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?!
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?
TELL US HAWKINS, YOU HOLD ALL THE ANSWERS!
We'll have you updated on the situation – assuming it's real – here at Inside The Star. Have a fantastic weekend.