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Is this about to become Aikman in 1999 and 2000 all over again

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Parcells4Life, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Parcells4Life

    Parcells4Life Active Member

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    The back problems are worrying me that Romo's about to become Aikman, Favre, Young, etc. Star QBs who can't walk anymore but want to hang on.

    What was considered a "minor procedure" in the offseason we learned never healed. Don't see it getting much better for a 34-35 y/o QB
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  2. TwoDeep3

    TwoDeep3 Well-Known Member

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    This is a HUGE fear of mine.
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  3. dwight

    dwight Active Member

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    If Jerry has learned from the Aikman situation, he will draft a QB this year. This draft is deep with QBs. I'm raving over Connor Shaw from South Carolina right now.
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  4. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, this is a major concern.
  5. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly my thinking and if it happens then we'll truly start a rebuilding process, that's why this past 4 years have been very frustrating, we've wasted Romo's best years,
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  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't worry. The second this thing becomes a train wreck our GM will be right on it. I can assure you.
  7. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    just try tossing a pass with anything on it and feel the torque in your back, after two surgeries I'm afraid he's pretty much done. The Cowboys know Orton can produce if needed but it's time to start looking draft. I thought we had Tony until the end of next season, but it doesn't look good.
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  8. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Just a reminder, many of these guys proclaimed Peyton Manning done too.

    Let's hope Romo is that form of done.
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  9. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    We cant pick low enough to pick an elite first round QB in the draft. Getting a great QB in later rounds is possible, but very unlikely.Its going to take a disaster of a season to get another franchise QB.
  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    So many want to act like removing a cyst is some major back surgery. But it is not comparable in any way to a herniated disc surgery. I know some people want to assume the cyst thing is fake and he had some other major structural procedure, but there is no evidence for that. And people realize it's been 20 years since Aikman had his surgery. He won 2 suoerbowls following the surgery and medicine has made tremendous advances since then. Let's not freak out. Now if only there was a surgery to remove the ginger cancer.
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  11. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    I think Tony will be fine, but he's not get any younger. I think we've got two more solid years with him which makes me sick that we are keeping the red headed idiot another year. His career wasted by a guy in the mgmt training program!
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  12. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, he will be 34 next season, that's kind of old in the NFL, I love romo, I hope he is OK but you have to take everything into consideration.
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  13. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    4 of the top 6 QBs this year were at least 32. I understand back issues are a crap shoot by and large, but 34 is prime time years for a lot of QBs.
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  14. Coy

    Coy Well-Known Member

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    i really hope you are right, he gives us the best chance to win, if only he had a good HC.
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  15. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't put Favre in that category -- he was healthy until his last season at age 40. In the 3 years before that he led two different teams (The Packers and the Vikings) the NFC Championship game and had threw for 83 TDs and had a season with 96 QB rating and another with a 107 QB rating.
  16. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Apples and oranges.
  17. Redball Express

    Redball Express All Aboard!!!

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    Hey..

    Try to understand the difference b/w fear and realty.

    Its reality.

    Fear implies that it hasn't happened yet.

    It has.
  18. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    we didn't learn that

    outside of your speculation, obviously we are concerned when a 30+ year old athlete has back problems.
  19. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    Newsflash there was more to it than just a cyst. I bet you were one that actually thought tony was going to play last week? Obviously Tony had some disc work on the first surgery, the recovery time made that a no brainer, it also didn't fix the problem. Will the last surgery fix the problem, likely for a normal 30 something guy, but for a 34 yr old NFL QB, not likely, you'll see a Romo at 75% next year at best. no evidence? Good Lord.
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  20. Parcells4Life

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    Romos back never healed from last years surgery. Maybe he needs to be like Peyton and take a year off.

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