Cowboys Stadium More Trouble Than It's Worth

Lee TawilContributor ISeptember 21, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys before a game between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Oklahoma Sooners at Cowboys Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It was supposed to be a huge night for the Dallas Cowboys as they opened their billion dollar circus of a stadium. But just as they closed their old stadium, the Cowboys disappointed their fans by ripping their hearts out. This time it was against their arch-rival the New York Giants.

Which begs the question, why does Jerry Jones continue to put his team in the spotlight?

They obviously have a hard time when it comes to performing in the big spot, but Jerry is too busy trying to be an entertainer to realize it. If anyone is hurting this very talented team, I would have to say it is Jerry Jones.

When the pressure is not on this team, they can look very impressive. Their Septembers have been successful, and their Decembers have been abysmal. So why, if you are Jerry Jones, would you have a game in September that has so much buzz around it?

The Cowboys need to rack up all of the victories that they can during the early part of the season, so that when their perennial late-season collapse occurs, they have some leeway.

As for Romo, he is too hot and cold as a quarterback for the Cowboys to rely on him in the long run. I am as big of a Romo as there is, and I feel that this past game against the Giants has shown me all I need to know. Plain and simple, he does not handle pressure in the correct way.

His passes become erratic, and he looks very uncomfortable in the pocket.

This is a guy who is extremely mobile, and ever since Bill Parcells took control of him, he has lost his instinct and unique qualities that made him so tough for defenses to defend.

At the end of the day, the Cowboys, from my point of view, are a team that can succeed when there is minimal pressure. But once that pressure kicks in, they seem to fold. When that is the case, you will not be able to win consistently in the NFL no matter how much talent you have.

And no, Jerry, there is nothing you can buy to fix a problem like that.