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Did Tony Romo Use An Instagram Video Of His Son To Send A Message To The Cowboys?

RJ Ochoa



Tony Romo

Life in the NFL is a crazy one in the year 2017. I know that I've personally spent many hours browsing the Twitter profiles of certain players, trying to find a clue that'll lead to where they ultimately land. Sometimes the work is done for you with an obvious piece of information, and maybe that's the latest development in the case of Tony Romo. Did he just use an Instagram video of his son to send a message to the Cowboys?!

I told him it was bed time and he said "let's talk about that." He told me he has a deal for me. Hhhhmmm

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The video starts and plays in its entirety with Hawkins Romo, who turns five this April, as the featured star. Here is a transcription of it:

"Ok... deal? Pinky promise? Pinky promise!" -Hawkins

"What am I pinky-promising?" -Tony

"That deal! Ok? You're gonna do it, ok? Pinky promise!" -Hawkins

"Is it good?" -Tony

"Uhuh. It's good. It's a good deal for me. It's better for me ok, Dad? It's not for you, it's for me." -Hawkins

"Why would I take the deal then if it's better for you?" -Tony

WHOAAA. This is some serious potential fire coming from Hawkins Romo, who was actually the co-star of Tony's first Instagram video. Hawk is over here telling Tony to not only take a deal, but to PINKY PROMISE... and all of us have spent enough time around schoolyards to know that you never go back on a pinky promise.

Could this be absolutely nothing? Sure. Maybe this is just a matter of Hawkins being upset about being put to bed... in the middle of the afternoon. What? Yea, that's what Tony is selling this as! The caption reads: I told him it was bed time and he said "let's talk about that." He told me he has a deal for me. Hhhhmmm

HMMM indeed, Tony. We've all seen Romo evade defenders with his can't-replicate magic, who's to say that Tony can't put the same level of creativity into his online disses? After all, it has been nine - poetically, I might add - days since the Cowboys reportedly told Romo that they would release him, and it's been eight days since Free Agency officially began.

If you subscribe to the theory that this is indeed some insanely genius way of sending a message to the Cowboys and their braintrust, then what is the deal that Romo is avoiding? Is there a trade in the works? Does he have to restructure his contract? Is it a team that he doesn't wish to play for?


We'll have you updated on the situation - assuming it's real - here at Inside The Star. Have a fantastic weekend.


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  1. David Leech

    March 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    This is fucking bullshit not only should romo still be the starter but now that they have screwed him over you not gonna show the QB with the 4th overall QB rating in NFL history enough respect to let him move on from your screwing I am and always will be a cowboys fan but jerry jones your a real sack of shit for doing this to him he deserves more than this and where ever he goes he will win a Super Bowl before our now cowboys

    • David Leech

      March 17, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Nothing against dak he is great but last year romo should have taken back over as starter period and for the beating that romo took for this team he has had a few good players help but overall had it not been for romo thorowing the ball 60 times a game Dallas would have been the worst team in the NFL ever year at the end for all those oh romo sucks your fuck??? Idiots NO Dfense no recievers no running back until dak and for him to have those numbers shows that why he didn’t have a ring and the same reason dak won’t they just let the only good players on Dfense go and Elliot will be suspended for at least 8 games next year anyway see YA JERRY YOU SUCK BEYOND SUCKING AND THAT WILL BE YPUR LEGACY HOW SHITTY YOU DO PEOPLE

    • Chris

      March 18, 2017 at 10:36 am

      A bro DAK is better then romo get over it we are moving on from him Dak beat tom Brady’s rookie record in interceptions bro he was a bad ass QB and is only gonna get better. Dak I’m with you bro get us a ring

  2. Jonathan Ledwig

    March 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    To say Romo deserved to start over Dak is BS. First of all, Why would you ruin the confidence of a rookie just to get Romo back on the field. Give me a break. Dak did all he could to win for Dallas. I highly doubt Romo could have done any more than Dak did.

  3. jay

    March 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I hope tony reads these comments sometimes and reads this. Tony has a beutiful family. He is seeing what he will miss going into another season. Dont miss out on your kids growing up. He has been a great qb very underappreciated but is one or two more years worth it. He alreadt has a bad back. He gets hit the wrong way and when its time for him to be throwing his kids the ball and playing with them he could be too hurt or on pain pills. Tony needs to retire a cowboy or back dak up. He cant keep taking these chances.

  4. Lewis yoder

    March 18, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I can’t understand for the life of me why Romo didnt play last year when he was healthy and I can’t understand why Jerry doesn’t sit Dak the next 2 years and start Romo he’s a better QB, Dak still has some learning to do and to be honest Dak can’t move the ball down field. I watched every game last year and every time Dak had trouble moving the ball Elliott wasn’t running good. I think just about any QB in the league could have had the same record Dak did behind that offensive line with Elliott running like that. Why hasn’t anyone seen this. Brady got hurt his replacement young gun came out and won for him but when Brady was healthy Brady gets his job back and they win they are the champs. Why one word experience. If Romo would have played we would have made the Super Bowl. Maybe we win maybe we lose but we would have gone to the big game and we would have done it by doing right by a man who literally put his life on the line to win games for us. I would like to say thanks Romo and it’s a shame to see you treated this way. Jerry has no Honor. I think winning is important but how you win is just as important. Can’t stand listen Jerry did Troy wrong a long time ago and Cowboys haven’t won since. This was there chance to do the write thing by Romo and make things write again but they failed screwed Romo over just like Troy and now they will be punished another 20 years with no big wins it’s Karma Nature’s way. Just saying Patriots did right by Brady and look what happend, colts screwed over Manning and look what happened Denver picked him up and a couple of Super bowls. Jerry should keep Romo and sit Dak and watch the magic happen

    • deal with it

      March 21, 2017 at 6:37 am

      the magic happened this year-a rookie winning 11 in a row. Romo’s time has passed. it is what it is.

