Part of what’s made Tony Romo‘s surprisingly enjoyable foray into the broadcast booth so successful is his willingness to be brutally honest with what he sees on the field.
On Sunday, that honestly got him into trouble with Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders.
Earlier this week, I QRT’d this video of Marcus Peters not tackling. Well check this one out and listen to Romo pic.twitter.com/czUNfCCEkb
— Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) November 5, 2017
For fun, here’s another video of Peters avoiding a tackle.
Peters had a great game with the two takeaways… but wasn’t real interested in tackling anyone. pic.twitter.com/OFpHzLf0Gp
— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) October 31, 2017
“Peters doesn’t want to tackle … He’s really good out there at the corner, [in] off coverage, but tackling? He’s makes Deion Sanders look good at tackling sometimes,” Romo said.
The comment apparently aggrieved Prime Time so badly, that he fired back during an appearance on the NFL Network.
“Tony, I tried my best to take the high road, but I don’t know the address to the high road, so I got to come at you, man,” Sanders responded. “Ten years as a starter you were 2-4 in the playoffs. [You] ain’t won nothing. I tried to bury the hatchet.”
The two-time Super Bowl champion added: “Tony, what’s going on man? I got a gold jacket that I didn’t buy. Dak [Prescott] says hi, and bye. Tony, leave me alone, man. I got a lot of ammunition, man. How many interceptions, 19 in 2012? Come on, you threw to everybody but me. Tony, come on, man. You know you never won the big one. You know you never won the big one, so stop. Leave me alone.”
Tony Romo made a joke about Deion Sanders’ poor tackling today. So Deion got Romo back by absolutely roasting him on the NFL Network. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HcEmvgASNY
— Dirty Sports (@TheDirtySports) November 6, 2017
Notice how Sanders doesn’t even try to dispute Romo’s assertion about his tackling.