Originally Posted by Risen Star
Good stuff, percy.
It's easy to blame Romo. It's lazy too.
Look, I've been accused of being a hater over the years. Mostly because I'm not afraid to criticize my own team. But I can not lay the blame on this team's failures on the QB. That's not to say he hasn't made mistakes, but when you look at his overall body of work he's been good enough to win with. The rest of the team hasn't.
So if you want to plan on winning next year you start with Tony Romo and build around that. Let's actually do this Romo-friendly thing the owner talked about years ago.
He's not entirely blameless in this.
Yes, they need to upgrade the lines. They also need to put a bigger emphasis on the run game, and lessen Romo's load. He cannot carry this team to where we would all like to see the Cowboys go to.
He has had to bear too much of the burden, and he cracks in the biggest spots. His play on Sunday night was abysmal, as was the play of the line and the adjustments from the coaching staff. When he doesn't play at a high level, they cannot win.
They need to change that formula so it isn't all on Romo. They also need to find his successor and begin to groom him.