By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Starless Cowboys, still not shinning
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)–It seems like when the lights are the brightest; the stars can’t be found.
This, unfortunately, describes the (2-3) Dallas Cowboys, whose stars on the side of their helmets have lost some of its luster after their lackluster 38 to 17 lost against the Chicago Bears in week 5.
Matter of fact, the Cowboys are looking really dull.
Plus, they are slowly losing their status of being called America’s team.
To be honest, they aren’t even the best team in Texas anymore. Can we say the Houston Texans?
As a result, Jerry Jones’ billion dollar playpen has been turned in a house of horror, especially after Tony Romo’s monstrous five interception mental meltdown on Monday Night Football.
With Romo’s latest letdown, trade rumors have resurfaced…. again.
Why? Because, after eight years and one playoff victory, Cowboy fans are starting to wonder whether Romo’s leadership will ever lead them to the Super Bowl.
Along with the Cowboy fans concerns, former Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann also offered his unwanted opinion with these harsh words, while during an interview on the Brady & Lang show on 590 The Fan Tuesday.
“Soon or later we have to come to the realization that Tony isn’t a very good quarterback,” Theismann said.
“He throws interceptions that (make) you shake your head. If it’s all the wide receivers’ fault then maybe he should get some new wide receivers, or they need to come up with some new route combinations that guys can understand.”
”What hit me last night is, Tony isn’t really that good,” Theismann exclaimed.
“Just because he wears a star on his helmet — we all think that people who are Dallas Cowboys, ‘ooh they’re wonderful and ooh they’re terrific, ooh they’re the next Roger Staubach’ or whatever the heck they want to say. They’re full of bologna. ”
“Tony makes bad decisions with the football. And I’ll tell you something else; he missed two wide open touchdowns last night that nobody’s talking about. Forget about the five interceptions; he misses Miles Austin and Dez Bryant with easy touchdown throws, and he airmails the ball over their heads.”
“You can say, ‘well, everybody has a bad game.’ Tony has too many bad games. Tony Romo is not a very good quarterback. Somebody has to say it so I just did. He should be a lot better, or the reputation he’s carried should have him play a lot better.”
While many people continue to criticize Romo, statisicatically on paper he still is considered an elite quarterback, even though he hasn’t won a Super Bowl.
Considered the fact that ever since he was named the starting quarterback in Dallas, he has won 49 games as a starter, completed 1773 of his 2743 pass attempts (64. 6 completion percentage) for 21,982 yards with 154 TDs, 80 interceptions and a career QB rating of 95.9.
This is the main reason, after last season, which he threw for over 4,000 yards, with 31 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions, people are expecting more from the Dallas Cowboy signal caller.
There is still a lot of football left in Dallas and Tony Romo will continue to provide the necessary drama that will keep the Cowboys’ fans clapping their hands and covering their face at the same time.
Note: The Drama continued after the Cowboys 29-31 lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in the final seconds of the game when a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal sailed to the left. Despite the loss, Romo had a decent performance by completing 25 passes out of 36 attempts with 261 yards, two TDs and one interception.