Wade Phillips wants Tony Romo to “Hold” onto 2006

It was reported by ProFootballTalk.com today that Wade Phillips is thinking about giving Tony Romo his old job back. What job is that?? Being the holder for Nick Folk’s field goal attempts. How can anyone not think back to the playoff game in Seattle when Romo dropped the snap on a field goal that could have won the game. During Wednesday’s practice Romo was holding for Nick Folk.

“We feel like we need to do something, whether it’s the whole operation itself or some of the parts,” head coach Wade Phillips said.  “We’ve got to get more confidence from our kicker. We need to do better. There’s a possibility we’ll make a change this week as far as the holder is concerned.”

What does Wade mean “the whole operation”? The way I read it is that Wade is giving Folk one more chance. If he is still inconsistent then it will be the kicker who is changed. It was also reported that punter Matt McBriar has mishandled a few snaps, but I’m not sure if that is the case or if there is something wrong with Folk. Is it confidence or could it still be effects from his off season surgery.

In other news reported by DallasNews.com is that Flozell Adams has been fined $50,000 by the NFL for his dirty hit from behind on the Giants Justin Tuck. Adams also received a letter from the NFL saying that another incident could result in a suspension.

Martellus Bennett and Deon Anderson did not take part in practice Wednesday. Bennett suffered a concussion during the Giants game and Anderson has a bruised knee. Also, Terrence Newman had an MRI done on his knee, but took part in full practice.

0 replies
  1. Kelly H
    Kelly H says:

    I dont think Tony should get that job back, not necessarily because of the past but because he has one job and needs to focus on that. Why dont they get Kitna to do it? Isnt that usually the job of the backup QB?

    Flozell is a badass!

    TNew loves MRIs.

  2. Michael
    Michael says:

    I agree with Kelly, that Kitna needs to do the holding. I don’t think the hold was the problem the last few misses. For the first time since Folk was our kicker, I had doubts when he came in to this week. It’s like missing a short putt in golf. Once it gets in your head, it’s hard to get it out. I think the Cowboys could use some positive mental reinforcement from somewhere, to get past all of the negative publicity.

  3. April
    April says:

    I agree with you both Kelly and Michael. I think Tony should focus on just being the QB. there are so many other options the Cowboys have than using The Starting QB for the team. I’m just sayin if something goes wrong (not that anything would) I don’t think Tony needs to be under any more scruitiny than he already is. I’m going to pray because I don’t like the decision. There are a few positives like they could do a Fake field goal if they needed to probably not Sundays game but in the future. I will say Tony was good at holding in 06 with one exception.


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