The headlines were all about Tony Romo, creating something of a stir on sports talk radio in DFW. "DeMarcus Ware to QB Tony Romo: 'Put up or shut up,'" read the one on NFL.com.
Ware said Sunday night his comments were not directed solely toward Romo when Ware used the words "put up or shut up" during an interview with SiriusXM radio after Romo signed a six-year, $108 million extension.
"That’s everybody," Ware said Sunday at the team's Ultimate Tailgate Party. "If you get out there, like I said, it’s put up or shut up. Produce or don’t get on the field. That’s the bottom line."
Though Ware said his words were "twisted," he did clarify his comments in a conversation with Romo.
"I talked to Romo about that," Ware said. "It doesn’t come off as what it was [portrayed] as. It’s all about I tell them when it’s time to play: You know what? Put everything else behind you and put your best foot forward. He’s that guy for us, and he’s going to be that guy for us."
-- Charean Williams