I always had trouble trying to convince my boss that there was an upside for the company if he would let me off(with pay) to play golf. I guess Dallas Cowboy Quarterback, Tony Romo is having trouble with the same story. Then again, I didn’t make $18 Million dollars a year(that’s $108 Million over six years) at my job, and I didn’t work for Jerry Jones.
With a tough work schedule that includes OTA’s this time of season, and boss, Jerry Jones wanting Peyton Manning type attention to detail this year, Tony Romo will not be trying to qualify for the US Open next month at Merion. The 33 year-old quarterback is probably the best golfer in the NFL, and at one time possessed a scratch handicap. He typically plays at The AT&T National Pro Am during the off-season, and has tried to qualify for our nations championship in the past.
On the heels of two 8 and 8 seasons where The Cowboys have not made the playoffs( which was an improvement over 6 and 10 in 2010), Jerry Jones is cracking the whip on his quarterback, and is wanting to be a contender for the 2013 season. With The Washington Redskins improving every year, and the coaching change in Philadelphia, it is only getting more difficult to even win the division in the NFC East, let alone a playoff game.
With his golf game, he will need to wait until he retires from football before he can spend the time required to perfect it enough to be competitive again. With a little luck, and some protection on his offensive line, that could be a reality some day. Then again…with the boss’ track record on draft day, his ability to make a run at golf might be a question of if…., not when.
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