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Cowboys Offseason: Landon Collins Cleaned Out Locker, Set to be FA

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Cowboys Headlines - #DALvsNYG: Dealing With Giants Safety Landon Collins

It's no secret that the Dallas Cowboys are heading into the 2019 offseason looking to upgrade at the safety position on a defense that finished inside the top 10 in 2018. With much of the focus on Earl Thomas, New York Giants Safety Landon Collins has become the center of attention in the last couple of days.

Per a report by Josina Anderson, Collins cleaned out his locker on Wednesday as he gets ready to go into free agency for the first time.

ig: josinaanderson on Twitter

I'm told that Giants S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn't seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources.

After Paul Schwartz attempted to assert that there was no claim to the report...

Paul Schwartz on Twitter

Attention those who care about the New York Giants: Landon Collins HAS NOT cleaned out his locker at the team facility. Repeat: Landon Collins HAS NOT cleaned out his locker at the team facility. Go about your business and have a nice day.

And Landon Collins had this to say...

If cleaning out a locker is any kind of evidence, then Collins is prepared to hit the market when free agency opens on March 13th. He joins a loaded safety group that includes Thomas, Houston Texans Safety Tyrann Mathieu, Los Angeles Rams Safety LaMarcus Joyner, Glover Quin of the Detroit Lions, Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix formerly of the Green Bay Packers, but most recently of the Washington Redskins, and several others who could find new homes this offseason.

The Cowboys are very familiar with Landon Collins, as they've seen him nearly twice a year over the last four years. The three time Pro Bowler was one of the best players on the Giants defense. They would line him up in the box and at time use him to cover Cole Beasley.

Collins ranked first in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus in run stop percentage at 7.2%. Meaning on running snaps, he made a tackle that rendered the running play ineffective 7.2% of the time.For further reference, Jeff Heath made a run stop on 4.2% of his run plays, which was 15th in the NFL among safeties.

The only positions to have more of an impact on the running game were linebackers and the defensive line. Even if you include linebackers, his run stop percentage was 31st in the NFL. Leighton Vander Esch led the Dallas Cowboys with a run stop percentage of 11.3%, which was third among linebackers. Collins number nearly matched the run stop percentage of Jaylon Smith at 7.6%.

Add Collins to a defense that stops the run as well as the Dallas Cowboys did last season and you take your team to another level against the run.

Landon Collins will probably get the most money this offseason. He's only 25 and has had success in the NFL. Many teams will be reaching out to Collins when free agency opens and the Dallas Cowboys should certainly be one of those teams. Collins would be an excellent addition to the Dallas Cowboys defense and would allow Xavier Woods to stay in his role as the free safety.

We're just under three weeks away from the start of NFL free agency and the drama will only get bigger as the Cowboys look to add to their team.

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Irving started the 2018 season with a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He only appeared in two games after that, registering one sack and four tackles.

David Moore on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have no intention of keeping DT David Irving at this time via @sportsdaydfw

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The team stayed pretty mum on the subject of Irving's status throughout the year, falling back on the ankle injury when pushed. But after months, it became clear that either David, the team, or both parties were disinterested in his return to football.

The Cowboys had high hopes after 2017, when Irving posted seven sacks in just eight games. They placed a second-round tender on him last offseason as a restricted free agent and were surely ready to give him a long-term deal if he'd built on that success.

But David's issues, physical or otherwise, have clearly done the opposite.

Dallas is known for working with troubled players, as we've recently seen with Randy Gregory. That they're closing the book on Irving suggests there's an issue with his desire towards football.

It's a sad loss for both. David's potential is enormous, as evidenced by his productivity when he actually does play. But he appears more likely to hit the Commissioner's exempt list in 2019 than the football field, given the reports of multiple failed drug tests over the last year.

Hopefully David Irving can turn things around one day and capitalize on his talent. But if it ever happens, it appears that it won't be with the Dallas Cowboys.

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The move will reportedly save the Cowboys $2.25 million in salary space this year.

Williams was the team's third-round pick in 2013 and started 68 of the 83 games he played in. He developed into a solid number-two receiver by the end of his rookie deal in 2016 and was given a new four-year contract that offseason.

David Moore on Twitter

Terrance Williams career w/ the Cowboys is done. Sources say the club has declined the WR's option for 2019, making him a free agent. The move is no surprise. He caught just 2 passes for 18 yards last season. His departure frees up $2.25 million on the cap.

After another decent year in 2017, things took a bad turn for Terrance last season. It started with an offseason arrest for public intoxication that eventually led to a three-game suspension, although Williams served that while on injured reserve.

The Cowboys already appeared to be giving Williams' spot away when they made several offseason acquisitions at WR; Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup, and Tavon Austin all were brought in even before Terrance's arrest.

While Williams did start in two of Dallas' first three games in 2018, he only had three passes his thrown his way. The team finally put him on IR due to ongoing complications with a surgically-repaired foot.

While it didn't end well, Terrance Williams' time in Dallas was ultimately a solid return for a third-round pick. He made a few big plays and was a proficient run-blocker, good enough to start in almost 75% of the team's games since he was drafted.

The Cowboys now hope that another third-round pick, Michael Gallup in 2018, will do bigger and better things.

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