The former Cowboys quarterback finished last Friday in the 132-man field in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, bogeying the first six holes in a 10-over 82.

“I kind of have an idea of where I really need to put my time in as far as to get better and scoring,” Romo said. “I’m hitting the ball fine, you just have to score.”

Now an NFL analyst for CBS Sports, Romo opened with a 77 on Thursday. At 15-over, he was six shots worse than the next player on the leaderboard and 28 strokes behind leader Brice Garnett.

Garnett followed his opening 63 with a 68 to get to 13-under 131.

“There’s so much golf left, 36 holes, and especially out here guys are going to make charges from way back,” Garnett said. “A lot of birdies are out there. So I’ll just keep my head down, keep plugging and try to have a solid weekend.”

Steve Wheatcroft and Keith Mitchell were a shot back, each after their second 66. Seungsu Han (67) and Xinjun Zhang (68) were 10-under. Hunter Mahan (65) topped the group at 9-under, and Geoff Ogilvy (67) was 8-under.

Portland knows this. On a few possessions, the Blazers shifted Nurkic onto Nikola Mirotic so that Al-Farouq Aminu could guard Davis. Mirotic is in some ways an even worse matchup for Nurkic — a quick-release shooter who ventures even further outside Nurkic’s natural habitat.

Too many teams spot a problematic matchup and let it simmer for a few possessions, hesitant to deviate from their normal offense as if doing so is a sign of weakness. Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans attacked the Mirotic-Nurkic matchup immediately every time they saw it, zipping Mirotic through screens until Nurkic lost touch:

Jets CEO and chairman Christopher Johnson is opposed to trying to legislate the players out of protesting.

“I have some pretty strong feelings about that,” Johnson said. “I don’t approve of changing the current status. I know there’s some discussion of keeping players off the field until after the anthem. I think that that’s a particularly bad idea.”

Johnson felt the Jets came together as an organization after the anthem issue got heated in September. He spoke with the players and would link arms with them during the anthem before every game. He also got involved with the players’ coalition and their efforts to promote social change.jets_034