The Dallas Cowboys might be "America's Team" or the #1 Franchise Team in the United States of America right now, but without seeing a Super Bowl in over 10 years, nothing is great about the Cowboys. Ever since losing star Quarterback Troy Aikman after the 2000 season, Dallas saw starters in Vinny Testaverde, Quincy Jackson, Chad Hutchinson, and former Patriot, Drew Bledsoe. None of these guys were good enough to get Dallas back to the Big Game and take home the Lombardi Trophy.
2006 was another story however, as Dallas picked up young hot Tony Romo as a third stringer. Young Romo would get his start though, just a few short weeks later, kicking off his Cowboys career by sending Dallas to four straight victories. Head coach Bill Parcells announced he was benching starter Drew Bledsoe, and Tony Romo was now the starting Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.
With this decision, Romo led Dallas through the rest of the season. including an astonishing Thanksgiving Day game where he threw for five touchdowns and no picks. Romo ended the 2006 regular season with 2,903 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
The Cowboys played in the opening Wild Card round, an away game in Seattle. Dallas was down by 1 with very little time remaining, and attempted a 19-yard field goal. Romo would botch the hold, ending Dallas's season. Romo however, played in the Pro Bowl.
The 2007 season was a season for the Cowboys to kick off again, making another run for the postseason. With Romo as the starting Quarterback, Dallas won the first game of the season, beating the team that would go on to win the Super Bowl, the New York Giants. Romo would lead Dallas through the months of September, October, and November with good stats. Dallas signed him to a contract, making Romo stay with them for 11 seasons.
In a December game, Tony Romo set an all-time Cowboys record of throwing for more than 4,000 yards in a regular season. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys ended the season at 13-3, clinching a home-field and a bye in the postseason. Again, Tony Romo was unable to lead his Cowboys to a win, losing to a Wild Card team that beat Tampa Bay in opening round, a team that would go on to win Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants.
At the start of 2008 however, "America's Team's" Fan's had questions and concerns about Tony Romo's leadership and if he could take the Cowboys to the Superbowl without choking in his first two playoff games. Romo started off nicely again, leading Dallas to a 28-10 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Though things might of been looking good for Dallas, The Cowboys were set to face the Eagles in Philadelphia, PA. Romo was unable to get anything started for his Cowboys, throwing for 183 Yards and no TD's but with three turnovers. The Eagles capitalized, winning the Game 44-6, and sending the Cowboys back to Texas. Romo again was unable to get the job done.
With these facts, Tony Romo is not the man to get the job done in the playoffs. Dallas needs to rally back with some answers and plans if the Cowboys EVER want to see the Super Bowl again. Tony Romo is NOT the Quarterback to get them there.
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