Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; /Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after the Cowboys

Life Without Tony Romo

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Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after defeating the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Oops, Tony Romo did it again! He kept the Dallas Cowboys season alive in spectacular fashion, and made me look like a fool for asking for his demise.

That’s what is so maddening about this guy that we all love, or love to hate, but nobody is indifferent to him. He can make the dumbest plays in the NFL, just to rebound a week later scoring on 4th & 10 with the season on the line.

Why can’t he be just good Romo? Why bad Romo keeps coming every two or three weeks to torture Cowboys fans?

Well, for all of us whom at some point this season (or any other season) have asked for a change at the Dallas Cowboys quarterback position, it seems that our wish has been granted.

We are just to have a glimpse of how life without Tony Romo would be; and it doesn’t look pretty.

One thing is to ask for Romo’s head, and another very different is to not have him there playing against the Eagles.

To be fair, I never asked for his immediate demise, I just think that it’s time to start looking for the Cowboys’ quarterback of the future. Maybe draft a young quarterback not yet ready for NFL action, but with all the intangibles, lots of potential and upside. Groom him for a couple of years and if Romo hasn’t delivered a Superbowl ring yet, give him a try.

But to find a guy with Romo’s talent won’t be any easy. However, when Romo went down in 2010 the Cowboys weren’t a complete mess with Jon Kitna.

So, what if the Cowboys somehow beat the Eagles on the season finale with Kyle Orton as their quarterback? What then if, as impossible as it seems, they manage to win a playoff game without Romo?

What then? What would that mean?

I think the most probable outcome is that the Cowboys will miss the playoffs once again, and we’ll be talking about how much we need Romo.

But, if things happen to work out well for Dallas without Romo, then we’ll have a long offseason to try to figure out what to do with the most polarizing player in the NFL.

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