breaks down some of the predictions of what the Cowboys will do in the first round. 

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Re-Sign Backup QB Kellen Moore]]> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:34:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/502602352.jpg

The Dallas Cowboys Monday announced they've re-signed backup quarterback Kellen Moore.

Moore is now penciled-in as the No. 1 backup -- the same spot he held at the start of training camp in 2016 until he fractured his fibula.

Instead of Tony Romo, however, Moore now, of course, will be backing up Dak Prescott.

Romo, who remains signed with the team through 2019, expects to be released before training camp begins.

The team's other quarterback from last season, Mark Sanchez, is currently an unrestricted free agent.

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<![CDATA[Former Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar Signs Deal With L.A. Rams]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:44:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-491355340.jpg

North Texas native and former Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar has signed with the Los Angeles Rams, according to reports.

ESPN's Adam Caplan tweeted Thursday morning that the veteran running back signed a one-year contract worth up to $3 million.

Dunbar signed a free agent contract with the Cowboys in 2012 after going undrafted out of North Texas.

In five seasons as the Cowboys' third-down back, the Haltom High School product rushed for 422 yards and 1 touchdown on 94 carries and caught 68 passes for 646 yards.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo to Co-Host Fantasy Football Convention in Dallas]]> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:28:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-595429136.jpg

After multiple unsuccessful attempts, Tony Romo is again scheduled to co-host a Fantasy Football convention in Dallas this summer.

The Dallas Cowboys quarterback (for now) will team up with ESPN Fantasy analyst Matthew Berry to host the inaugural National Fantasy Football Convention July 14-16.

More than 100 NFL players — including Cowboys Jason Witten, Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant — and personalities will participate in the three-day event that will feature parties, games, signings, photo opportunities and more.

"Our main goal has always been to give the fans a chance to interact with the players during a truly unforgettable experience," event CEO Andy Alberth said in a statement. "And after three years of hard work, we're unbelievably excited to see it all come together this summer in Dallas."

Romo and other organizers tried to hold events in Southern California in 2015 and Las Vegas in 2016, but were rebuffed by the NFL.

Romo's and his company, Fan Expo LLC, sued the NFL for $1 million in damages, alleging that the league intimidated players scheduled to appear at previous events. The judge ruled in favor of the NFL.

Online: National Fantasy Football Convention

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<![CDATA[Jerry Jones: Ware was "Everything We Could Have Ever Wanted"]]> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:08:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/459746945.jpg

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones praised former Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware after the future hall of famer announced his retirement Monday.

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<![CDATA[Zeke Elliott Caught on Video Exposing Woman's Breast]]> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:13:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631764584.jpg

People in North Texas and across the country are talking about Dallas Cowboys star player Ezekiel Elliott. And it's not for his moves on the field.

Video has surfaced on the website, TMZ, of the running back partying during the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas Saturday.

The video shows Elliott on the roof of a bar standing next to a woman wearing a white tank top.

The woman appears to be motioning to her breasts to the crowd below. Then you see Elliott pull the woman's tank top down on one side, exposing her bare breast. The woman is then seen quickly pulling up her shirt.

In another video that was taken just moments later according to TMZ, it shows Elliott attempting to touch the woman a second time. She is seen slapping his hand away before flashing her cleavage to the crowd below.

TMZ says one of Elliott’s representatives claims it was “all in good fun” and that the “woman wasn’t upset.”

NBC 5 reached out to the Dallas Cowboys and the NFL about the incident.

Both organizations had no comment.

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<![CDATA[Houston Texans Favorites for Romo?]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:11:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630768608.jpg

Quarterback Tony Romo was still a Dallas Cowboy Friday morning, but many think the former starter will land with the Houston Texans soon.

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<![CDATA[Romo Says Farewell to Fans, But Remains for Now]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:12:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo-Getty-10p-030917_1200x675_894598723503.jpg

Tony Romo remained with the Cowboys as the first day of free agency wrapped up Thursday, although the quarterback essentially said goodbye to Dallas fans in a video posted on Twitter.

<![CDATA[Houston Sportswriter John McClain on Romo and Texans]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:09:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PD-McClain-Houston-10p-030917_1200x675_894579267779.jpg

NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney speaks to John McClain, NFL writer for the Houston Chronicle, about the possibility Tony Romo could end up with the Texans.

<![CDATA[Romo May Be Traded Instead of Released By Cowboys]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 22:59:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*121/2011-a-GettyImages-135527820.jpg

Tony Romo is still a member of the Dallas Cowboys Thursday after news broke that the club would try to trade him rather than release him. Chris Landry, a former scout, coach and administrator in the NFL and college football tells Newy Scruggs what he is hearing.

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<![CDATA[Showing Romo Love - March 9, 2017]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:24:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UGC_Remember_Romo_2_4p_030917_1200x675_894306371968.jpg

Yolanda and Kelsey were featured during the segment sharing memories of Tony Romo.

<![CDATA[Romo Not the Only Dallas Cowboys Star Moving On]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:51:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/461029562.jpg

Quarterback Tony Romo is leaving the Dallas Cowboys, but so are several other players who hit the free-agency market Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo Leaves Lasting Impact on Cowboys Fans]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:49:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-03-09-16h42m23s37.jpg

Tony Romo's fans are throwing their support behind the quarterback as he prepares for a new team. He's made a long-lasting impact for so many cowboys fans throughout his career.

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<![CDATA[Showing Romo Love - March 9, 2017]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:40:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UGC_Romo_1_4p_030917_1200x675_894260291791.jpg

Tiffany as well as Armand and Reagan were featured during the segment sharing memories of Tony Romo.

<![CDATA[End of an Era: Romo's Last Day with the Dallas Cowboys]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:39:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621444636.jpg

Tony Romo's last day as a Dallas Cowboy is Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Fans Share Their Tony Romo Photos]]> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:30:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/895fc31fcfd64f87ac7875189e01198f.jpg NBC 5 viewers shared their favorite photos of Tony Romo or photos sporting the No. 9 jersey.

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<![CDATA[Romo's Release: Reaction from Cowboys Fans & What's Next]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:36:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/178*120/2008-a-GettyImages-84013499.jpg

Cowboys fans have strong opinions about Tony Romo's release from the team. Plus, NBC 5's Pat Doney breaks down what's in store for the quarterback.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Fans Remember Tony Romo's Legacy]]> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:59:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-631764232.jpg

With Tony Romo’s forthcoming release from the Dallas Cowboys looming, many fans are taking time to remember what he has meant to the team and North Texas.

“He’s been a great ambassador for the Cowboys,” Tom Melesky said. “He’s been a great ambassador for Dallas and he’s been just an all-around stand up guy.”

After 14 seasons, No. 9 is moving on and many wonder where he will end up.

“I guess it is inevitable at this point is his career he is going to move on like so many others have and do the last couple of years somewhere else,” Melesky said. “Hopefully he will come back to Dallas and retire on a one-day deal as a Dallas Cowboy.”

“I do think Tony is great, but I do think it is time for him to move along,” Bo Joplin said. “I think that we have a killer team and I think that Tony’s been wonderful for so long, but we have Dak [Prescott].”

Romo was more than just a leader on the field, but also in the community. He had a charitable heart and visited sick children at local hospitals.

“When Tony Romo walks in the room introducing himself and meeting all these patients and families, it brightens their day,” Amanda Ammons at Children’s Health said. “It brings them joy, laughter [and] excitement. It's so important to their overall well-being in coping with being here."

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<![CDATA[NBC 5's Pat Doney Talks Romo with DMN's Machota]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:40:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pat+doney+jon+machota.jpg

NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney and The Dallas Morning News' Jon Machota discuss Tony Romo's expected release from the Dallas Cowboys and what Romo may do next.

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<![CDATA[Pat Doney: Romo's Next Stop Could Be Houston]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:51:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/460751184.jpg

Quarterback Tony Romo should end up signing with the Houston Texans, says NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney.

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<![CDATA[Newy Scruggs: Romo's Next Stop Could Be Denver]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:47:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Denver-Broncos-Estadio.jpg

Quarterback Tony Romo should end up signing with the Denver Broncos, says NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs.

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<![CDATA[Whats Next for Quarterback Tony Romo?]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:39:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/2014-a-GettyImages-461344142.jpg

NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs talks about what could be next for quarterback Tony Romo after he is released by the Dallas Cowboys.

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<![CDATA[Romo Tells Pastor He Still Plans to Win Super Bowl]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:17:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pastor+Tony+Evans.jpg

Departing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo told a pastor and longtime friend this week that his "passion is still there" and that he still wants to win a Super Bowl – even if it is for another team.

"His mood is great," said Dr. Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and former Cowboys' chaplain. "He says, 'God is in control.'"

Evans said he spoke with Romo Tuesday night.

"He's ready to move on, kind of, because he loves Dallas," Evans said. "So we are going to see him a lot."

Evans said Romo was a good friend.

Evans and another pastor presided over the wedding of Tony and Candice Romo in May 2011.

The following year Tony Romo donated $1 million to an adopt-a-school program that Evans started.

The pastor echoed the feelings of many Cowboys fans with the news that Tony Romo would be released Thursday to sign with another team.

"I'm hurt that we're losing him yet I want him to be free to pursue what his abilities will allow him to pursue as long as that passion is there," Evans said.

Evans said there is little doubt that Tony Romo is still excited about football.

