Reeling Cowboys In For a Surprise, Not This Year Romo!

Jason HoljesContributor IMay 7, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 28:  Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles talks with Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys after their game on December 28, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Cowboys 44-6.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Terrell Owens departure might have been a sigh of relief to a Dallas Franchise in need of a change, but was this change orchestrated by ESPN who undoubtedly wants this franchise to follow in the Patriots' footsteps?  Terrell Owens' production speaks for itself and if you deduct it from the Cowboys offense it makes Jason Whitten look more like Mercedes Lewis and Roy Williams as a Jerry Porter look-a-like!  I believe Buffalo made a distinctive gain by adding a consumate pro if I was consulted on this matter. 

The Cowboys are not built in that mold and have never been constructed to fit it.  Realistically, they are built in the Oakland Raider/Al Davis mold which relies on the right mix of talented young players and the wily veterans needed to fill holes that the young talent doesn't fill. 

In reality this is a team that has lost its best player since they have lost the talent of the likes of Aikman, Smith, and Irvin—the trio who use to dominate in old Texas Stadium and brought championships to Dallas. 

But if you ask anyone else who is mired in a division that is tired of the Dallas hype what they think about Dallas's recent moves?They would say not what you would want to hear as a Cowboy fan, would they? They would snicker, and laugh because most believe that Dallas has jettisoned the best player the franchise has seen since the aforementioned trio of vets took the storied franchise to three Super Bowl wins in the 90's. 

Personally, I believe that without T.O. and add the massive underachieving NFL Draft that the Dallas War Room put up, Dallas' only glimmer of hope to get into the playoffs is that they play in the NFC, but even saying that is a stretch anymore.  

Now add Tony Romo's woes in December, not to mention his tri-annual playoff appearance busts, to me this just spells disaster.  I do like Roy Williams the wide-out, but not what they gave up for him. There could be a little hope, but not Super Bowl hope, especially with an all of a sudden rejuvenated offense in Philadelphia, a solid defense in Washington, and the stout team in New York. The Cowboys might send Romo packing to Cancun for good after this season.