The Dallas Cowboys are currently preparing to take on the undefeated Denver Broncos this weekend and signal caller Tony Romo is already working the referees, long before the opening kick.
In a conference call with Denver based reporters, Romo suggested that the Broncos’ defense, especially the secondary, like to use their hands a bit more than they should.
Per USA Today:
“They grab, they hold, they’ve almost put a lot of pressure on the refs – whether or not they’re going to call the game close or not,” Romo said on a conference call with reporters in Denver. “If they get called once or twice, that’s a good thing. But they’re all over guys as far as using the little tricks, I guess you could say, that good linebackers and good secondaries use when they’re playing man coverage.”
In Romo’s fairness, it wasn’t technically whining as Romo hinted they essentially get away with it because they know how to properly do things without getting caught, but still.
Somebody is clearly trying to alert the referees to some activity prior to the game.
We’ll see if officials are listening.