Dallas Cowboys: Dear fans, Romo is not coming back

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Romo attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Tony Romo attend the 2017 CBS Upfront on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) /

Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was a fan favorite, so much so some still feel he should still be the Cowboys quarterback. But Romo is not coming back.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, is enjoying life after football as a broadcast analyst for CBS, alongside legendary broadcaster, Jim Nantz.

Not too long ago, Romo was quarterbacking America’s Team with his amazing playmaking ability. Romo made Dez Bryant look like a first ballot Hall of Famer and gave fans highlights on a weekly basis. Remember when Romo faked out  Houston Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt and  completed a long touchdown pass?

Man, I could go on and on about Romo’s being an escape artist, and how exciting it was to watch him play for over a decade.

Most of the Cowboys’ fans thought Romo would still be playing-even after coming off the injured-reserve list during the 2016 season. But after Romo suffered his third injury in a calendar year-broke his clavicle twice in 2015 and injured his back in 2016- Jerry Jones and head coach Jason Garrett believed then rookie quarterback, Dak Prescott, was the franchise’s future quarterback.

Quite frankly, you couldn’t blame them for sticking with Dak after watching him perform at a Pro Bowl level. I mean all Dak did was break and set franchise and NFL rookie records along the way.

Dak did everything you wanted a quarterback to do, like winning 11 straight games, leading the team to a 13-3 record, winning the NFC East, and earning a first round bye.

But after watching Dak endure a roller coaster sophomore season, some Cowboys’ fans -known as the Romonatics or Romo lovers-wanted Romo back.

Heck, some fans still want Jerry to ask Romo to come back and save the franchise.

Yeah, they wanted Romo to save a team that went 9-7 last season, but it was a team that had more issues to deal with than an episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”.

As much as Dak struggled in the past or may continue to struggle in the future – Romo isn’t coming back under any circumstances as the Cowboys quarterback.

Sorry CowboysNation, but you saw him play his last game against the hated Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the 2016 season.

I know this might be a surprise to some Cowboys fans, but there are fans who really believe the man that wore #9 is coming back to lead Dallas to the Super Bowl and hoist that Lombardi trophy as a Super Bowl MVP.

It’s wishful thinking at best. If that were the case, Romo would still be playing in the NFL with another team.

I liked Romo a lot, rooted for him, and even defended him when other fans blamed him for only winning two playoff games in his career.

Further, I even defended Romo when Dallas suffered some heartbreaking losses- like when Romo mishandled the field goal snap in the 2006 playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

In hindsight, some fans are saying “I told you Dak was a one season wonder!” “Romo had a better connection with Dez!” And this is my favorite quote, “Even without Ezekiel Elliott, Romo would’ve taken the Cowboys to the Super Bowl!”

Wow! My fellow Dallas fans can get beyond passionate at times.

I laugh at that last comment because Romo would’ve faced the same problems Dak faced: inept coaching and a young and inexperienced defense. That’s only if Romo stayed healthy.

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As much as I wanted Romo to win a Super Bowl, I’m happy that he retired because his body could no longer take a hard hit.

Romo’s clavicle was broken twice because of a defensive lineman falling on him. Not from a hard core hit.

That’s why Romo retired and is now enjoying the cushy lifestyle as a NFL broadcaster. Wonder why no teams were willing to trade for Romo services?

Because those teams knew what Jerry and Romo knew all along: That Romo could no longer stay healthy. It’s that simple.

Romo was one of the toughest NFL players I’d ever seen play, let alone quarterbacks.

To prove my point, Romo played games with cracked ribs and punctured lungs, and led Dallas to a victory over the Redskins with a bad back (having season-ending surgery afterwards).

But the wild and tough gunslinger knew his body could no longer take the punishment, so he called it quits with his body and mind intact.

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Therefore, some of Dallas’ fans need to get used to watching Dak improve as a young, up and coming field general, in the same fashion they witnessed Romo evolve from a mistake-prone quarterback to becoming Dallas’ all time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

Because Mr. Antonio Ramiro Romo ain’t coming  back.