Tony Romo or Tony Romeo, will the real Dallas Cowboy quarterback please stand up?
It’s the week of a big game in Dallas, as the 10-1 Cowboys get ready to face the 10-1 Green Bay Packers. It’s a week where the full attention of Dallas starting quarterback Tony Romo should be squarely on the task ahead. After all, I am sure Packer quarterback Brett Favre is doing just that.
Yet it’s now reported that Romo spent the day after Thanksgiving cozying up to yet another pop song starlet in the likes of Jessica Simpson. It appears that Tony took Simpson up on a visit to her families homestead in Waco Texas. This coming on the heels of a year which has seen Romo make headlines for dating and then dumping former American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, and then partying with out of control pop star Britney Spears. Throw into the mix his romantic tie-ins to “One Tree Hill” vixen Sophia Bush, and you begin to get the idea that Romo is more than the Cowboy’s starting quarterback, he is the NFL’s most eligible playboy.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the darling Miss Simpson, Carrie or Sophia Bush, though I will have to think about Tony’s good sense when it comes to Britney Spears. It is just that as a Cowboy fan I would rather Tony Romo save his playboy image for the off season. Right now I would like to think that he is too busy studying game films to give Jessica the time of the day. I don’t want there to be any “what ifs” associated with the next Cowboy lost.
Call me cynical if you will, but I still think that last year’s fumbled snap in the playoff probably had to do with more of a mental lapse on Tony’s part, then the slickness of the ball that was snapped. Somewhere at the recess of my mind, I keep thinking that Tony’s thoughts were on the lovely Miss Underwood. I became even more convince of this after Tony unceremoniously dumped Carrie this season to “concentrate on football.” I remember thinking, “great, now he can go back to getting his head in the game and having a successful season.” Little did I suspect that what he really wanted to do was play the field and chase the latest starlet of the day.
Still it’s hard to blame Tony, after all the Cowboys are 10-1 this season, and he has already equaled the team record for touchdown passes in a season with 29. What more can you possibly ask of the kid? And what if curtailing his night life puts a damper on the little boy enthusiasm he brings to each game? What if dating “starlet of the day” is in fact part of the secret of his success? Perhaps then its best to leave well enough alone, and let this Cowboy ride into the sunset with trophy girl Jessica Simpson, or whomever he hooks up with next. By the way, I heard Vegas is giving out 5-2 odds on pop star Mandy Moore for next week.