Skip to comments.Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys should part ways after latest loss
Posted on 12/31/2012 1:17:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
The Dallas Cowboys needed quarterback Tony Romo to come up big against the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. Instead, he threw three interceptions, including a crucial fourth-quarter pick that contributed to the Cowboys' season-ending loss. After the latest down moment in Romo's inconsistent career, I think it's time for Dallas to move on; it's time for the Cowboys to cut ties with Romo.
Romo's one of those guys who seems to do really well when it doesn't count, but when it counts, he doesn't get the job done. It's not because he's not smart; it's not because he's not athletic; it's not because he doesn't have ability. He just doesn't do what he needs to, and I think his performance Sunday was a prime example of that.
First, I just don't think he was sharp; he was throwing the ball behind people and so forth. On that big fourth-quarter interception, he was just fooled; Rob Jackson made a good play for the Redskins, but Romo was just fooled.
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His O-line is swiss cheese.
Romo has already been offered a new job at a Dallas funeral home as a pallbearer. That way he has the opportunity to let everyone down one more time.
What are you talking about. Aren’t they blaming Jessica Simpson for the loss????? (lingering after effects)
They are America’s team-just look at the crime statistics
What Dallas needs is a quarterback that can put the team on his back, and win with a one dimensional passing game.
The two or three quarterbacks who can do that are spoken for.
So, they are left with Romo. Dallas didn’t lose because of Romo...Romo was just not able to drag the team over the line. Too much was asked of him.
He’s an above average quarterback...not great, but above average. And he is playing on a team that barely broke 100 yards rushing, and bizzarely did not change the game plan when faced with constant blitzes.
I know the danger of saying ‘he can’t win the big ones’. We used to say that about Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City...but it turns out the team has been absolutely pitifully lousy without him. So be careful what you wish for, Dallas fans.
Don’t get rid of Romo, unless you have a replacement lined up, who is better than him.
Absolutely nothing will change for the better at the Dallas Cowboys organization until Jerry Jones is no longer the owner/coach/general manager.
And next season the ESPN experts will pick Dallas again to win the SB.
Both teams aren't going to win with who they got now so WTH, plus maybe a change of scenery would help both get over the hump
Jerry Jones is a crook who stole millions of infrastructure money and buried it in that stadium (paying off the Arlington city council with lifetime box seats).
Lots of parts of south Arlington have suffered flooding and other problems because their tax dollars were diverted.
Jilt Jerry J. first, then clean the rest of the house.
It's called Brett Favre Syndrome. Romo threw too many picks to expect to win.
As a Cowboy fan, last night was heartbreaking, but it's still amazing that they were only one game away from Division Champs.
This is a coaching problem, not a quarterback problem.
At least I can take solace in the fact that the Giants were knocked out of the playoffs too. Maybe this year we can actually have a GOOD team win the Super Bowl, instead of watching a mediocre team get lucky.
A new GM would be nice.
As a die hard Cowboys fan, I somewhat agree. He never has had a great running game to support him though. Do many teams have a great running game anymore?
Well.. I absolutely despise the Cowboys, but in fairness, three of their five SB wins have come since Jones took over the team.
I was just going to write something about another Monday after the big game, another Dallas fan whining about Tony Romo. Then I realized the person doing the “whining” was Gil Brandt, the former VP of Player Personnel for the Cowboys.
If he thinks it’s time for Romo to go, it must be time. But I also think it’s time for Jerry Jones to go with him.
Every year there are new rules changes favoring the air game. Every year, there are new rules affording protections to quarterbacks and wide receivers that neither defenders nor running backs and O-linemen enjoy. Every play, in play after play, pass receivers get away with push-offs, holds, and blatant pass-interference. On every passing down at least one, and usually several offensive linemen are flagrantly holding, and only the most egregious outrages are flagged. Quarterbacks are allowed to pretend that a player 15 yards from where a deliberately grounded ball lands is "in the area," or that by scooting -- usually in the grasp of a defender -- outside of a box five yards wide they aren't obviously grounding the ball.
This sissified version of "football" is what the NFL believes that fans want to see.
The result is: you don't have a premiere quarterback, you don't have a prayer. There are lots of Tony Romo's in the NFL. In previous decades, some of their teams would be heading to the playoffs.
Look, an NFL QB thread. Let’s see if there is some way we can work Tim Tebow into the conversation.
That last SB win was 17 years ago, and they’re a 500 club since then.
If mini RG3 played Dallas all by himself how many touchdowns would he win by?
Tony Romo has been play for 10 seasons and has exactly as many post-season victories as Tim Tebow.
Sure. Get a new coach in there. That's the ticket.
