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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tony Romo tries to work refs before game against Denver Broncos

Tony-Romo-Troy-AikmanThe Dallas Cowboys will have their hands full at home on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning and company have looked unstoppable through the first four games of the season, averaging an NFL-best 363.8 passing yards and 44.8 points per game. They do, however, rank 30th in the league in opponent passing yards with 316.3. Despite that, Tony Romo believes the officials have allowed Denver’s defenders to get away with too much.

When speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Romo did his best to try to prime the referees in advance of the big game.

“They grab, they hold, they’ve almost put a lot of pressure on the refs – whether or not they’re going to call the game close or not,” he said, according to USA Today Sports. “If they get called once or twice, that’s a good thing. But they’re all over guys as far as using the little tricks, I guess you could say, that good linebackers and good secondaries use when they’re playing man coverage.”

Denver’s secondary has been flagged for 10 penalties — seven of which came in a win over the New York Giants. Romo apparently believes they should have been penalized more, as he noted that the Broncos have not been “exposed with a lot of penalties.”

Simply put, Romo knows his team is going to have to score early and often. With the way the Broncos offense has been clicking, no defense in the league can stop them. They’re a seven-point favorite on the road for a reason. Any advantage Romo thinks he can given the Cowboys leading up to the game is probably worth his while.

H/T Shutdown Corner

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