Dallas Cowboys: 5 questions with Tony Romo
#2 – You and Jim Nantz have such great chemistry. When did you know that relationship was going to click and work as well as it has?
"TR: “That’s the other part I didn’t realize was how important that chemistry of the two guys in the booth really is. Me and Jim just get along so well. We really do enjoy hanging out with each other, go to dinner and we just laugh. He tells stories, he’s got so many great stories. He’s really a guy’s guy and I really just enjoy hanging out with him. And that comes across on air. I think that was right away apparent for me was having that dialogue with him consistently allows you to just come across on screen that you two like each other, which I find out now is obviously important.”"
#3 – What do you miss most about playing the game on the field? And what do you not miss at all?
"TR: “I don’t miss getting hit. I think that part of it I’m okay without having. I feel better on Mondays, that’s always a bonus. I think the one thing you got to prepare for is the competition aspect being gone and I’ve tried to do that. I’ve been surprisingly feeling good about that cause I’ve had announcing and then golf, these other ways, these avenues for competitive vibes to be there daily. That’s been really exciting. That helps a lot to allow yourself to move on.”"
#4 – Being the quarterback for America’s Team seems like it would be the dream of any athlete. But I’m sure it could be a nightmare at times too. When you were in that position, is there anything that shocked or surprised you about being in that intense spotlight?
"TR: “I think when you’re young, you just go through the ups and downs of ‘you’re terrible, you’re good, you’re terrible, you’re good’. Then eventually it just becomes normal and you understand that’s just part of being in professional sports, playing quarterback or being on TV. Then you just concentrate on getting better and improving. And ultimately, you’re going to be good enough or you’re not. I think the rest just kind of happens. It allows you not to live in that topsy-turvy environment of the week-to-week of winning and losing.”"