"Let's put it this way: His last words to me were, 'The passion is still there,'" Evans said. "He wants to know where he best fits. And wherever he best fits is where he wants to go because he wants to win. If he plays, he wants to win a Super Bowl. But he wants to be healthy for his family."

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<![CDATA[Romo Tells Pastor He Still Plans to Win Super Bowl]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:56:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romos_Generosity_with_Church_gordon_5P_1200x675_893464643881.jpg

Tony Romo told a pastor and longtime friend that his “passion is still there” and that he still wants to win a Super Bowl – even if it is for another team.

<![CDATA[Dallas Cowboys Fans React to Romo's Pending Release]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:51:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-621444636.jpg

For die-hard fans, the news about Tony Romo's departure from the Dallas Cowboys is bittersweet.

Fans at AT&T Stadium chose Dak Prescott's #4 jersey's over Tony Romo's #9 with hopes that Prescott can take the team to the Super Bowl next year.

The news is unsettling though for those that have backed Romo the last decade.

"I'll miss him because I grew up as a Cowboys fan. But I mean, Dak did a great job this season, so I can't really complain too much with what we got," said fan Briitany Miles.

"I can't help but feel for Tony because I know, like all of us, how committed he was to this team and community," Steve Shearon. "I think everyone realized this was going to happen and we're just going to have to accept it and go from there."

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<![CDATA[Pat Doney and Drew Pearson Discuss Tony Romo Release]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:52:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/PD-PatAndDrewForWeb-030817_1200x675_893364803735.jpg

NBC 5 Sports' Pat Doney and Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson discuss the expected release of quarterback Tony Romo.

<![CDATA[Newy Scruggs on Tony Romo's Cowboys Departure]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:22:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Newy-Romo-030817_1200x675_893321795977.jpg

NBC 5 Sports Director Newy Scruggs talks about the Dallas Cowboys' expected release of veteran quarterback Tony Romo.

<![CDATA[Romo Talks Relationship With Jerry Jones]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:46:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-jones.jpg

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo talks about his relationship with owner, Jerry Jones.

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<![CDATA[Romo Talks Football, Injuries and Upcoming Season]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:47:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TONY_ON_FOOTBALL_AND_INJURIES_1200x675_692034115779.jpg

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, talk about football, his injuries and the upcoming season.

<![CDATA[Tony and Candice Romo Discuss Their Strong Faith]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:45:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/candice+romo+tony+romo.jpg

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, open up about their strong faith and how it helps them in their daily lives.

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<![CDATA[Romos Talk About Their Children]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:45:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo+family.jpg

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, open up about their family, including their sons, 4-year-old Hawkins and 2-year-old Rivers.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo Opens Up About His Marriage]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:44:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TONY_ON_MARRIAGE_1200x675_692029507688.jpg

In a rare, exclusive interview, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his wife, Candice, open up about their family, marriage, faith and football.

<![CDATA[Tony Romo Opens Up About Family, Faith and Football]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:42:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Romo-and-family.jpg

In May of 2016, NBC 5's Meredith Land had a rare, exclusive interview with Tony and Candice Romo inside their North Texas home.

Millions of fans know him as the quarterback for America's Team. They know about his wins, his losses and his injuries.

But Dallas Cowboy Tony Romo is very private when it comes to his personal life, his marriage, his children, his family and his faith.

However, Romo and his wife, Candice, graciously granted NBC 5's Meredith Land with unprecedented access to their lives, in their home with their children.

It is a very personal side of the QB few people have ever seen. Until now.


Meredith sat down with the Romos for a rare, exclusive interview, where no topic was off limits.

And the first topic Tony wanted to talk about were his adorable two little boys.

"If there is one thing that having kids has taught me it's that you can raise them in the exact same environment and they can be two different kids," said Tony Romo. "They love different things. They have different personalities. They're sweet boys. One just loves Lego's."

"Hawkins, our 4-year-old loves Lego's, Candice Romo said.

"He wakes up and says, 'did you get me new Lego's yet?'" said Tony.

"Our youngest, Rivers, our 2-year-old, out of the womb wanted a ball, wants to play football and basketball. He's like a miniature Tony," Candice said.

Meredith then asked Tony if he wanted his boys to follow in his footsteps and play football.

"We all want our kids to like what you like. For me, it's sports, but you really just hope they're really good kids," Tony said.


"Do you see more kids in your future? Tony needs a girl," Meredith said.

"Tony has days where he says he wants five kids and I'm like, 'well you can have them.' Yeah, we will have one more at least," Candice said.

"Yeah, I'd love a girl," Tony said.

Tony married Candice Crawford five years ago, in a beautiful ceremony in Dallas.

"Part of what attracted me to Candice is that she is similar to me and inherently, we are home bodies who like family," Tony said. When we go on vacation, we take her parents and we take mine and that's fun. It's enjoyable. No one loves her family, her husband, her kids more and at the same time no one works harder."


