Dallas Cowboys Need to Consider Trading Tony Romo

J.P. ScottSenior Analyst IJune 13, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 04:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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How much time does Bill Parcells’ stamp of approval buy one man?

That question remains to be answered as we enter yet another NFL season with Tony Romo under center for the Dallas Cowboys.

Romo’s mere presence on Dallas’ roster can be traced back to Bill Parcells claiming he had discovered another diamond in the rough.  Suffice to say, outside of Romo’s statistics, there has been more rough than diamond.

If you are a fantasy football guy, Romo is money when healthy.  He’s gonna put up all kinds of yard and throw 30 touchdowns every season. 

The average Dallas Cowboy fan, however, would trade all of that for 2 or 3 playoff wins.  After all, the Cowboys, “America’s Team” if you will, have tallied a grand total of one playoff win over the past 15 years. 

Part of the problem is what I call “The Notre Dame Theory”, where like the Irish, the Cowboys, mostly because of their history and massive fan base, are saddled with big expectations every season.  The truth of the matter is that the Dallas Cowboys are no different than any other team in the NFL.

Given that fact, maybe it’s time for Dallas to pull the trigger on a franchise quarterback of the future NOT named Tony Romo.  They jumped several spots in the draft this season to grab a corner.  Is it too much to ask, knowing you have a young stud at running back and a young receiver with limitless potential to build around, to consider going after a young quarterback?

In today’s NFL, you are either winning now or building to win soon.  Dallas is doing neither.  Instead, Jerry Jones and company keep on applying band-aids to this collection of pieces with no purpose.

It’s time to start fresh. It’s time for Dallas to think about dealing Romo while he’s still relatively young and has some value.  Teams like Arizona, Seattle, and Jacksonville would hand over their first born for the likes of Tony Romo. 

Unless the Cowboys and Romo are raising The Lombardi Trophy in February, they might want to give that idea some serious thought.