Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles for a 15-yard gain during the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo says Denver Broncos’ defense ‘grabs, holds’

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.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Denver Broncos Tony Romo

  • Ed

    Really? The refs listen to press conferences to decide how they will call an up coming game?

  • gary nupp

    Romo already has his excuses for why Williams will fumble the ball at the one, or why he got intercepted time and again. Its not because Peyton is a better and honest QB, no,its cause the ref’s weren’t watching! I’m not a JJones fan but surely he’s not that blind. Anytime you watch a QB throw to a receiver that is continuously fumbling the ball something is wrong.