Is It Time For Tony Romo To Step Down As Leader Of The Dallas Cowboys?
By David Lewis
Not much can be said that hasn’t already been said. Monday night was a disaster this week and that’s pretty much all there is to it. To not sing a song that has already been sung a million times let’s just get down to it.
I can already hear the angry mob running down the road with pitchforks in hand calling for the head of Tony Romo. This is a topic that’s been debated for years now and honestly it needs to stop. Is Kyle Orton really the answer? He wasn’t good enough for the Bears, or the Broncos, or even the Chiefs last year. He’s a backup for a reason and it needs to stay that way. Do I feel comfortable with him coming in if Tony goes down with an injury? Yes. Do I feel comfortable with him as the official starter over Tony Romo? No way!
Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after throwing an interception for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
Let’s not beat around the bush on this thing and just get it all out there. I’ve seen this movie before. In a nutshell this is what would happen. Orton becomes the starter. He has one or two great games to start off. Now here’s the climax of the film. The wheels completely fall off. We finish the season missing the playoffs and fans will be outraged. We can’t very well go back to Romo because that ship will have definitely sailed. Looks like the post-Aikman quarterback solicitation all over again. Quincy Carter anyone?
Tony Romo had a horrible game, that’s a fact. He’s had several bad games over his career, that’s a fact. Well here’s a news flash for you people, it’s football, it’s not an exact science, you will lose games and some will be ugly. I sure hope I didn’t give a heart attack to anyone with that riveting revelation.
I absolutely love how everybody becomes a football expert when the Cowboys lose. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way defending Romo’s performance on Monday, that was absolutely disgusting. I am saying though that if we are going to get angry and call for accountability then let’s be fair about it.
What about Dez Bryant’s multiple momentum killing dropped balls? What about the lines inability to hold a pocket consistently? Where’s Demarco Murray been? What about the defensive line being incapable of creating a rush against an offensive line that has been under fire almost more than the Cowboys’? Did anyone else notice Brandon Marshall shred our ”#1” defensive secondary?
The list could go on forever. Why isn’t Jason Garrett or anybody else on the coaching staff being held accountable for anything? If we’re going to be angry then let’s at least be angry about the right things folks.
I don’t expect this article to change anybody’s mind because the fact of the matter is there are only two types of Cowboys fans, those who have faith in Tony Romo, and those who gave up on him after the Seattle debacle in 2006.
The season is young and the last time I checked two out of two isn’t the end of the world, or at least I don’t remember that being in John’s book of Revelations. It was a bad game we all know that but let’s stop with all the insanity please.
The only immediate solution I can think of to get these guys on track to the Super Bowl is to start Sean Lee at every position. I know not a single person would disagree with me on that. Other than that all I can say is the benching of Tony Romo is not the answer.