Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Bill Callahan (center) with the offensive line during the game against the Washington Redskins during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Last Line Of Hope For Romo

While Jerry Jones continues his tug-of-war with Doug Free, the rest of us continue to sit back and wonder how he’s going to fix the rest of the problems we have at hand.

While many of you continue to question why Jerry didn’t pull the trigger on Shariff Floyd, I’m still in awe as to how only one offensive lineman was drafted.

Do we have the ideal defensive line? Perhaps not. I will say this though, I am far more confident with bookends Demarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer rushing the edge with a healthy Jay Ratliff manning the middle. The other tackle spot is still a question mark but with depth by the names of Sean Lissemore, Jason Hatcher and new defensive end Kyle Wilber I feel all right.

The offensive line is what has my stomach in knots. Far and away the most disappointing unit on the team returns all with the exception of an unproven rookie. That includes injured list starter Phil Costa, disappointing free agent acquisitions Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau, and the previous mentioned Doug Free. Tyron Smith is definitely the only upside of this line but hopefully I’m not the only one who noticed that even he turned in a pretty disappointing 2012.

As an eternal optimist I always consider great improvement a possibility, but even my optimism can’t overcome the fact that almost no attention has been paid to the position that is killing us the most.

I can hear the Romo haters in the distance already exclaiming that quarterback was our weakest position, but with the knowledge that we’re stuck with him for a little while longer, even you guys surely see how no offensive line gives us less of a chance.

I was extremely excited to hear of the drafting of Terrance Williams. I was able to watch him shred many a defense. And while disappointed at first with the drafting of Gavin Escobar, a little deeper research has me seeing the receiving threat this guy could be.

All that extra fire power we now have and it’s scary to think that it all could go to waste.

I think it’s obvious that Jones has a plan; otherwise the pay cut request would serve no purpose. Let’s just hope that Jerry has some tricks up his sleeve.

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  • Old Frog

    Agreed. OL still biggest question mark.

  • Michael Murley

    Without blocking it doesn’t matter what kind of receiving threats the Boys have. Romo will be too busy running for his life to make use of them.

  • Paul Prims

    Jerry has no plan because he has no clue. Hire a GM please…

  • Craig Sanders

    Thank you David Lewis because i was starting to think i was the only one who thought Tyron Smith didn’t have that good of a year! I am still not sold on him but it doesn’t matter as long as jerry and stephen are running the show the cowboys will never be a factor any time soon!

  • Juanito Juanito

    jerry allways have a plan, but a bad pan, or a plan that not involve a football thing, becouse he of football do not have a clue

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    It is a real shame we will probably never know how good Romo might have been if he could have stayed upright rather than lying on the turf. Jerry had better have something up his sleeve. Otherwise, the Cowboys will most likely have the worse offensive line in the league and a losing season.

  • Tbone888

    I would have traded my 1st rd pick for a 2nd and 3rd rd picks this yr, and I would have drafted a OT , then WR Terrance Williams, in the 2nd Rd then a C/OG then a SS in the 3rd rd then I would have just started taking the best available players on the board. But what do I know I’ve just been a DC, OC, and HC for 25yrs plus. I started in TIFI League and won 4 Super Bowls my last 3 in a row, 1 middle school Championship and 2 State Titles!!! But the most important thing to my teams was and always will be the OLINE, PERIOD!!!!