HE HAS SHREDDED
the vaunted Bears defense and thrown an NFC-best 13 TD passes, and despite his
five interceptions against the Bills on Monday, Tony Romo's Cowboys are 5--0.
In 15 career starts Romo has had some majestic highs—a five-TD game, a Pro Bowl
selection—and one devastating low: His fumbled snap during a last-second field
goal try last January against Seattle may have cost Dallas a playoff win. That
was then. Now the 27-year-old bachelor leaves the placeholding duties to
On his MySpace
That's not me! Someone made it up, and I don't know how to get rid of it. They
did research and got some things right. But they say I do a Brett Favre
impression. That's a fabrication.
ancestry—his dad (Ramiro, a contractor) is of Mexican descent; his mom (Joan)
has Polish and German roots
We didn't celebrate anything—no heritage holidays. Growing up [in Burlington,
Wis.], I didn't feel I related to one particular race or culture.
On country star
I've been lucky to get to know her. We're friends. We've gone through similar
walks in life, and we enjoy hanging out. Last year I watched American Idol for
the first time.
I think about the game a lot. When I go home after practice, sometimes I'll
throw a football into the couch for 20 minutes to work on a certain release.
And I'll jot down notes. Say if suddenly something comes into my brain and I'm
throwing really good—maybe I felt like the ball was coming out in front of my
head and the release was later—I write that down and try to get the feeling
back when stuff isn't going well.
Movies. We have a place in Dallas called the Studio Movie Grill where you sit
and they serve you food while you watch a movie. I go anytime a new movie comes
out. My favorite movie ever? The Natural.
On how he got
started in another favorite sport, golf
My mom worked at the local golf course; she was the waitress lady who ran the
eatery. She would take me in to work when she opened up the place, around 5:30
in the morning. I'd help rent out the carts, play a couple of holes, then go to
His golf game
A couple years ago I shot 69 in a local U.S. Open qualifying tournament in
Texas—I missed going to the sectional by one [stroke]. I've never thought what
would happen if I ever actually qualified, whether I'd be able to compete
[given his Cowboys obligations].
The YouTube clip
of him singing Don't Stop Believin' at a rock concert
I was in L.A. this off-season, and a buddy was like, You've got to come with us
to this club. I was dreading it. It ended up being fantastic. This group Metal
Skool played Journey, Guns N' Roses. They tried to call me up a couple of
times, and I was like, No, no, no. Finally I was like, You only live once. I
don't think I'll ever be a rock star, so....
He's a little older, he's been around the league, and I think he wants to win
now. He wants to play well, but at the end of the day it's about winning and
losing for him. We get along well because we're both very competitive.