Tony Romo nearly quit football to coach golf in Wisconsin

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is one of the best in the NFL no matter what many may think of him. He has been a consistent player for the team since joining the league out of Eastern Illinois in 2003.

However, he ended up going undrafted and that almost led to him not pursuing his dream in the NFL. He recently had an interview with The Dallas News and talked about he almost left the league to become a golf coach in Wisconsin.

“That’s when I sat in bed and I just prayed to the Lord, and this was a very defining moment for me,” Romo said. “I was like, ‘If I’m not meant to be the quarterback here or play quarterback in the NFL, that’s fine. Then I’m going to go back and be a really good assistant golf club professional back in Burlington, Wisconsin.’”

Romo went to high school in Burlington and both he and his wife have been very big advocates of golf. It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if he was to actually do this for a living once his career is over.

However, I am pretty sure Cowboys fans are excited that Romo ended up sticking it out in the NFL. I think it’s worked out pretty well for him.

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