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Tony Romo forced to quit golf because of back problems

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Tony Romo is definitely fully focused on winning for the Dallas Cowboys. Whether NFL fans believe it or not, Romo is doing everything possible to be successful with the Cowboys as he edges nearer to his best before date. 

Quitting golf 

The Dallas Cowboys signal caller revealed this week that he made a conscious decision to quit one of his most favorite sports in a bid to prolonging his NFL career. That sport was golf, and Romo admits that it's been a long while since he played a round. 

According to the Dallas Morning News, Romo quit golf over a year ago. "It’s been awhile,” Romo said, per the article. “Almost a year and a half."

Back problems 

Tony Romo's back problems date back some distance, with the Dallas Cowboys main man undergoing surgery on two occasions in the last year. It's understood that he hasn't played golf since the first of those, even though Romo insists he never used to play all the time before the operation.  It was reported that “he concedes he used to ‘play a bunch for two months’ but not a lot the rest of the year.”

Conscious decision 

Tony Romo believes the decision to give up golf came from a feeling he had that he wanted to do better as a football player. After an excellent start to his career in the NFL, Romo's play has dipped since then.

“I don’t think about it as [giving up] golf,” Romo continued. “It’s just life. You want to give yourself the best chance to succeed on the football field.’’

Romo is fully expected to play without restrictions during training camp, which starts for the Cowboys in late July. The team is even more reliant on Romo this year, considering that the Cowboys' leader on defense, Sean Lee, went down with a season ending knee injury in OTA's. 

Cowboys and Romo need to improve

Tony Romo and the Cowboys need to improve after four seasons of not making the playoffs. Romo's passer rating has been impressive during his NFL career, but fans and commentators alike criticize his performances late in games. 

Even though the signal caller has actually good stats for fourth-quarter comebacks, it's his stats for losing games when he's leading in the fourth that is most detrimental to his reputation. Romo needs a big season that's for sure, and maybe quitting golf will eventually pay off. 

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