Friday, December 6, 2013
Why Tony Romo doesn't wear a glove
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Peyton Manning has worn gloves since the temperatures dropped. Ben Roethlisberger wears them too. On occasion, Tom Brady has worn gloves to combat the cold.
Tony Romo has worn gloves once in a regular season. It came in the 2007 finale against the Washington Redskins, and he came out in the second half of the 27-6 loss with the Cowboys having clinched home-field advantage for the playoffs.
And he won't do it Monday at Soldier Field, despite temperatures expected to be in the teens.
"I think you feel comfortable throwing in the conditions or you need something to help you, I think guys wear a glove because they don't feel strongly with the grip that they have," Romo said. "That's just part of it. It can help some guys. Other guys might not need it as much."
Having grown up in Burlington, Wis., and playing collegiately at Eastern Illinois, Romo has history playing in the cold. With the Cowboys he is 2-4 in games colder than 40 degrees, beating the New York Giants on Nov. 24 at MetLife Stadium.
"I played a lot of our games in cold weather and I think you become comfortable with it over time," Romo said. "The more technically sound and fundamental you are with your throwing motion, you can neutralize that stuff and I think it can be an advantage for a football team."