Whether it's coming off a win or a loss, quarterback Tony Romo has never been a huge fan of the bye week. While he understands the importance of getting a team healthy and resting certain injuries, the competitor in him always wants to get back on the field, especially if the last performance included five interceptions in a losing effort.
So when asked the question if the bye week came at a good time, Romo couldn't agree.
"I always want to get back out there and play. It's more fun playing football every week," he said. "That's just me being an athlete, a competitor. I think you enjoy that side of it. It will be great to get back out there and go up to a tough place and play a game."
Romo said throwing five interceptions against the Bears is all the more reason to want to get back on the field, but said he can't be too stressed about the game. It has to be in the rearview mirror.
"Anybody who has played quarterback at the high level of the National Football League understands that [bad] games are going to happen," Romo said. "You try and avoid them all the time. It doesn't sit well with me when you have a game like that. You just have to go back to work and get better, improve and figure out what the team needs to do to win football games. That's how I approach it."
Romo did a conference call with the Baltimore media on Wednesday – actually two conference calls after the one was disconnected, which caused a popular social network debate. It was reported on Twitter that Romo hung up on the media after a question about his drops in the pocket, although the quarterback can be heard saying "hello" several times and stayed on the line for two minutes. He called back after team meetings and conducted the rest of the conference call. Romo is no stranger to the opposing-media calls, considering he does one nearly every week.
On his second attempt, the Baltimore media asked about having to face Ed Reed, arguably the best safety in the NFL for the last decade.
"They disguise things very well and with Ed, it's almost the opposite," Romo said of Reed. "When you see Ed, what he's doing and where he's going and stuff, that's not the coverage he is playing. You almost just know that going in. He does a great job of disguising stuff. You just have to be prepared for those guys to do different things. It's a great challenge for us. It will be a great one."