The two share a strong faith, which the Romos say brings perspective and peace, especially after tough losses.

"I am lucky to love something bigger than myself, the Lord," said Tony. "I think that's an easy way for me to get through the rough patches that go on in life."

"Without faith and the hope of something after this life, it would be a lot harder to get through the season," Candice said.


Meredith then asked Candice to tell us the one thing we may not know about her husband.

"He's very loyal. His best friends were his best friend from elementary school and his best friend from college," said Candice. "They all live here in Dallas and they came down here with Tony. They spend Easter with us and Christmas."

"It's mostly because they haven't gotten married," Tony added with a smile.

So, what's his relationship really like with his boss, owner Jerry Jones?

"He's always been there and he's honest "He's so supportive. It would be like a dad who has always supported you and rooted for you," Tony said. "He has to make tough decisions. I am in an easy spot, I am a player. I just have to go play and he has to build an organization."


Meredith also asked Tony what he thinks about his new teammate, Zeke Elliott.

"His job now is going to be to out and prove that he is who he is and he knows that," Tony said. I think it's really not anything else other than coming to work everyday and committing to it. If he loves the game of football, he'll get everything out of himself that he can and that's all we can really ask of someone who's taking on that position. And so far, he's done a very good job at that."

After having some time off, Tony says he is ready for the upcoming football season.

"Obviously, I have goals that are still left and I have to go achieve and I am taking the steps to go do that," said Tony. "These last few months have been very exciting and I like the way that's progressing, so I think that's exciting for me on an individual football level."


Tony also talked about his health.

"It feels like it's been the best two month stretch that I have had in a long long time. I think if things continue, it's going to be a really good thing for our football team and I am really excited about that."

Tony acknowledges that being the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys comes with a great responsibility, but also an incredible opportunity.

Did you ever dream that you would be where you are today?," asked Meredith.

"Yeah, I did," Tony says as he laughs. "I'm kidding. You don't think that far. You just want to play football and play in the NFL. I just kind of engross myself in where I'm at and try to figure out how to be good enough to help this football team now. Weirdly, along the way, you just better and better and then you show up one day and you're doing OK."


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<![CDATA[End of an Era: Tony Romo, Cowboys Quarterback 2003-2016]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:03:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/199*120/tony+romo+101308.JPG On Thursday, March 9, the Dallas Cowboys are expected to release longtime quarterback Tony Romo. Here is a look at the quarterback over his 14 years with the team.

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<![CDATA[Cowboys Re-Sign DE David Irving for 2017 Season]]> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:51:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-623043246.jpg

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly locked up defensive end David Irving for the 2017 season.

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys tender a $615,000 contract to Irving, preventing him from becoming a free agent.

The 6-foot-7, 273-pound Irving played in 15 games for Dallas in 2016, including two starts. He finished the season with 4 sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles and 5 passes defended.

The 2017 breakout candidate saw increased snaps toward the end of the season, notching 3.5 sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss and 10 QB hits in the last three games.

The Cowboys signed Irving from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad in 2015.

Irving signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State after the 2015 NFL Draft.

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<![CDATA[Tony Romo's First Instagram Video Delights Social Media]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 10:48:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/romo-instagram-thumb.jpg

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo opened an Instagram account Thursday, much to the delight of social media.

Romo's first post is a video of his sons, Hawkins and River, playing football in their yard. As of Friday morning, it already has more than 175,000 views.

The 4-year-old Hawkins is playing quarterback while his 2-year-old brother Rivers is the wide receiver.

After some confusion before the snap — Hawkins "forgot what to say" to start the play — and some trouble with Rivers' route, "Hawk" fired a pass into his brother's chest...much to Rivers' chagrin.

"I did a really good throw," Hawkins said as his brother cried.

Romo seemed torn between congratulating one son on a good pass and consoling the other who was crying.

Twitter was abuzz Friday morning with people reacting to Romo's first video.

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<![CDATA[DeMarcus Ware Considering Return to Cowboys: Report]]> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:14:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-5089806901.jpg

Longtime Dallas Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Ware might by trying to return to his former team.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Clarence Hill reported that sources told him Ware wants to return to Dallas, where he spent the first nine years of his career.

The 34-year-old Ware spent the last three seasons with the Denver Broncos, netting 21.5 sacks and 30 tackles for loss in 37 games.

The Cowboys drafted Ware 11th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Troy. The four-time All-Pro racked up 117 sacks during his time in Dallas, leading the league in 2006 (20) and 2010 (15.5). The team released him before the 2014 season.

Ware's 138.5 sacks rank second on the NFL's active career list and eighth all time.

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Free agent cornerback Brandon Carr says he wants to return to the Dallas Cowboys but understands the business side of the NFL.