Charles Barkley says golf helps Tony Romo play QB

Tony Romo should not put the sticks down anytime soon. Not from the perspective of Charles Barkley, a man that knows a few things about finding distractions from his own game.

The Round Mound of Rebound said that he believes golfing will actually help Romo as a quarterback, in a round-about way.

Visiting with Galloway & Co. on ESPN radio, Barkley says the focus needed to compete at a high level in golf can only carry over for the Dallas Cowboys signal caller.

“Actually, I think it will help him,” Barkley said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “The level of concentration it takes to get through all the qualifiers, I think it probably does make him a better football player. And from a common sense standpoint, clearly he’s under a tremendous amount of pressure, so I think it would help him in football, more than anything.

“The level of concentration, the stuff he has to go through on a golf course and attention to detail, I think it really does help in football and he’ll probably tell you that.”

Romo passed on a qualifier for the Byron Nelson last week when tournament officials were unable to come up with an afternoon tee time for him. The golf conflicted with an OTA for the Cowboys and Romo chose his occupation over his hobby.

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