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Tony Romo cutting back on his golf schedule

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Round Three

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 9, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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Perhaps Tony Romo is taking the responsibility that comes with a giant contract and increased influence seriously.

Whatever the reason, the Cowboys quarterback has cut back on his golf schedule — and presumably, the wearing of ridiculous hats that goes along with it.

According to Todd Archer of, Romo is skipping several tournaments he’s traditionally played and won in the past, and won’t try to qualify for the nearby Byron Nelson Championship nor the U.S. Open.

While it could be as simple as spending more time with his family (and his new gigantic pile of money), it could also mean he’s heeding owner Jerry Jones’ edict to put in “Peyton Manning-type time on the job.”

Either way, Romo’s problem has long been one of perception as much as reality, and stashing the clubs certaintly gives the appearance his full attention is on his day job.