Romo believes the Broncos secondary hasn’t been exposed with enough penalties and wants refs to pay attention.

Perhaps seeking any advantage he can get in Sunday’s mega match up with the undefeated Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys QB TONY ROMO told reporters that the Broncos talented secondary likes to hold and grab receivers a lot more than they ought to get away with.

“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. 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.” —Cowboys QB Tony Romo

It can be argued that Romo has a point. The Denver secondary which consists of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Rahim Moore and Chris Harris, to name a few, do play aggressive, hands on, in-your-face defense and do get away with plenty of contact down field but that is usually allowed by officials when a player or a defense has a solid reputation as good defenders. (Remember Deion Sanders?) Especially when they play within the framework of the rules.

But clearly, Romo is trying to alert officials to the Broncos aggressive tactics while also dropping thinly disguised kudos on the Denver secondary.

And he should. Likely missing the services of wideout Miles Austin due to a nagging hamstring this weekend, Romo knows he will have to get Dez Bryant and Jason Witten the ball. Somehow.

He better. Because Peyton Manning is certainly gonna get his receivers the football. Trust.


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