This is probably the case. Jerry wants to win, he will spend huge money to win, he will do everything you want an owner to do to win - except hire a solid GM and coach and just get the heck out of the way. He's just a huge ego who can't even admit he screwed up splitting with Johnson.
The Redskins had a similar problem, but Snyder figured out that he had to hire a GM and a professional coach and step back and let things go forward largely without him. Because of that the skins' put themselves in a position to compete for championships for probably many years to come.
Romo is a good quarterback, but not a great one. He will probably do well in a smaller market city where he can exceed expectations, but in Dallas he is never going to measure. Romo is one of those guys who looks awesome in practice, attends all the meetings, works extra late, knows the playbook inside and out, but when the pressure is on he just seems to forget all of that and choke.
You must psychic. Check out post #19.
Yikes....Romo is going to be 33 next season. For some reason I thought he was younger. Time is running out.
Thanks MinorityRepublican. More Black Monday NFL stuff, Perdogg.
D’oh! Wow! LOL! That is all.
That was funny. :)
The team's had problems and little to no postseason to show for all of the pomp and circumstanc of the Cowboys as an organization. But it is not all Romo's fault. This is a coaching problem (and ultimately a GM problem). If Tom Coughlin had been head coach of Dallas for the past 10 years, it's likely Romo would have several rings.
I used to say the same thing after Dan Snyder bought the Redskins. But, apparently, Shanahan laid down the law to Dan when he was hired and Shanahan seems to know what he’s doing. No more multi-million dollar deals to over-the-hill stars. Snyder’s ownership resume is filled with them. Shanahan drafts a couple of solid guys and now the Redskins are playing like they want to win a championship.
You know, that Tebow is such a poor quarterback, that the Redskins used up all of their blitzes on Romo last night instead of wasting them on Tebow.
Romo still thinks football only has 3 quarters and doesn’t understand why they have to be on the field for an additional 15 minutes!
I read somewhere that the league is looking into that Denver victory over Pittsburgh in last year’s playoffs.
They are going to decide if Tebow’s mechanics are so bad that it might be necessary to void the Denver win and award the victory to Pittsburgh.
I think the Cowboys will wait until Matt Stafford’s contract in Detroit is up and they go after him.
Stafford is the perfect QB for the Cowboys...he’s a hometown boy, and despite the Lions lousy season, he shows he can be a great quarterback in this league.
Somewhere along the line the moniker 'America's Team' was bestowed upon the Dallas Cowboys. It may go back to the Tom Landry days, a coach I respected ... but, as a long time Bronco fan, I resented that term every time some talking head sports announcer uttered the words. I'm sure Steeler, Raider, Packer fans, etc., felt the same way. Anytime I watch the Dallas Cowboys play I'm for the other team. Jerry Jones makes it easy.
Yeah, the REDSKINS.........
The problem is that you need a great quarterback to win the Super Bowl unless you have impeccable defense kind of like Baltimore Ravens.
Considering that the Steelers are officially Team Obama, I wouldn't doubt it. Old Man Rooney could lobby for this in the interests of "fairness", and Obama would gleefully comply.
I never tire of pointing out that the Steelers are the only team with an owner in Obama's cabinet. No true conservative would ever root for them.
This is an interesting idea. Stafford is a stud, and would fit in at Dallas well. I think he’s still young too.
Romo is the A-Rod of quarterbacks, great stats, except for when it really counts.
I don't begrudge anyone having one non-conference team they hate, as long as there's a reason. However, the media invented the America's Team moniker, so I don't think it's fair to hold that against Dallas.
And you were right. Snyder had the "Jerry syndrome". He had cronies doing GM duty, threw out huge contracts to players who came to DC only to get paid, etc. That's what Jerry does. The difference is Snyder realized his problem and changed completely. Jerry never will.
I bet they would love Tim Tebow. Tebow needs to play for a red state team. He got screwed in NY becauase of his love for god. NY sportswriters hate that stuff.
“As a die hard Cowboys fan, I somewhat agree. He never has had a great running game to support him though. Do many teams have a great running game anymore?”
The best season the Cowboys ever had was 1989, they went 1-15.
“It may go back to the Tom Landry days, a coach I respected ...”
Tom Landry celebrated his 21st birthday piloting a bomber through flak over Germany. He was more than just a good coach.
I’d also like to point out that Romo has more postseason wins than Matt Ryan, whom the media drools over every year, only to watch him blow it in the first round.
Let it go. Romo will never win.
Superbowls in 2007 & 2011...pretty lucky!
BTW, when was the last millenium when the Cowgirls even won a playoff game?
I also delight in rooting against all things New York. It must be because I'm a conservative.
The whole “America’s Team” thing was a creation of Tex Schramm with the help of his good buddy NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. It was actively pushed by the NFL. The end result is that the Cowboys are the queens of the bandwagon and T-shirt fans.
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