Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was announced to the Jimmy Kimmel Live crowd in Austin on Wednesday by telling the audience he is the highest profile sports figure, basically in the free world, as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.
Perhaps the highlight of the appearance was when Kimmel asked Romo is he feels he's underrated, even though he's in such a high-profile spot, and Romo gave a quick response of "yes."
He's right. He was an MVP-caliber quarterback in 2014 and arguably was the league's MVP, but is still questioned by a great number of Cowboys fans for whatever reason.
He also told the story of how he let Jerry Jones know he and Romo have "four or five years" left to win a title, basically implying that Jones will die in that time frame. That drew plenty of laughs, and it was pretty funny.
Connecting you to your favorite North Texas sports teams as well as sports news around the globe.
He also talked about the big Cowboys story of the week (until Wednesday afternoon, anyway) when he was asked about DeMarco Murray's departure to Philadelphia. Romo said he talked to Murray often throughout the process, trying to talk him into returning.
Then he went two days without calling Murray after he signed with the Eagles before he was finally able to reach out and congratulate his friend.
Overall, it was a pretty solid appearance on the national stage for the Cowboys quarterback, one that will surely draw the ire of Romo haters because he was on the show and not throwing footballs through tires in his backyard.