Tony Romo better than the alternatives
OK, fine. What's your plan for the Dallas Cowboys to upgrade at the NFL's most important position?
Surely, you don't want the Cowboys to dump the fifth-rated passer in NFL history and just figure things out on the fly.
So far, Romo's tenure as the franchise quarterback for America's Team has been a football tragedy. He's been good enough to build up hope and break hearts over and over and over and over and over and over again.
Take Romo away, however, and there's no hope to begin with.
Fortunately, the torch-and-pitchforks mob that has formed on radio call-in lines, message boards and social media since Romo's poor performance in Sunday's de facto NFC East title game is being ignored by the Valley Ranch decision-maker(s). (Not sure if that's still plural, given the way Jerry Jones hammered away at head coach Jason Garrett's authority during the owner/general manager's recent radio appearance.)
The Cowboys, of course, are frustrated that Romo has authored only one playoff win since assuming the starting role in 2006. It's a painful past. But they rightfully fear a future without Romo.
"I don't like what's on the other side of the page," Jones said on KRLD-FM. "We've got a better chance to get to the Super Bowl relative to Tony Romo (staying with the Cowboys). We've got a much better chance."
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