Dallas Cowboys Problems: Will The Real Tony Romo Please Stand Up?

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Sep 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts to a fumble being returned for a touchdown in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Disgusting. That’s my analysis of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo‘s return to the regular season. Let me begin by saying this is our quarterback and he’s earned the right to have a bad game. With that being said, this wasn’t simply bad. This was an exercise in expletives. I hope my children aren’t scarred.

“I gotta perform better.” – Tony Romo

This was hands down the worst game of Romo’s career. Three interceptions on three consecutive drives. He has already accumulated nearly a third of the total interception count he amassed in the 15 games played last year (10). I was at a total loss for words based on what I was seeing.

Bad reads. Terrible progression. Quick, ill-advised trigger. Overthrows. Bad timing. I mean this pretty much was a clinic on how to not be an NFL franchise quarterback. I’m not beating up on Tony, here. That’s not my intent. However, for all the credit I give him when he does well, I’m willing to give the criticism when he doesn’t.

"“He’s worked very hard to get himself to a point where he’s 100 percent with his back and it’s going to be a work in progress for him just like it would be for anybody coming off of any kind of injury.” – Jason Garrett via SportsDFW"

That brings us to the Cowboys versus the San Francisco 49ers contest. One that (for some odd reason) saw enough red in the stands to make me wonder if we were actually in California instead of the heart of Texas. That sidebar is for another day, though. It just amazes me how easily another team can take over our stadium. Le sigh.

Back to the point at hand. Romo would come out rusty and and before he slowly started to sharpen up, he’d dig a hole too deep for the Cowboys to climb out of. A hole that rivals the one Alice followed the white rabbit into. Try as we might, there was just no escaping it. The damage was done.