After he missed yesterday’s practice with tightness in his back, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo insists there’s no reason for alarm. Keep in mind he missed most of the off-season following back surgery. Romo said he planned to practice today, but he would likely miss practice here and there in the future.
“It’s going to pop up,” Romo said. “I’m sure it’ll happen throughout the rest of the season. You’ll see a day here or there. It’s the same as the arm. Sometimes your arm gets tired. It’s just obviously more talked about because of having surgery on the back. You play this game. It’s a very violent, physical game, and you throw the ball a lot and you do all these things. Sometimes it’s just that tightness stuff comes up. You prefer obviously to do everything 100 percent of the time, but you can’t always do that. I’ll be fine. The fans don’t have to worry about my back at all.”
Romo continued, “But if they want to worry about something, how about my god-awful throwing mechanics? Even better would be to worry about my total lack of consistency. I mean, if I’ve performed well in 2 games back to back, I have no memory of it. Or how about my uncanny ability to completely fold like a goddamn lawn chair from Dollar General in the 4th quarter. Now that warrants some worry. Or my ridiculous ability to hit defenders between the fucking numbers when we have the lead? THAT I would worry about. Go Cowboys!”
We attempted to confirm Romo’s back health with his orthopedic surgeon who added “Tony Romo sucks.”