It’s worth remembering that Tony Romo came pretty close to becoming a New Orleans Saint back in 2006.
Sean Payton, the man who was instrumental in bringing Romo to Dallas after he went undrafted out of Eastern Illinois--Payton’s alma mater--had been hired as the Saints’ new coach and he wanted to arrange a trade for the then-second stringer. It never went through, and the Saints signed Drew Brees--which seems to have worked out rather nicely for them.
With the Saints coming to town though, “what might have been” isn’t on Romo’s mind.
"I'm not into looking into guessing about what would happen; that stuff happens the way it's supposed to," Romo said, per ESPN Dallas. "When I look back, I was lucky to be around Bill [Parcells] when I was young. It was great for a lot of guys' career."
Since Payton left Dallas for New Orleans, he never has been absent from the Saints’ sidelines in a game against Dallas. That’ll change on Sunday, as Payton was suspended for the year by the NFL in response to the bounty scandal.
"Yeah, I'm sure it will be [strange]," Romo said. "He's always been out there for the New Orleans game."
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