Jun 17, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) runs during minicamp at Cowboys headquarters at Valley Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys' Tony Romo quits golf

Tony Romo is all-in for the Cowboys, whether you want to believe it or not. Those who would cite his avid golfing hobby as an excuse otherwise will have to find new ammunition. According to the Dallas Morning News, Romo quit golf over a year ago.

“It’s been awhile,” Romo said, per the article. “Almost a year and a half.’’

Romo has had two back surgeries since April 2013. He hasn’t golfed since the first of those, though Romo tells reporters that he never really played consistently before the operations. The article writes, “he concedes he used to ‘play a bunch for two months’ but not a lot the rest of the year.”

There you have it, Cowboys fans. It was never a big deal to begin with.

“I don’t think about it as [giving up] golf,” Romo continued. “It’s just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field.’’

Romo expects to fully participate without restrictions in the team’s training camp in late July. The team is counting on Romo more than ever given that he’s one of just two quarterbacks on the active roster at the moment, thanks to Kyle Orton’s apparent desire to retire. It hardly affects the bottom line for Dallas. If Romo doesn’t take every snap for this team, then the Cowboys are probably doomed from the start. For now at least, it appears all is well on that front.

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  • NYCowboysFan

    The people who diss Romo, are idiots anyhow. The guy is great…just look at the numbers. It takes more than a great QB to win championships.