It was only halftime. Those first 30 minutes were rough, sure, but there was still more football to play. Tony knew it, his coaches and teammates knew it, and all were depending on his guidance toward victory. Well, that or not screwing up.
Sure he might have fumbled and thrown a pick all within a span of thirty seconds, but Tony bounced back and marched for a score before the end of the half, leaving the Cowboys within three of the Bears on Monday Night Football last night. The third quarter was a wondrous place of possibility. What lied ahead: a winning record, strong footing in the division, a Super Bowl championship, and all of the accompanying orgies.
Who knew Rony Tomo would rear his ugly head? Certainly not his alter ego. His teammates were probably expecting it, but they never really had a chance to stop it. Not when Tomo would account for two TD returns of his own malicious design. Jerry Jones’ worst enemy might be his own hubris, but Rony Tomo has to be somewhere high on that list. I can’t think of anyone who has ruined Dallas’ playoff chances more than Tomo—not even the collective might of the Coughlin-era New York Giants.
It must be stated that even though the game turned into a blowout it could have gone either way. This piece could just as easily be talking about Cay Jutler, and had that circus performance that was the second quarter spilled into the rest of the game I’m sure I’d have some words for both QBs. But shockingly, for once, he wasn’t out there sabotaging his team.
Being vilified isn’t new to Tony Romo; he’s been putting up with Tomo’s shenanigans for quite some time. The question is: how many times does Rony Tomo need to screw up before management’s patience wears thin?
Dallas needs stability at the quarterback position, so why not give Orton a shot?
Dammit, these guys are SUPPOSED to be professionals. Isn’t Vince Young still a free agent?