Tony Romo

Dak, We Hardly Knew Ye

Posted on April 1st, by Rob Scichili in All, Dallas Cowboys. 5 comments

Holy cow, Jerry has done it again. BREAKING: ScoreBoardTX has learned that the Cowboys have agreed in principle to a trade that will send quarterback Dak Prescott  and Dallas’ first round pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the number one overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, as well as the 12th overall pick.

Amazing. No wonder the Cowboys held on to Tony Romo and did not trade nor release him. It’s clear that the organization still feels Tony has one more run in him, but this is a definite roll of the dice.

“Presently, we feel like we have a good shot as contenders for the Super Bowl this year,” Jerry told us, late Friday evening. “Dak is a wonderful player, but the fact is we were able to parlay a fourth round pick into the number one overall … Read More »

Weird is the New Norm For Romo

Posted on January 2nd, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

PHILADELPHIA – The Cowboys didn’t mess around by playing select key starters in this “Preseason-in-January’’ visit to Philly. But Tony Romo — who took his first regular-season snaps of the season for Dallas on Sunday when he entered the game for Dak Prescott on the Cowboys’ third possession — didn’t mess around, either.

“It felt good,” said Romo of his performance in Dallas’ 27-13 loss. “Weirdly, you kind of expect (success) when you go out there.”

Romo completed three of four passes for 29 yards, including a TD pass to Terrance Williams to give the Cowboys a 10-3 lead in the second quarter. On his first snap, he threw deep but incomplete. But he did complete three passes to lead the Cowboys to a score, aided by an Eagles pass interference call on a nice deep ball to Dez Bryant.

Following his short … Read More »

Romo Needs to Play

Posted on November 4th, by John Rhadigan in All, Dallas Cowboys. No Comments

If Tony Romo is healthy, then he should be starting for the Cowboys. Who’s with me? Anybody? (crickets) Come on people! Sports are not supposed to work this way. A franchise player is not supposed to lose his job because he missed a few games due to injury!

When Tyron Smith’s back stopped barking at him the Cowboys put him back in. Same with Dez Bryant, if he’s healthy he is back on the field. So why is it different with Tony? You say, “Because they are winning without him.” Well they won both games that Tyron did not play and all of those that Dez missed. Yet both those players were immediately granted their positions back because they are better than their back-ups. Guess what? So is Tony.

One thing we know about the NFL, you build a team from the … Read More »

Cowboys Move to 3-1 Thanks to Rooks

Posted on October 3rd, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys. No Comments

SANTA CLARA – You are on the road. A half-dozen of your team’s stars are in street clothes and you have a lifetime 2-8 record when two of those standouts, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, are sidelined together. You start the game down two touchdowns and the guys assigned with fixing that are led by a pair of rookies.

“At the start of training camp, would I have been able to predict success (in that situation)? Probably not. But after getting to know them, and seeing their work ethic and their talent and their character? Yes,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee told me after Dallas secured this unlikely 24-17 win on Sunday.

The “them” in question is the tandem of running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott, who do most everything together; they are part of the same rookie class, obviously. They … Read More »

The Cowboys’ Secret

Posted on June 20th, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

Over recent years, we’ve had fun with “Jerry Poppins” — the personality that comes out when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wishes to shove a spoonful of sugar down the throats of Cowboys fans — while always being able to then move down the hall to visit with Stephen Jones, Jerry’s more-grounded-in-reality son, who is also the COO here and in many regards the team’s GM.

Oh, Stephen can also talk in colorful catchphrases; he promised the Cowboys had “the secret sauce” a few seasons ago and it was no secret at all that Dallas finished 8-8, as it did three times straight earlier in this decade. But usually, while Jerry’s buoyant optimism (and unbridled salesmanship) puts a rosy spin on everything, Stephen takes a more conservative and stoic view.

