Dallas Cowboys: Tony Romo Should Not Have to Compete with Jon Kitna for Job

Ryan NeimanContributor IIIApril 5, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett believes Tony Romo should compete for his job to earn the right to be named the starting quarterback.

Bennett praised Jon Kitna's performance after Romo's season ending shoulder injury.  

According to ESPN.com, Bennett proclaimed, "I hope there's a chance for a quarterback competition this year. He made some things happen in limited time, so I think if he got a longer chance, he'd be able to do more."

Should there even be a debate as to who should be the starting quarterback for America's team? And a better question is: Where does Bennett, a second-string tight end who has not lived up to his potential, have the nerve to question if Romo should be the quarterback?

Jon Kitna has shown flashes of greatness, but there is a reason why he has never thrived as a starting quarterback in previous destinations.

Kitna does not have great field awareness, and he is an interception machine.

However, Cowboys fans should acknowledge the respectable job Kitna did during the short time he was the play-caller while winning four of the nine games he started.  

The Cowboys were actually enjoyable to watch again after a dismal start to the season with a 1-5 record.

Even through the success Kitna endured last season, do the Cowboys really have a shot of winning it all with him?

Let's not be naive.

It was just a couple of games where he excelled.

If you look at Kitna's track record, you know he is not a proven winner.

Tony Romo is 39-22 as a starter while throwing 16,650 yards and 118 touchdowns in his career.  

He has set franchise records in the Cowboys organization for yards and touchdown passes in a season. 

The Cowboys were 1-5 under Romo last season, but we can not blame it entirely on him.

Their defense, which was suppose to be one of the best in the league, was not living up to their name.

And a name the Cowboys should easily pencil in as their starter for the upcoming season is Tony Romo.

To name Kitna as the starting quarterback would be an insult to their loyal fan base.

This is a no-brainer and a competition to see who should be the starting quarterback is pointless.

Martellus Bennett, April Fools has passed.

You have to be Kitna me.