Originally Posted by CowboysFanSince88
Any Cowboys fan who watches the games knows that Romo does have time to throw on certain downs but has sometimes made crucial mistakes. Yes the line can use some improvement but that excuse for me is too convenient because as the QB you have to adjust to the O-Line you have and make plays. I;m sure he can't walk up to Jerry Jones and say I would be able to play better if the O-line was a lot stronger. So Romo needs to accept that this is the line he is playing with the rest of the season and try to do his best to be effective. If he feels the other team's defense is rushing a lot then it's up to him to communicate that to the coach so they can work together to make an adjustment. Also no QB can ever use the O-line as an excuse for why the offense is not scoring because he is not paid to just all the protection in the world on every down. And lastly, when Romo's career is all done with and he never made the SB or only won 2 playoff games, are people really going to say he [View Full Quote]could have achieve more but never had much of a offensive line??
I refuse to use the offensive line as an excuse from this point on in the season.
Some of us like to put credit or blame where it is deserved, and the offensive line deserves some of it.
I do not absolve Romo of bad throws he's made when he wasn't hit or really pressured, or when he should have just thrown the ball away.
I also do not absolve the line when Romo is being hit constantly or is hit while trying to throw the ball. (The offensive line deserved direct blame for Romo's third interception Monday, the one that should have been called a fumble.)
I also do not absolve the receivers when they run the wrong route or simply do not catch the ball when it is thrown to them. (See interceptions No. 1 and 2 against Chicago)
I think any knowledgeable fan understands there is simply more to turnovers/interceptions than saying it's the quarterback's fault. At times, it is (the final interception against Chicago was all Romo), but at times, it isn't.
If we're referring to Monday's game, though, the offensive line wasn't really the main problem, the receivers were. I thought the line actually played better than it had against Seattle and Tampa Bay ... of course, it's not too hard to look better than it did in those games.