“I can’t even imagine playing more than 16 games in one season,” Romo said after taking a break about seven minutes into practice yesterday. “I don’t understand guys who talk about wanting to play more games. Sixteen games is plenty. I have a life, you know.”
Romo said he’s “dog tired” come the end of January, when the regular season winds down. He said he really enjoys sitting at home during the NFL playoffs and watching his peers “play world-class football. I’m a fan, too. It’s fun to watch.”
Romo points to the annual Super Bowl party he hosts, and said it’s his favorite part of the entire football season. Plus, he has other interests, including golf, to keep him busy during the offseason.
“I play (golf) to recharge my batteries,” he said. “It relaxes me, there’s way less pressure. Nobody yells for you to lose your job if you miss a six-inch putt or drop your golf ball after your caddie hands it to you. Plus, early February is great golf weather in Texas, and I should know.”
Romo admitted he’s pretty lucky, though, despite all the pressure from Cowboy fans. “I know I have the best job in the world. I get paid good money to play three or four pre-season games, and then 16 games from September to January. I can’t think of anything better in life than that.” Romo paused. “Except for maybe making the U.S. Open (golf tournament) one of these years. That has to be the ultimate thrill in sports.”