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Rise of Romo

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

Ten years ago, Tony Romo was a wide-eyed free agent from Eastern Illinois. Hall of Fame offensive lineman Larry Allen took full advantage.

"Me and Witten were rookies, and Larry used to make us go get him the stuff he needed for different times," recalled Romo. "Whether it's a can of dip, or whatever it was. 'Hey Romo, you got that dip?' I'll go get it right now. He was great. He was always good to us."

My how times have changed. Now Romo is the seasoned vet. But instead of sending teammates on errands, he's helping them learn routes.

"I think there's a lot of detail stuff that I think is very important that I think you want to have the right way," said Romo. "So I'm just making sure that guys are doing that. Each day there's new stuff that comes up and we have to go over it and we make sure we get to it."

Romo is also making sure he gets in football shape after having cyst removal surgery in the offseason.

"Getting back into it and getting your body to stop, start, jolt quick and doing all that stuff football entails that's different than just working out and the conditioning aspect of it," Romo admitted. "It's been a great week."

And going up against a talented defense helps too.

"You can't duplicate that type of speed, competition," Romo said. "I mean there are special special players and that just allows you to have to work at a very fast level. And there will be a couple games like that, but not all 16. There will be three or four teams that can pass rush and have guys that can really give you trouble and those are the games you are going to have to play at that tempo to give your team a chance. And it's just nice to be able to do it  consistently out here."

As for Sunday night's Hall of Fame game vs. Miami, Romo is not sure if Jason Garrett will let him play, but he would sure love to.

"I still just want to play every time I suit up," Romo stated. "Every time I kinda step out there, your juices are flowing and you just want to compete. From that perspective, yes but I'll be - I'll be whatever the coaches want."

Rise of Romo


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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