Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys runs onto the field during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 12, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo has spent some time at Valley Ranch this offseason to work out and, according to quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson, he has not been affected by the fractured left collarbone that cut his 2010 season short.
Wilson told reporters at Valley Ranch on Thursday, for the official introduction of the 2011 coaching staff, that Romo’s mechanics have returned to normal.
“You want to see if he’s favoring it or doing anything unnatural or anything different,” Wilson said, per ESPN Dallas. “The times we were out there it seems like nothing is different. He can throw. He can play golf. He’s playing basketball. I think that’s all good.”
Of course, the fact that Romo is playing basketball might incense some of the team’s more sensitive fans, who believe--and are vocal in the belief--that Romo’s off-the-field interests suggest that, at best, he’s distracted, and at worst, he’s not commited to being a leader to the team. Wilson dismissed this idea on Thursday.
“I think that’s overblown, the leadership part,” Wilson said. “I know he wants to take ownership of it. Having had the game taken away from him the last half of last year there’s a new--I don’t want to say new--there’s a renewed sense of what’s important and I know he said that right after the Philly game that if we don’t have an off-season he’s going to take charge and get guys together.
“That’s what you like to hear.”
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