After reports to the contrary earlier in the week, it appears that Tony Romo will not attempt to qualify for the US Open, after all.
Romo’s name was listed on the USGA’s website, but the Dallas quarterback has since said that, whoever filled out the application, it wasn’t him. Instead, Romo has reportedly been present at Valley Ranch working out with teammates and participating in the team’s voluntary offseason workout programs with no intention of playing in the local qualifier, which begins on May 14.
Friend and teammate Jason Witten believes Romo’s decision sends a message to the team--which, Witten says, isn’t to say that Romo’s golfing ever caused his teammates to doubt his commitment in the past.
"I don't think anybody has ever doubted his dedication," Witten said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. "But I do think there's a perception that goes along with that and there's something to be said for that. I don't think that ever takes away from anything he ever does on the football field.
"He's the first one in and the last one to leave. He's been that way for a long time. I believe he'll put us in position to be successful this year. He's an elite quarterback."
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