I wanted to give myself some time to recover before I typed anything I would regret. I needed to sleep on it to make sure I really felt this way. The problem was I couldn’t sleep. The thought that kept going in and out of my mind was: Has the bad Tony Romo started to outshine the good?
Another game, another turnover. In this case it was turnovers. Make no doubt about it, this one hurt. I will not say that the last INT was entirely Romo’s fault. But as he said it came out of his hand so he will put that one on him. It goes without saying: Tony is the best cowboy QB since Aikman. That we know. The question is can he lead this team to the Super Bowl? Hey, 13-3 regular seasons, home playoff games and potential playoff runs don’t happen every year..just ask the Patriots. An 0-2 post season record and at least one turnover in 15 of the last 16 games will not get it done. It was after the first INT that I yelled out my first, “every game”. After the third I starting to get the scary vision that Tony Romo may end up being a new version of Jake Plummer. He can make plays with his feet, he will be exciting as hell, but he will have at least one turnover every game. The way the defense played yesterday, and for the past month, they deserved better. Look what Big Ben did. I know he was at home but he made the plays to win. Before this year I would have given you two QB’s that I would rather have than Romo(Brady & P Manning). Now, I can think of 5…with at least 8 more that are very debatable.
Hey, the season is not over and Tony’s career can not be defined by one bad game. He will have the next 3 weeks and hopefully more to prove he can lead the Cowboys to the big game. But make no mistake about it. The bloom is off the Romo rose. A disapointing finish to this year will do nothing but make these rumblings a whole lot louder.