The Dallas Cowboys recently announced that the Tony Romo show will not be televised during their first preseason game. As long as Romo is ready to perform on September 7th and February 1st, Cowboy Nation shouldn’t be concerned. First, Kyle Orton made national headlines by missing camp and now Romo skipping a pre-season game is getting blown out of proportion. That’s what happens when you’re America’s Team!
In the famous words of Allen Iverson, “We’re talking about practice!” Tony Romo is entering his 10th NFL season, after throwing 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions – How many reps does he need? He’s not some cocky NFL quarterback returning for his second season after knee surgery claiming he doesn’t need any reps to lead his team to a 3 – 13 record and end the year on the bench.
Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions last season. I wouldn’t have been shocked if Manning had played the entire Hall of Fame game! Those 2 guys need reps, Romo will be fine.
Side Trivia Note – Name the Cowboys QB with the most single season interceptions and the year?
It does feel great to have the NFL televised again, but these are just auditions for bubble players to show coaches why they should make the final roster and to beat up people that aren’t your teammates. The ideal goal is for the team to leave the field healthy (knock on wood)! Winning the game is a bonus and covering the point spread is the icing on the cake – or so I hear!