The Dallas Cowboys are stuck in no man’s land, the NFL’s version of purgatory. They are a .500 team. Never good enough to be a real Super Bowl contender, but never bad enough to get the top draft picks. If history has shown us anything, it is that great NFL teams are built through the draft. To get those early picks however, you almost always have to go through a few years of the struggle. While Tony Romo may have his share of problems, the truth is he is just too good for this team to ever be that bad.
The Romo haters out there are probably losing their mind on this one, but it is true. The guy’s numbers are too solid. Yes, he makes bone-headed plays. Yes, he has occasionally crumbled under pressure. But, for the most part, he is a dependable QB who can get a few more wins out of a team then they should.
This would be great if he was surrounded by a young up and coming team with tons of talent. The recent Cowboys however look a lot more like an old washed out team struggling to deal with inflated contracts. In that situation, not Romo or anyone else can win. But the guy does pretty good with what he has to work with. That’s the problem. Romo doesn’t do great, but he sure does do pretty good.
If the Cowboys ever want to be great again, they will need to get rid of Romo. Not because he is a loser, but because he is the wrong guy at the wrong time. The Cowboys need someone who can come in here and be awful for a couple years. Earn us a bunch of low picks. Only then can the Cowboys clean out the roster, clear out the contracts, and start rebuilding for a chance at another championship.