Tony Romo spent his Monday afternoon with his family serving early Thanksgiving Day meals to the less fortunate at The Salvation Army.
The recipients were appreciative for the food, of course, but made it known they were also thankful that Romo is healthy and expected to return Sunday in Miami.
Romo smiled and nodded at every comment directed towards him about finishing the season “7-0” and possibly rescuing the Cowboys playoff hopes in a weak NFC East.
“Everyone is great,” said Romo, who is eligible to return Sunday after being placed on short-term injured reserve with a broken left collarbone.
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“People here in Dallas have always rallied around the football team. We have the best fans. Just to get out here and be around people and the guys, it was fun just kind of talking to them and hang out for a little bit. It was good.”
Romo was among a handful of players who attended the annual event that hands out meals at least one week prior to the actual holiday because of the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. The Cowboys also had a contingent of players do the same thing at The Salvation Army in Fort Worth.
All of the players understand the importance of giving back to the community, and were also uplifted by the positive support from those they were serving in the midst of a seven-game losing streak.
And, despite the uphill battle the team faces, the Cowboys at least remain somewhat in the mix. They are only two back of the New York Giants in the loss column for the division lead with seven to play.
“They still got hope. As long as they’ve got hope, I’ve got hope,” defensive end Jeremy Mincey said.
Added tight end Jason Witten: “It’s neat to be able to get positive feedback because sometimes that’s not what you expect when you’ve lost seven in a row and you’re 2-7. It’s good to have that support.
“To be able to be in this situation and still be in the hunt … we have to get it corrected and go win one game.”