Tony Romo has long been criticized in his 3-year starting quarterback career as one who has accomplished zilch. No playoff win. No Super Bowl. Nothing.
Those who hate the Dallas Cowboys despise Romo, make fun of him, laugh at him, disrespect him and say he stinks. “He’s proven nothing.”
Coming off four weeks on the sidelines nursing a broken pinkie finger, Romo has an opportunity he must seize. He has an opportunity to help turn a football team around that is struggling, and taking a massive hit from the press for doing so. There’s so much talent, yet there’s no sail turning the ship. It’s heading for the bottom of the sea and someone has got to stop it.
Say what you wish, but a loss to the Washington Redskins will all but kill the Cowboys chances at the playoffs, and possibly even a winning season. All eyes will be on Romo and his powerful offense. For the first time all year, he’ll get to throw to not only Terrell Owens, but Roy Williams.
How well Romo performs will certainly be written into the history books as part of the legacy of a no-name backup who came off the bench to start for America’s Team, and get a contract no other quarterback in the history of this franchise has ever seen. When things like that happen, you have to perform. All of the great quarterbacks, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, John Elway, Joe Montanna, and Brett Favre played with less talent then this Cowboys team.
Romo, your legacy begins next weekend. Make us proud.