Turpin explicitly mentioned Romo when announcing his new jersey number.

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Every year, the phrase "Big Shoes to Fill" is used when new players

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fill in the blanks left by a former player who has moved, traded, or retired.

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However, as Cavonte Turpin begins his first season in the NFL,

it will be the gap created by a jersey, not shoes, that he must fill

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for the Dallas Cowboys receiver and kick-returning specialist.

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Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wore the No. 9 for 13 years.

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Many people are hesitant to call Romo a cowboy icon 

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because of the victory in his career after two seasons.

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