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Tony Romo on Sean Payton comparisons: “I couldn’t imagine coaching”


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones compared quarterback Tony Romo to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton earlier this week.

“Of course, Bill knows Tony well. He has always had a real appreciation for Romo’s approach and his intellect, relative to play-calling, relative to seeing and understanding the game,” Jones told the New School show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “And he’s unique in that way. I’d say that Tony has some of the kind of skill that you might see in a Sean Payton.”

Tony Romo addressed the comparisons after practice on Tuesday.

“Comparisons are, you know, just … I think more than anything you just kind of get to the point where you understand the game at a certain level,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “For me, I think sometimes I think about the game very detailed. Little things matter tremendously as far as the outcome of plays – the releases, the differing things as far as where you want people on certain plays at what depth. And a lot of good coaches do that stuff. I just think you see it that way a little bit more when you get older.”

Romo also can’t envision himself as a coach.

“I couldn’t imagine coaching,” Romo said. “Those guys work incredibly hard. To me, it’s such an incredibly fun grind as a quarterback. I don’t ever envision not playing right now, so I can’t imagine ever thinking about it in any different way than playing the game.”

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