3. Tony Romo is still competition to Dak Prescott.
Not a knock on Kellen Moore (well, maybe), but QB one is getting more competition from a retired Romo than anyone else on the roster or free agency.
I think this is a great thing.
Now that Romo has retired, people talk about how it’s a great thing for Prescott. And sure, I see the benefits. For one thing, the road to position security is Dak’s, and Dak alone. He is the unconditional starter.
But let’s not forget what competition can do for a player. Prescott has shown he can shine when the lights are hot and bright. Not only does Dak have to perform, he has to stay healthy — all sweet music to Cowboys Nation.
4. One year later, the Dallas Cowboys still have quarterback thoughts.
Well, a year ago the Dallas Cowboys were combing through the free agency and the NFL Draft for someone to supplement Tony Romo.
A year later, not much has changed — the Cowboys still need quarterback depth. Sure, they got their starter for the future. But, it’s time to add depth, build that depth for insurance purposes, and hopefully sell that depth off for some trade value later on.
5. Love him or hate him, Tony Romo mattered.
For all the shots Tony Romo took over the decade, you can’t deny his prominence in the NFL. His retirement alone sent shock waves through the sports world.
Yet, love him or hate him, in the end, it didn’t matter. Romo was part of the news. He was a big figure, and he’ll be missed. There is no quarterback out there quiet like him, and I join other writers in saying his football legacy is far from done.
6. Tony Romo wears number nine one more time…
Tune in to the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets contest tonight. Romo will be on the Mavericks bench as an honorary player.
This is a great gesture, and I look forward to the tribute.