Still not much to discuss in terms of actual news, but a few fun things to talk about.
First off, a fine showing by Tony Romo in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am this past week. Tony and co-golfer (co-worker?) Jordan Spieth drove, shot, and putted themselves to a 3rd place finish in the pro-am part of the tournament. Tony surprisingly led the team, even posting an eagle on a Par 5 on Friday. He even made a SportsCenter Top 10 with a long birdie putt. Here's a video of another fine putt by Tony. Make whatever jokes you will about his football-ing ability, but this is some pretty impressive work by Mr. Romo. There hasn't been any word on whether or not he will aim to qualify for the US Open like he did in 2010, but it seems his golf game is still at a top-tier level. Some guys just have it all, don't they?
Another bit of information that's been floating around is how much money the Dallas Cowboys should throw at Tony this offseason. In light of Joe Flacco wanting to be the highest paid player in the NFL after his impressive 4-0 postseason record this past season for the Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboy fans are questioning whether or not Romo deserves top-tier money. The statistics and the facts would say he doesn't deserve the dough. Romo will be 33 come next season, and will likely see an extension in the 4 year range paying him hopefully between $14-16 Million per year. Keep an eye on what Flacco gets, If Romo didn't throw three picks against Washington, and the Cowboys won the game against the NFC East foes in order to win the Eastern Division, the former Eastern Illinois stud might be inclined for a big pay day at the office.
Finally, a quick compilation of more news from some fellow NFC East foes. Mike Vick will be back with the Philadelphia Eagles on a 1 year, $10 Million contract. Word is new Eagles coach Chip Kelly hasn't decided which of a plethora of injury types will knock Vick out for the season yet. The New York Giants have stalled on their cutting spree momentarily. To date, they've cut Michael Boley, Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty, and Osi Umenyiora, and are still expected to be above the projected cap limit. They also don't have a deal yet with Victor Cruz, and reports are coming in that they would prefer to sign Hakeem Nicks to a long-term, high salary contract than they would with the salsa-dancing wide receiver.. And finally, the Redskins are still a football team for now. There has been a long time controversy regarding a possible name change, and all of this speculation was refueled when DC mayor Vincent Gray mentioned that it's something they may look into. I think we should all submit some ideas for the name change. I'll start: Cupcakes? Strawberry's? Smurfs? The Jerry Curls? Meh who cares.
Until next time, knuckleheads!
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