Tony Romo is getting bored of the sideline, it seems. He’s so tired of sitting out that he stole Caleb Hanie’s jersey to get into the huddle during Tuesday’s practice. It didn’t last long. Jason Garrett noticed.
“It was pretty obvious that the jersey was a little snug on him,” coach Jason Garrett said, via ESPN Dallas. “That’s when I looked and said, ‘Get him out of the huddle.’ He’s a competitive guy. He wants to play. He wants to be out there. We have the conversation every morning about how many reps he’s going to get and the answer is the same. We’re going to get through the minicamp. He’s going to continue to do what he’s been doing, do the walkthrough-type stuff, do the individual work and then once we get to training camp we think he’s going to be more ready to go.”
Romo is accustomed to sitting out at this point in the season. He was on the sideline last year during minicamp, letting his cyst operation heal. It seems, however, that he’s growing impatient to play. That football clock in his mind is going off.
While he is still on the sidelines, he explained that he thinks the team is ahead of schedule.
He said, ” … I think last year I was just starting around this point so this year I’ve had whatever [number of] months to kind of get myself into feeling like I can go. Now it’s going to be more perfecting as opposed to just trying to hammer everything out in four weeks, three weeks.”