If you’ve been ranking on Tony Romo all season, or for his entire career, then you’ll get a chance to see what the Dallas Cowboys can do without him. Dallas announced today that Romo has a herniated disc in his back and will need surgery. Recover time is three or four months so he’ll be back next season.
In the meantime the Dallas Cowboys have an important game coming up against the Philadelphia Eagles. The winner of that game will take the NFC East title. The loser will need help.
It’s important to note that despite the diagnosis, Tony Romo has not definitely been ruled out. His own take is that the injury won’t keep him out of the game. Criticize his play if you will but you can’t knock his tenacity.
The big question for all the anti-Romo crowd mongers is whether or not you believe Kyle orton is a better quarterback. Romo has thrown 31 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. He’s completing 63% of his passes and has almost 4,000 yards this season.
Yes, he’s thrown some critical interceptions at times and that’s been the knock on him for years, that he falters when the biggest games are at hand. Maybe, just maybe, if the Cowboys had any kind of defense, Tony Romo might not have to be perfect to make people happy. Dallas ditched their defensive coordinator from last season and brough in Monte Kiffin. So far, it hasn’t worked out that well. The Dallas Cowboys have the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL in terms of yards. In case you didn’t know, that’s out of 32 teams.
Tony Romo doesn’t need your support or a pair of glasses. He needs a defense.