One of the biggest questions lately among media types has been whether or not Tony Romo will be signing an extension with the Dallas Cowboys. This article will assess whether Tony Romo should re-sign with the Cowboys. As most of you know, he is my favorite player. Keep in mind, in spite of the fact that I am a diehard Cowboys fan, I want what’s best for Tony Romo.
After beating the New York Giants in week 1, Dallas Cowboys’ fans were in football heaven for a period of 10 days. Once again filled with that sense of false hope that we have been tortured with for the last 16 years. Only to have it come to a sudden halt because of the beat down the Cowboys received from the Seattle Seahawks. My dad has a saying that I have learned to accept as the truth. “To live in hope, is to die in despair.” Yes, I have become a realist. When I see the look of frustration on Tony Romo’s face week after week, because he is constantly running for his life, I can’t help but wonder if he has become a realist, too.
I previously wrote an article titled, “Should Tony Romo Ask To Be Traded?” I am going to include some of that content because it is relevant to the current topic.
When I heard this quote from Jerry Jones in an off season interview, it made my blood boil!
“That did not keep us, though, from having Tony [Romo] and having us all say, ‘We’ve got to watch out if our opposing teams think we’re too light in the britches in there.’
“I personally got carried away with, ‘Hey, we’re going to be able to go. These guys are playing well enough as a group. Costa – throw him in there. They’re playing well enough as a group that we’ll be able to not be too compromised and they’ll evolve and get better and better,’” Jones said. “That was a mistake.”
In another interview, Dallas Cowboys Owner and GM Jerry Jones said that 2012 would be a “Romo friendly draft“. The Cowboys had 8 draft picks and 2 glaring needs. Depth at the cornerback and offensive line positions. How friendly was this draft to Tony Romo? Jerry drafted one cornerback and not a single offensive lineman. (I wonder what Tony was thinking?)
I mean really? Really Jerry? A Pop Warner coach would have known better! I am willing to bet it was Romo who brought it up and Jerry Jones did what HE wanted to do anyway. This is the part that really got me heated!
Jones added that before extending tackle Doug Free’s contract (which has proven to be another blunder by Jones, who constantly overpays sub-par players) and drafting tackle Tyron Smith (who still isn’t living up to the value of a 9th overall pick), he didn’t realize how bankrupt the Cowboys were up front. The Cowboys owner said adding veterans like Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau (another blunder), a pair of free agent guards signed earlier this year, is the correct way to address Romo’s protection on the offensive line. How is that working out now?
“I believe that we’ve been compromising the offensive line for different reasons for two straight seasons,” Jones said.
Is this guy serious? This is like replacing a blown tire with one that has a nail in it! Does he really think that all the fans are neophytes who don’t know anything about the game? Did he forget Tony got sacked 6 times in the playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings? It’s been more than just a 2 year problem! My message to Jerry Jones is:
“You can only patronize the fans for so long. Sooner or later they get tired of being caught in a cauldron full of mediocrity! Only the sheep will continue to buy in to the quick fixes that don’t solve the problem, they merely put a band-aid on it!”