Dallas Cowboys: The Four Quarters (Week 8 Edition)

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SECOND QUARTER
Wherefore art thou Romo…

October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during first quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

This, of course, leads us to the doorstep of Mr. Tony Romo.  You will be hard-pressed to find someone who stands up for Romo more when the negativity put out by those who love to hate him gets to be too much.  The reality of the situation is that Dallas will only go as far as Romo can take them and to be frank, the last two weeks have not been good enough.  Facing Washington and Philadelphia, two defenses that ranked at or near the bottom at the time he faced him, Romo did not take advantage of the situations.  In these two games, he has gone 46 for 77 for 487 yards, 2 TDs and 3 INTs.  That’s a passer rating of 70.6.  Ironically, Dallas has won both of these games but I do not believe you can count on your special teams to give you points or set up easy points week after week.  To be fair, as critical as I was of the defense for not holding up their end of the bargain against Denver, it’s only right to not ask them to hold teams to single digits each week as well.

Obviously Romo is highly capable of not only putting up big time numbers (he ranks in the top ten in all passing categories this year despite two bad games) but he is also able to dominate games with his unique set of skills.  If Dallas is going to keep up with a hungry Lions squad, Romo needs to be back in match mode facing Stafford this week like he was a few weeks ago when Peyton Manning was in the building.

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