Tony Romo: Lockout Means Dallas Cowboys' QB Gets to Pursue U.S. Open Dream
Tony Romo Preparing For Another Run At The U.S. Open
Tony Romo is a bit of controversial figure in Dallas because the Cowboys have failed to make a Super Bowl while he has been a starter, but the potential always has been there.
Romo's failures in the postseason get highlighted by his main offseason activity of trying to play in the U.S. Open of Golf.
The Open takes place in June, with the qualifiers in the weeks leading up to it. These all happen in the offseason, and usually do not conflict with the Cowboys OTAs or minicamps. However, the fact Romo spends so much of the offseason pursuing his golf dream have caused many fans to question his passion for football.
When you do not have a Lombardi Trophy to your credit, these arguments get brought up, fair or not.
On May 9, Romo will hit the links for a preliminary round, the first step toward his dream of qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open, which takes place June 16-19.
With a lockout on, Romo should be free of the usual criticism, but then you look around and see Colt McCoy and Drew Brees organizing team workouts and drills. Unless Romo is doing the same between golf outings, it would be fair to subject him to the usual round of criticism.
To be completely fair, Romo withdrew from a qualifying event last year when a weather delay forced it into conflict with a Cowboy activity.
A lot of football players enjoy golf in the offseason, but few have pursued it as passionately as Romo has the last few years.
If Romo wants to play in the U.S. Open, then he should try if his schedule allows it. But if this pursuit conflicts with his football career, than he is in the wrong.
That is a judgment call only the Cowboys front office truly can make, and with the lockout, they really have no say in the matter this year.
Plus, if the lockout is on through May and June, who really cares what Romo does with his time?
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