By Dan Graziano
The Dallas Cowboys
' angst-ridden season has inspired some interesting Hot Button debate topics over at ESPNDallas.com, and today's is no exception. Ben Rogers and Calvin Watkins take up the question of which individual in a Cowboys leadership position is more trustworthy
-- quarterback Tony Romo
or head coach Jason Garrett?
Ben picks Romo, based on the idea that the quarterback has won more, proven more and has had to work so much harder for his opportunity.
Calvin takes the side of Garrett, based on his belief (articulated in this column he recently wrote
) that Romo is regressing and that Garrett has shown an ability to learn from his mistakes.
I side with Ben on this one. I agree with Calvin's belief that Garrett is not yet as good a football coach as he might someday be, and that Garrett is intelligent and circumspect enough to know what he needs to do better. But while Romo is not having as great a year as he had last year, he's got more in the NFL bank than Garrett does. Romo has won games in the fourth quarter -- a lot more often than he's lost them, in fact. He was one of the very few bright spots on a 2011 team that came within one game of winning the division, and past performance indicates that he's a better bet to improve by the end of this season than Garrett is. I don't know if Garrett will ever be a great NFL head coach. I've seen
Romo play like a great NFL quarterback. I'd trust him more.
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