Stepping Outside The Shadow Of Danny White

The similarities are eerie. It makes one wonder, is Tony Romo the reincarnation of a modern Danny White? Good offensive numbers, accurate arms … and poor playoff performances and the lack of them.

The Dallas Cowboys certainly aren’t in bad times as when the quarterback position was a carousel of losers, but Mr. Romo has yet to produce big results when it counts. We don’t have to put all the weight on his shoulders, but we can certainly ask the question: Can he step outside the shadow of the Danny White Era?

Yes, Romo did break White’s passing records, which only fuels the discussion even more. One of the most volcanic offenses the Cowboys have ever had has yet to win a playoff game. It’s great fodder for the anti-Cowboys minority and rightly so. No one was more disappointed with the failures we fans endured the past two seasons, because those were teams that could have won the Lombardi Trophy. After the Giants feat last year, it is truly anyone’s game.

To bring the Cowboys back to playoff success, it is going to take a different kind of concentration from Mr. Romo. Right now, he’s playing golf. I have no problem applying pressure to a bleeding wound if I know it is going to help heal it. If Romo doesn’t feel the pressure now, he will soon.

The Cowboys can not fall apart in the second half of the season like they have the past two years. Finish strong must be the mantra of the coaching staff, and they must pound it into the brains of every player who steps on that field.

But finishing strong is not the only obstacle the Cowboys must overcome this season.

To Be Continued….

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