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Tony Romo’s Day Out

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The Dallas Cowboys have overall, had a higher time possession than opponents, and being fourth place in the NFC East, their game against the Carolina Panthers was hindered starting with their first play. Tony Romo threw three interceptions in the first half; the outlook became even darker along the span of the game with only six seconds left in the third quarter, when he suffered a collar bone injury by Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers (and will be predicted to be out for the rest of the season).  One cannot forget that the franchise signed Romo into a six year 108 million dollar deal in which he received 50 million dollars up front. This would cement the deal between the franchise, and Romo, especially guaranteeing their investment.

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As the defending NFC East champions, their investment shows hints of risk with Tony Romo’s history of injuries. The interceptions made by Panthers players #20 Kurt Coleman and #59 Luke Kuechley shifted the game into the hands of the foe and reflected the lack of cohesion in the home team, while in Cam Newton’s offense which he rushed for Carolina’s only offensive touchdown. These actions put Carolina 11-0 and put them on a 15, regular season game winning streak. While the Cowboys have had good improvisation skills with Tony Romo as the head, they have yet to be able to hold their own recently.

The NFC East can still be won, but the future visage of the Dallas Cowboys’ outcome is ambiguous, and possibly grim. One could argue that the large investment into getting Tony Romo on their team was wasted by injuries, but naysayers must remember that investments are something not short term, but produces results over a longer period of time. Tony Romo over his career has shown promise in his ability to make a team productive like clockwork, but a team must have enough ‘moxy’ in itself to stay afloat without a star player. Tony Romo must also grow with the team, as any good leader must display over time. The loss of Tony Romo means that the Dallas Cowboys will need to prove their worth after the body of their team lost one of their more important limbs. Although the light at the end of the tunnel has become a bit dimmer in recent times, they will have a few more chances to prove their glory, under the guise of new QB, Matt Cassel. If Matt Cassel possesses the ability to bring the team together, the Dallas Cowboys will have a fighting chance moving into the rest of the season.



Email: Llowreyr@asu.edu


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