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Tony Romo Named 2011 Offensive MVP, Ed Block Courage Award Recipient

Romo received the honors at the Cowboys kickoff luncheon on Tuesday

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    Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo cleaned up on awards at the team’s annual kickoff luncheon this week, picking up both the Cowboys’ offensive MVP award for the 2011 season, as well as the Ed Block Courage Award--an honor that was announced earlier in the year, but just given to the former Pro Bowler on Tuesday.

    "I didn't know I'd have to give two speeches, so I'm not as well prepared this time," Romo said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "As appreciative as [I am], this is the ultimate team sport and there's really no MVP when you play football, because my job has no chance if I don't have five guys up front blocking their butts off and all being one cohesive unit, having a tailback who knows what he's doing, a fullback who knows where he's going, a wide receiver making a great play, a tight end making a guy going a different direction and beating a double team.

    “All these things go together, and it's not just the offensive side of the ball."

    The Ed Block Courage Award is given out annually by each of the 32 teams in the NFL, to players who “exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage.” Those selected as recipients of the award are selected “for team effort, as well as individual performance.”

    This marks the first time Romo has been named an Ed Block recipient.

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