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No, Tony Romo did not bake any 'crownies' for his Cowboys teammates
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No, Tony Romo did not bake any 'crownies' for his Cowboys teammates

Published Jul. 30, 2015 5:04 p.m. ET

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys have a laundry list of pressing concerns to deal with as they prepare to defend their NFC East crown this season.

The most pressing issue for Tony Romo, though? Baked goods.

Romo held his first press conference of training camp on Thursday morning, and the first question thrown his way wasn't about his oft-discussed back or the Cowboys' running back competition. It was about whether he had gifted his teammates with any "crownies" — the fictitious cupcake-brownie dessert hybrid from his recent DirecTV ad.

"No, I didn't make that many," he said with a laugh.


In the commercial, Romo plays "Arts and Craftsy Tony Romo" — a disturbing doppelganger of himself. Suffice to say, the hilarious commercial shows a different side from the straight-laced quarterback fans are used to seeing.

"It was fun. It's exciting to work with DirecTV and everyone there was fantastic," he said. "It was a neat experience and obviously quite the embarrassing experience."

If Romo considers the spot embarrassing, it's only logical that his Cowboys teammates might feel the same way. The Pro Bowler said his veteran status should protect him from too much ribbing.

"When you're the oldest guy on the team it's pretty easy to just tell them to shut up," he said.


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