A bit harsher were comments leveled by former Cowboys signal-caller Babe Laufenberg, who said Romo "doesn't have the body language."
"He is not Troy Aikman or Roger Staubach," said the former Cowboys backup, who posted a career passer rating of 45.9 in his seven years in the NFL. "There are many things he does that, quite honestly, if I were his agent, I would say, 'Tony, put your hat on straight.' People mistake that for being non-competitive."
Romo told the newspaper that he realizes he is considered aloof by some teammates.
"At lunchtime, I can't necessarily play dominoes (because of his responsibilities)," he said.
"Things of that nature are not in the best interests of the Dallas Cowboys. So I talked to him and told him so," Romo says.
As for Kitna, he was named by Forbes magazine this week as the best quarterback bargain in the NFL for his performance for the Cowboys last year after Romo was sidelined with a broken collarbone. Kitna, whose 2010 salary was $2 million, started nine games for Dallas and went 4-5, completing 66 percent of his passes, with 2,365 yards and 16 touchdowns, for a passer rating of 88.9.
"When a guy like that comes out and, whether it's intimated or stated, and there's no substance to that claim, and he's doing it purely to gain interest in a book, that's a problem," he said.
"I will tell you this. I've not seen -- I've not physically seen Skip Bayless since that time. That was in '95. And I still kind of wonder what I might do to him when I do see him."
The show's host asked if he would say something to Bayless about it.
"Oh, yeah. Yeah," Aikman replied.
"But you don't think it will get physical, do you?" the host said.
"Well, I mean, I don't know. I don't know," Aikman said.
Earlier on the show, Aikman said, "I'm not so sure Skip's not gay."