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July 01, 2014 | 04:32 PM
BURLINGTON — Hometown hero Tony Romo paid his annual visit to Burlington last week.

His yearly homecoming coincides with his football camp.

Besides showing them the Xs and Os of quarterbacking, the Dallas Cowboy QB also imparted wisdom.

“It’s hard,” he said to a group of kids. “(Football) is hard. It’s physically demanding and emotionally tough.”

He said that in order to make it, you have to take initiative yourself to get better.

“It’s on you,” he said. “All of this is on you.”

He said that they shouldn’t wait for the football season or depend on organized practice alone.

Romo said he threw a football “every day” — and he meant every day. That preparation helped make him who he is, Romo said.

“If you’re not doing it, someone else will,” he said.

During a press conference, Romo said he thinks his best years are ahead of him despite turning 34.

He talked about how he’s learned to avoid injuries by scrambling just enough to deny direct hits. He also credited new rules with helping protect quarterbacks.

“And if a hit ends it,” he said. “It’s just part of the game.”

Romo credited his first high school coach, the legendary Dan Dalton, for giving him a chance.

Romo said he had gone out for soccer but there weren’t enough players to field a team. He assumed it was too late to go out for football, but Dalton thought otherwise.

And the rest is football history.

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