Now that they’re no longer competitors, recently retired quarterback Tony Romo felt it was finally safe to give Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt a few tips on what he needs to work on.
Two days after Watt congratulated Romo on a great career, posting a video on Twitter of the three-time Defensive Player of the Year nearly sacking the elusive QB, Romo responded and gave the 28-year-old star a few pointers and a great compliment.
@JJWatt I could hear you breathing as u we're closing in. Gotta work on those quiet feet as well. 😉 Your the best in the game brother
“I could hear you breathing as u were closing in,” Romo wrote. “Gotta work on those quiet feet as well. 😉 [You’re] the best in the game brother.”
The play in question occurred Oct. 5, 2014, when Romo escaped Watt’s grasp on second-and-4 with 6:23 left in the third quarter. Romo’s move gave him just enough time to hit Terrance Williams on a 43-yard touchdown in a game the Cowboys eventually won 20-17 in overtime.