It seemed like there wasn’t another capable signal caller that was going to usurpt Tony Romo, the former starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, as the leader of this storied franchise he led since 2003. The four-time Pro Bowler was a Navy Brat whose Mexican father served in the U.S. Navy.
Romo spent the ensuing years beating out incumbents to retain his prized position, defending his relationship with Jessica Simpson, and absorbed the criticism of never leading his team to the Super Bowl despite having some talented teams capable of the deed under his command.
When Romo, 36, suffered a compression fracture to the L1 vertebra in his back. He was replaced by Dak Prescott and something strange happened. Dallas lost their first game of the season to the New York Giants, but has not lost in nine games since. Romo also showed an act of class that won him the admirers he never could win on field.
Romo made a lengthy announcement that stated two things. He is not retiring and Zak is the guy for the Cowboys in 2016 and he would not stand in the way of success. Romo is a Christian and never was it displayed with such heartfelt feeling hrough this gesture of respect and honesty.
The statement answered many of the questions about the current situation and gave an insight into the mind and perspective of an athlete looking at his career from the back end in a way that caught the essence in a manner not experienced from a professional athlete.