Tony Romo has been working vigorously to get up-to-speed to call football games this fall, but CBS has an interesting way of easing him into that role. CBS is putting Romo on both Sunday afternoon and Thursday night duty, and former Cowboy QB and current FOX commentator Troy Aikman said for a beginning broadcaster, that’s a lot to ask. Tony Romo

“The real disadvantage that Tony’s going to have is that he has two games a week to start the season off,” Aikman said on Lance Armstrong’s podcast, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s going to be doing a game Thursday night, turning around and doing a game on Sunday night. It takes me a full week to get ready for one game. To try to do two games when you’re just learning the business that’ll be challenging.”

Aikman certainly knows a thing or two about how that transition from the field to the booth works. While he was still a member of the Cowboys he called NFL Europe games to learn the ropes. After he retired and FOX hired him, he worked in a three-man booth until he was fully comfortable and began his normal two-man crew with Joe Buck.

Romo is in a different situation, and Aikman thinks that will be difficult and I don’t disagree especially since Tony will become the most scrutinized announcer in the NFL today.

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