Tony Romo set to return soon?
It’s finally here Cowboys fans. Well just fans in general. Back in late August, week 3 of the preseason Tony Romo (36) took an awkward hit by Cliff Avril to his back sending him to the sidelines for more than half of the season. Looking at last season, Cowboys fans all over were trembling at what seemed to be another possibly 4-12 season so-to-speak. We’ve seen how much this Cowboys team struggled without their signal caller last season compared to previous seasons, and seeing how not having a solid back up QB on the roster can do to a team. In the preseason, fans saw what Dak Prescott was able to do, but the biggest concern at the time was that he was facing vanilla defenses, so there were a lot of doubts and concerns coming into week 1.
Fast forward nine weeks into the season and the Cowboys are sitting at 7-1 and Dak Prescott has taken the league by storm. Each week more and more questions are raised about the return of Tony Romo. Many fans at this point are content with what this Dallas team is doing currently without Romo and believe that there’s no need for change. Others feel that after 12 seasons with the Cowboys and being the starter since mid-2006 that Romo deserves the respect and chance to prove himself back in the line up once he’s healthy and feels that he can still perform at a high level.
So what do you do now? This isn’t easy to answer or decision. Each week I feel for Romo as I know deep down inside he wishes he was the one on the field leading the Cowboys to victory. Dak proved that he can win on the road, win under pressure in Jerry’s world with the whole world watching on prime time, and proved he didn’t need one of Romo’s biggest targets Dez Bryant to win as Bryant himself was dealing with a knee issue as he was sidelined after week 3. Now that Romo was medically cleared for full practice this past Monday, rumors are starting to soar that Romo can potentially see the field in week 10 on the road at Pittsburgh. Personally I don’t think that’s the right time. I think Romo’s best chance is week 11 vs Baltimore right before the Thanksgiving game.
I know a lot of fans and just people in general won’t agree with me, but as someone who’s watched every Cowboys game with Tony Romo under center I truly believe he deserves the chance to go on the field when he feels he’s ready. If Romo were to take a back seat and publicly announce that he’s going to finish the season serving as the back up to the rookie well hey much respect and Thank You Tony for all the memories you’ve given us, but if Romo says he’s ready and ready to really find out how good he is after what Dak has done for the team and potentially favored to come out of the NFC, I think he deserves that right to prove himself for what he has done leading up to his injury.