Random Thought #4
• The Dallas Cowboys need a pep talk. Yeah, so what that it’s the final lame duck preseason game. Ok, I admit: the fans need a pep talk. How about some Al Pacino from Any Given Sunday?
Random Thought #5
• Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril didn’t go after Tony Romo with the intent to send him into retirement. This is football. This is what these men do every Sunday. This is what linebacker Sean Lee does for a living.
This is why we tune into football year after year.
No need to send heat Avril’s way. For him to reach out to Tony Romo was a classy move — though, not necessary.
Random Thought #6
• Should the Cowboys expect their savior to return? Why, yes. But for how long? For three more years? Three more games? Three more plays?
News around the league are pegging Romo’s return after the Bye Week. Dallas plays at home October 30th against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys have six games (or opportunities) before Romo returns.
Given Romo’s string of health issues over the years, particularly the back area, it’s starting to feel a new era is upon us — a changing of the guard moment.
If Prescott goes out and wins, the reality is Romo may never see the field again under meaningful moments.
I’ve hung on this thought all weekend. I have accepted it. You should too.
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