In the 2006 NFL season a young man named Tony Romo took over as the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback. By the end of the season he would become the future for the team at the position. Immediately building a bond with Terrell Owens and Jason Witten the success would continue into the 2007 season. His production would earn him a trip to the Pro Bowl at the end of the season. At this point there were rumblings going around about issues off the field. After back-to-back playoff games ending in Tony Romo mistakes the fans were starting to worry.
Rumors were starting to spread online that NFL star Tony Romo had been dating American Idol star Carrie Underwood. Was this distracting him off the field? For whatever reason it seemed that at crucial points in key games that Tony Romo would struggle to make the big play. The upcoming events what only worsen the criticism that the star quarterback would receive from Dallas Cowboys fans.
It was during the 2007 NFL season that quarterback Tony Romo would start dating singer Jessica Simpson. This was causing issues off the field involving Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson. The rumors were that the two were in a series of arguments with Tony Romo in the middle trying to keep the peace. It must be horrible to have a pair of beautiful celebrities fighting over you under the circumstances.
In December things would explode when Jessica Simpson would make an appearance at the Dallas Cowboys game against the Philadelphia Eagles wearing a pink Tony Romo jersey. The fans would lash out after the game blaming the results on Jessica Simpson and her appearance at the game. Even several of the Dallas Cowboys players would make small remarks about the issue possibly being a distraction on the field.
The couple would draw even more scrutiny when they would be spotted at a Mexican resort not long before an upcoming playoff game against the New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys fans were wondering why was their star quarterback Tony Romo off at a vacation resort instead of getting ready for a playoff game? It was a good question considering that could’ve been put off for a few weeks until the NFL season was officially over and final. It may not have been such a big deal if they had won the game but they lost so it was a big controversy.
Here recently a big deal has been made about Tony Romo trying to make several professional golf tournaments. In the past it has been well documented that Tony Romo is a very good amateur golfer with aspirations of one day being in professional golf tournaments. I question what the Dallas Cowboys and the players themselves think of this hobby? It’s in the offseason for the most part but how much time is he putting into his golf career and relationship with Jessica Simpson while guys like Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan workout with receivers.
This upcoming NFL season is gonna be a very interesting one for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The team no longer has Terrell Owens so he will have to make connections with other receivers such as Roy Williams. Will the off the field distractions like Jessica Simpson and his golf career have an impact on his play this season? It remains to be seen and I’m sure Dallas Cowboys fans will be watching closely on those issues. I don’t know about the golf but who can blame a man for getting distracted by Jessica Simpson.
Source(s) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Romo#Personal_life , http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/05/tony-romo-on-the-links-2.html