Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his head coach Jason Garrett headed down to Durham, NC this week to learn from one of the greatest coaches in the world, Mike Krzyzewski. The head basketball coach for the Duke Blue Devils since 1980, Coach K has won four national championships and numerous accolades for coaching. Garrett met with Krzyewski three years ago just before taking the reigns of America’s Team full-time. Now he’s back in Durham, and he brought his quarterback with him.
Romo is coming off his second back surgery in less than a year. The Cowboys quarterback had his latest surgery to relieved pressure on a herniated disc in late December. And there have been lingering questions about his rehabilitation and return, although he’s expected to attend OTA’s. But, as the below video shows, Romo was well enough to shoot a few hoops at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Friday. So his rehab must be going pretty well.
Romo was a starter for his high school varsity basketball team and many of his friends believed he would have made an excellent point guard if he’d chosen to pursue it. Some of those skills are shown in the above video.
Both Garrett and Romo were joined on the court by former Duke Blue Devil and current ESPN Analyst Jason Williams, current Duke player Quinn Cook and the team’s assistant video coordinator Casey Stevenson. They are all expected to attend Saturday night’s season finale game as the Blue Devils face their hated rivals, the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Update – Here’s a pic of Garrett and Romo at the game Saturday night: