Why Tony Romo Is Better Off With a Different Team

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field after throwing his fifth interception against the Chicago Bears at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 34-18.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Tony Romo needs a new team. 

Romo is a phenomenal NFL quarterback, but he's never going to be a winner with the Dallas Cowboys.

For his career, he has completed 64.6 percent of his passes, has thrown for 21,982 yards with 154 touchdowns and only 80 interceptions for a passer rating of 95.9—No. 4 all time in career passer rating

So, what's wrong?

Ever since Jimmy Johnson left Dallas, the Cowboys have been a hot mess with Jerry Jones calling all the shots. 

Sure, there's plenty of talent on the roster, and it's hard to find a wide receiving corps more "talented" than the one assembled in Dallas. When Austin Miles, Dez Bryant and Kevin Ogletree are on top of their games, they're tough to stop.

Unfortunately for Romo, his offensive line is so defunct that watching them whiff on blocks can be like watching a bad car accident—it's ugly, but you can't turn away. Also, his receivers tend to develop the cursed butterfingers disease at the worst possible moments. 

Furthermore, Jones has a coaching staff that is highly overrated.

I keep wondering when Jones will finally wake up to the fact that Jason Garrett isn't a legit head coach, but judging from what we've seen so far, that revelation isn't going to happen. 

And don't even get me started with Rob Ryan—a man whose name carries much weight, but whose skills as a playcaller don't stand up to his brother or his father.

The biggest reason Romo needs a new team, though, is that ever since he muffed that field goal snap in Seattle in the playoffs at the end of the 2006 season, he's had a shadow cast over him that won't go away until he's no longer a Cowboy. 

Nobody believes he's capable of winning big games with Dallas, and you wonder if he's plagued by the same thought. 

Simply put, the man needs a fresh start.

Imagine Romo with a team like the the San Francisco 49ers, or even the Kansas City Chiefs—teams with good general managers and a sound base of talent.

He'd be exactly what those teams needed to get them over the top on offense, and the chance to make a new beginning would revitalize his career. 


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