The whispers from last season led to truth. Effective today Tony Romo is no longer a Dallas Cowboy. The news is shocking to those who have followed the relationship between Romo and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones has stood firm on his loyalty to him for years, even when most Cowboy fans wanted him sacked for good.
2006 Wild card anybody?
While we can’t really blame him for fumbling the ball on the goal line during his first game back after healing from a broken collarbone, he’s an easy media target. Do we need to bring up the Jessica Simpson situation? Romo can perform well at times, but he is very fragile. Now, Jones wants to ‘do right’ by him and let him go.
Easy to Hate?
Romo isn’t a 14 year veteran for nothing. The man has heart. In 2011, he fractured a rib and punctured a lung during a game against the 49’ers. Not only did he finish the game, but he completed 20 out of 33 passes.
He was on fire in 2014, throwing 34 touchdown passes and holding down a 69.9% completion rate with similarly broken ribs. Romo wore Kevlar for added protection against violent pass rushers. Unfortunately, he has been more of a bench warmer than a star quarterback since.
Jerry is now committed to a replacement. But, the fallen star has the knowledge and potential to lead again. So where is a weathered quarterback to go? The New York Jets could clean Romo up and give him a nice franchise to retire in. Houston has a strong team with a need for a good quarterback.
Personally, I would put him in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have 2- time Super Bowl winning coach Tom Coughlin returning to the franchise as Executive Vice President of Football operations and lots of young talent to shape and mold around a veteran quarterback.
No matter what, he won’t be in a Cowboys uniform and that might take some getting used to.