Do The Dallas Cowboys Really Need Offensive Line Help?

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Everywhere I go someone purporting to be a Dallas Cowboys fan wants to tell me that Tony Romo is the problem with the Cowboys. I openly confess to you I don’t know how anyone can have that opinion. He was one of the few bright spots we’ve had on this team in recent years. Is he worth the contract? No one is, but damn people that is the market for Quarterbacks who can produce, and whether some people can admit it or not is irrelevant, Tony Romo produces.

I hear it all the time, stats don’t matter. I agree and I disagree at the same time. Stats do give us a pretty good idea of a player’s talent level in the system he plays in. Stats do not however tell the whole story. Not even wins and losses. Some will eschew that idea as false. They are crazy. In the 1970’s Archie Manning was one of the best QBs in the entire NFL. His wins and losses do not reflect that because his football team was a mess.

Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) signals at the line of scrimmage with center Ryan Cook (63) against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

I hear it all the time when I bring up the need to fix the Offensive Line in Dallas. “How many excuses does Tony Romo get?” You want the honest answer? Here it is, no more than any other QB does. Why didn’t Dan Marino win Super Bowls? Because he lacked the talent to do so? You’re out of your damned mind if you think that. He did not have the team around him to do it. Why didn’t Dan Fouts win Super Bowls? Same reason as Marino.

John Elway and Peyton Manning both fell short of these lofty heights until they patched the holes around them. For Elway it was the running game with Terrell Davis. For Peyton Manning it was a Defense that could stop the other team from time to time. How is Tony Romo any different? Because he plays in Dallas and more is expected of Cowboys QBs? Excuse me while I pull on my hip waders but it is getting really deep in here if people believe that.

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