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Last year Jahlil Okafor promised Tony Romo a Duke championship ... and Romo promised a Cowboys title
More than a year ago, Jahlil Okafor and noted Duke fan Tony Romo took a selfie together.
Okafor, then a highly touted Blue Devils freshman-to-be, posted it to Instagram, with details of a "deal" he made with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback:
That's right. Okafor, likely to be a top-two pick in the coming NBA draft, promised a Duke title and Romo promised a Cowboys championship.
It's unknown in these parts why the Chicago native Okafor would want a Cowboys championship (although the San Diego-born, Wisconsin-raised former Eastern Illinois player Romo doesn't have a direct connection to Duke, either), but that's no matter.
Also, "next year" could be referring to the 2014 season, in which case Romo came up short.
But we'll give Romo -- who did lead the Cowboys to the divisional round of last season's playoffs before their heartbreaking (and controversial) loss to the Green Bay Packers -- the benefit of the doubt. So over to you, Romo ... even if, without DeMarco Murray, it appears to be a long shot.
Hey, so was Kentucky not winning this year's national title ...
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