So what to make of Stephen’s pronouncement this week that as it regards … Read More »

Cowboys QB Perspective

Posted on May 9th, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

IRVING – Much is being made of Dak Prescott being only the third QB drafted by the Cowboys since the early ’90s, and much is being made of the Mississippi State signal-caller being the “heir’’ to Tony Romo. Let’s unmake both of these memes, shall we?

By the numbers, it’s true about the drafting of QBs, and I’ve argued often that the Cowboys should be more like the Packers and take frequent stabs at unearthing quarterbacks in various rounds, simply because if you find gold in a QB in, say, in the fourth round, it’s so much more valuable than finding a guard or a safety there.

But there are some valid reasons for the “only three drafted in 20-plus years.’’ Those reasons include Troy Aikman and Romo.

Think about it: Once Dallas drafted Aikman in 1989 (and drafted another first-round QB in … Read More »

The Cowboys Draft Solution

Posted on March 9th, by Tom Fireoved in All, Dallas Cowboys, NFL. No Comments

Jerry Jones has received a lot of criticism over the past two decades for his general managerial skills (or lack thereof), and much of it well deserved. It has, after all, been 21 years since the Boys’ last danced in the big game, and Jones and company have managed only three playoff wins since that last Super Bowl victory in 1995. But you have to give the man his due in this regard – he doesn’t ever quit.

Now you may argue that is by no means a good thing, and you won’t get much of an argument from me in this case. I, like most of you reading this, thought the smart move would have been to hand off the torch many years ago to a qualified NFL general manager to run the football side of his empire (no one … Read More »

What Will Jerry Do?

Posted on February 29th, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys. No Comments

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones – driven by delusion, admiration or misdirection – is suggesting the Cowboys don’t need an heir to Tony Romo from this year’s NFL Draft. Or, for the next half-decade of NFL Drafts.

“What is the one unequivocal fact that you can count on relative to the preparation of this draft and on draft day is that I’m planning on Romo being the quarterback for the next four or five years,” Jones said Saturday while aboard the Cowboys “party bus” in Indy holding court for the Scouting Combine media. “That’s a fact. You won’t see a decision on draft day that will fly in the face of not believing, from our standpoint, that (Romo) will be our quarterback for four or five years.”

Delusional Jerry? Yes, because it’s not realistic to expect any QB to play this game to … Read More »

With Romo Comes Hope

Posted on November 23rd, by Mike Fisher in All, Dallas Cowboys, Football, NFL. No Comments

MIAMI – Two nights before the Cowboys’ game at Miami, Tony Romo celebrated his return to the field by having dinner with his Cowboys buddies, featuring a jokey cake that referenced a cocky brag from the movie Major League. Two hours after the 24-14 victory that ends Dallas’ seven-game losing streak and makes this season appear salvageable, Romo was on the team plane, a mini-boombox in one hand and a fat, unlit victory cigar in the other.

And what happened in between? The Cowboys are allowing themselves to believe it was a little bit magical … Romodini. “Nothing against Brandon and Matt,” Dez Bryant said of bus drivers Weeden and Cassel, “but we all know who our leader is.”

Man, how good it was for Cowboys Nation to see Tony Romo back on the field. Was he a bit rusty? Sure. That’s … Read More »

Channeling His Inner Jake Taylor

Posted on November 18th, by Rob Scichili in All, Dallas Cowboys. No Comments

We all knew that it was going to be tough sledding for the Cowboys for the next seven games when Tony Romo went down; definitely the first four or five in October without Dez Bryant as well.

But who saw a big goose egg in the win column coming over that stretch? I think most of us figured the Cowboys would at least be within a couple of games of .500. But 2-7? No.

And in a weak NFC East, even one or two wins while Romo was out would mean staying within striking distance of the division lead. Sorry, Charlie, you lose. Thanks for coming, though.

Romo finally returns to action this week as the Cowboys face the Dolphins. Anyone think that he can reverse Dallas’ record and fortunes for the season over the next seven games? Daunting, yes? Impossible? Maybe.

Ah, but someone … Read More »