Tony Romo: Fantasy Owners Wise to Part Ways with Struggling Cowboys QB

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 2, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after a 34-18 loss against the Chicago Bears at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo gave sour fantasy owners five excellent reasons to dump him from their roster after Monday night.

Romo tossed five interceptions to the Chicago Bears defense in a 34-18 drubbing at home. As a result, countless Romo owners awoke Tuesday morning looking for answers.

Although I don't have any way to explain Monday night's wretched performance, I do have a simple answer for confused and bitter fantasy owners who expected more from Romo this season after his tremendous opening night performance: Part ways with him.

The veteran has given us no reason to believe that he will turn things around anytime soon. Dallas is on a bye in Week 5 and will return to play the Baltimore Ravens on the road in Week 6 in a matchup that promises to bring out the worst in Romo again.

Not only do the Ravens boast an opportunistic secondary much like the Chicago Bears, but Romo's poor play has become a trend over the past three weeks. 

After dazzling at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants in Week 1, throwing for 307 yards and three touchdowns, Romo has come completely unraveled over the last month. He has passed for only two touchdowns and a whopping seven interceptions since the start of Week 2, ouch.

Romo's fantasy production has declined every week since Week 1, hitting rock bottom the last two weeks against Tampa Bay and Chicago at home. 

It's not even a matter of benching Romo for the next two weeks, but instead dropping him completely, or of course trading him away for something in return if you can. Monday night was not a one-time occurrence for No. 9, and quite frankly there are better fantasy options out there.

More than 20 NFL quarterbacks are out-performing Romo across fantasy football leagues this season, including Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel

Tony Romo has gone from being a disappointment to a liability for fantasy owners this season. He is too big a risk at this point to hang onto any longer. 

The best decision Romo owners can make heading into Week 5 is to part ways with their quarterback and look elsewhere for a star-like performance. 


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