If you ask an NFL player he'll likely say that the only thing more important to him than football is his family, and the family of Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is going to grow by one! Tony Romo and his wife Candice are expecting their third child this August!
Babies are blessings & the Romos are having a third! Congrats to Candice & Tony. She's one of the best moms I know.
Tony and Candice Romo already have two boys, Hawkins Crawford (4 years old) and Rivers (2 years old). Their family has been the First Family of the Dallas Cowboys for quite some time, but with Romo's status on America's Team subject to change soon... the four Romos and the new little bundle of joy will be someone else's First Family in 2017. Or will they?
Many have speculated about the place Tony Romo will be playing quarterback this coming football season. Denver, Kansas City, Houston, New York (Jets), Chicago, and many others were options (the Arizona hype cooled last week when Carson Palmer announced his 2017 return).
When you combine the recent Romo-retires-to-tv rumors with the announcement of the third baby Romo, your wonderment about his 2017 status starts to hit a new gear. I'm not a father personally, but my Dad has always told me that becoming one changes you. You see the world differently, and NFL players are not immune to the responsibilities that fatherhood brings.
The Romos have lived so much of their life in the public eye that we know about how close they are. With the family growing to five, and with it happening in August, is Tony going to want to be away from that? This baby will be born in August, when he's seemingly going to be in the middle of NFL Preseason action. Then what?
Will Tony just go back to his new home in Denver, Kansas City, New York, or Chicago for the season? Will his family move there with him? Or will they stay in their Dallas mansion (home to the occasional Dallas Cowboys soiree)? We're not trying to pry into the family-made decisions of the Romos, but with his status as one of the leading storylines of the offseason... it really makes you wonder.
If you subscribe to the notion that fatherhood changes you, imagine that change multiplied by now three for Tony. Does a third child - a newborn at that - make Tony want to stay closer to home? Does this mean Houston is the leading contender for his 2017 services? Does he want to stay in Dallas if possible now? Or is he suddenly more inclined for the broadcaster life that reduces the rigors NFL players go through on a weekly basis?
These are all questions floating around the confines of Cowboys Nation with the announcement of a new Romo. We're just about a month away from hopefully having some answers so for now let's just be happy for Tony, Candice, Hawkins Crawford, and Rivers. We'll plan a baby shower! You get the chips and I'll bring the soda, this party will be sweet.
Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup
Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.
Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman
Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.
In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.
Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.
BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.
Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.
Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.
In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.
Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.
The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.
Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.
Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers
When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.
Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.
Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.
A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.
This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.
If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.
Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.
Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.
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