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Romo Rises From Tossing Footballs to Pitching National TV

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    Tony Romo turned 35 this week. What do you get the man who has everything?

    While he’ll have to earn his first Super Bowl by himself, he did get the gift of a national endorsement rubbing shoulder pads alongside a couple of quarterbacks who have rings and another seemingly destined for one.

    If you’ve grown tired of the Rob Lowe spots for DirecTV never fear, because the Cowboys’ quarterback is coming to a TV commercial near you soon.

    Joining Peyton and Eli Manning and Andrew Luck, Romo will be featured in spots starting around the NFL Draft. The group, which has a combined 155,673 passing yards, 1,117 touchdowns and two Super Bowl titles, will obviously be pitching the network’s popular NFL Sunday Ticket package.

    Though it’s certainly not his ultimately goal, the recognition is yet another sign that Romo is appreciated and beloved more nationally than he is here in own hypercritical back yard.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.