For just about as long as he’s been the starter in Dallas, one of the main knocks on Tony Romo has been that he isn’t a true leader. Now, whether this is true or not is a can of worms we’d rather not open at this point (and it’s the kind of question that has no concrete answer anyway), but we are encouraged by what we’re hearing out of Valley Ranch this offseason.
Quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, for instance, believes that, however much of a leader he was before, Romo has made a noticeable stride in the leadership department this offseason.
“He’s really locked in and taken even another step in the leadership role in the weight room and with the guys and getting out there and working with the receivers throwing,” Wilson said, per ESPN Dallas. “I think he looks great.”
Romo has dialed back his much talked-about offseason golfing this year, as well, opting against trying to qualify for the US Open or the Byron Nelson. We’ve always been of the camp that doesn’t see Romo’s playing golf in the offseason as any big deal, and here, Wilson agrees. In fact, he believes Romo’s participation in other sports actually benefits no. 9 on the football field.
“Tony takes great care of himself with his conditioning,” Wilson said, “and his off-football sports, soccer and basketball, I think help him on the football field.”
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