Romo and Bryant Fulfilling Dallas Cowboys DezTony
By David Lewis
You like what I did there? Don’t lie you know you do. Yes! Put down another win for the home team. I’m not going to go into all the details about how ugly it was or how lucky the team was for those two huge penalties at the end of the game. No, I’m not even going to go into the fact that this was another poorly called game by our fearless leader Jason Garrett. Instead I’m going to talk about the incredible tandem in the making that I now dub DezTony.
Oops I did it again! As corny as that little nickname may sound, let’s really take a deeper look into this.
You know that point where things get so bad that you almost don’t even care or notice anymore? Well this past Sunday I reached that point with the offensive line. Seriously, it was so bad I was almost expecting Bill Callahan to hop in there himself and give it a go. They offered absolutely no protection and this is where this article starts to build steam.
Sept 1, 2011; Miami, FL, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (left) talks with quarterback Tony Romo (right) before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
For all you Romo haters out there here’s the disclaimer, Tony Romo and his sidekick Dez Bryant won this game against the Browns. I hear the fussing already but this time it can’t be denied. Say what you want about how well the defense played, or the clutch kicking of Dan Bailey, heck you can even try to credit the Browns defense for winning the Cowboys the game but it really all comes down to Tony and Dez.
It’s been awhile since we had an Aikman to Irvin type connection but I think that bond is starting to form, and perhaps just in time to get this team in position to make a run at the playoffs.
I’ve always been a supporter of Tony Romo. I truly feel like he can lead this team to the top. I have been more skeptical of Dez Bryant though. I wanted to back him just because of his freak physical abilities and game changing promise, but his lack of discipline was just so disappointing. Dez Bryant has officially won me over.
It didn’t come in this win over the Brown or even in last week’s win over the Eagles. He won my confidence in the loss against the Giants when he nearly won the game. You all remember it. That might be a bizarre play to credit for my conversion, but it was that play that I saw Dez Bryant give everything he had to win the game. That’s not even the best part because right after that, even in pain, he tried to fight his way back onto the field only to be denied by the trainers.
Tony Romo finally has his long distance connection. I’m willing to bet that there are still some skeptics out there, but I’m not one of them anymore.
The Washington Redskins are coming to town this Thanksgiving afternoon and I for one am thankful that our crippled offensive line will not have to face the likes of Brian Orakpo. Unfortunately though the Browns don’t have any players of Orakpo’s caliber and were still dominant.
There doesn’t seem to be any immediate solutions to the offensive line. That’s the bad news. On this Thanksgiving Day I want to wish you all a happy day and to remind you of the good news, that with DezTony on our side the Dallas Cowboys will always have a fighting chance.