Tony Romo impressing teammates as the team leader during injury

Unlike when Tom Brady was barred from contacting his teammates during his four-game suspension, Tony Romo’s injury hasn’t kept him from staying in contact with his Dallas Cowboys. Despite not being able to practice the past couple of months and a rookie quarterback taking over his role with great success, Romo has stayed true to the leader that the team has come to admire and build off of.

“Same ol’ Tony, he’s still coaching,” defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence said to the Star-Telegram. “He’s working hard in the weight room. I see him more in the weight room than the locker room, so that’s a surprise – seeing a quarterback in the weight room.

Aside from Romo being in the weight room a lot, he also hosted his teammates at his North Dallas home for some team camaraderie to keep things light during the bye week.

“I think that’s big in that he’s just trying to be healthy and be the best teammate he can be during the time being,” center Travis Frederick said. “When things switch around, he’s going to be the best that he can be.”

But things aren’t going to be anything light as the midway point of the season approaches. Not only do the Cowboys have a pivotal NFC East matchup hosting the Philadelphia Eagles this week, but soon enough, Romo will be able to throw some pads on and the Cowboys will have to decide between him or Dak Prescott to line up under center.
Through six games, Prescott has a 103.9 passer rating and his only loss was a 20-19 defeat to open the season, making it a tough decision to put Romo back under center.
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