Yesterday on 103.3 ESPN Radio in DFW, Everson Walls questioned whether Tony Romo was the right man to the lead the Cowboys at quarterback. Well sort of. As I’m sure a great number of readers already know, the actual interview wasn’t quite as critical of Romo as it might seem. Walls didn’t flat out trash Tony. Still, his assertion that Romo has some “tells” that he can’t get over was somewhat disconcerting. It would be nice if he shared that piece of information with Tony.
Also, when asked if he would follow Romo, Everson immediately qualified his statements by admitting that he once wanted Gary Hogeboom over Danny White. He added that he was more anti-quarterback than anti-Romo. Everson doesn’t like quarterbacks in general — something I get. However, with all of the holes this team has, I don’t think the focus should be on their current signal caller. You don’t have to like Tony, but it’s foolish to think that the Cowboys can find a better replacement over night.
If you didn’t hear the interview, then you probably don’t know that the most interesting part happened when Everson was asked if he thought Mike Jenkins was soft. I’m all about listening to Everson talk cornerback play. He didn’t call Jenkins soft, but said he doesn’t have the ability to make plays, along with the rest of the Cowboys secondary. He also pointed out that he regularly had seasons in which he intercepted more passes than the Cowboys’ have as a team over the last couple of seasons. I think he makes a pretty decent point.
I yearn for days when a radio interview with a former player isn’t the biggest Cowboys’ news of the day. The interview can be heard in its entirety by clicking the link at the beginning of this post.