Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones made some waves on Tuesday morning (as evidenced by ESPN carrying the story on all their Wednesday morning shows) when he remarked that Tony Romo’s approach to the game reminds him of Sean Payton, former Cowboys assistant and current Saints head coach.
But this doesn’t mean Romo has his sights set on a post-playing career coaching gig.
“I couldn’t imagine coaching,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Those guys work incredibly hard. To me, it’s such an incredibly fun grind as a quarterback. I don’t ever envision not playing right now, so I can’t imagine ever thinking about it in any different way than playing the game.”
If there is any similarity between he and Payton, Romo said, it’s in an attention to detail that comes with age and experience in the NFL.
“Comparisons are, you know, just… I think more than anything you just kind of get to the point where you understand the game at a certain level,” Romo said. “For me, I think sometimes I think about the game very detailed. Little things matter tremendously as far as the outcome of plays--the releases, the differing things as far as where you want people on certain plays at what depth. And a lot of good coaches do that stuff. I just think you see it that way a little bit more when you get older.”
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