Romo is the best QB in this draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by rkell87, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    The more I think about it, I'm convinced that Romo gets traded on draft day.

    1 This is a laughably weak QB class
    2 We aren't that far removed from an unproven Bradford getting the same money Romo is set to make
    3 Even with the injury history he is a safer bet, with a much higher reward to risk than any QB in this class
    4 I could see us trading him for a top 15 2nd round pick
    5 If someone isn't on the phone with another team every second of the draft starting around pick 15 day one trying to make something happen then the credibility of this front office being a savvy football organization goes out the window in my mind and probably most of the other organizations minds as well
    6 There is no other reason to have not cut him already than to make a move on draft day


    And the last point is purely conjecture on my part but I think we have a deal in place with the Texans depending on how the draft falls. The Texans were a pick away from having clowney and bridgewater in the same draft, they want to see if they can get a rookie QB they like, if not then Romo for whatever is what I think happens.
     
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  2. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Just don't cut him.. That's all I ask.


    Let him come back another year, get traded, or retire. Do not cut him.
     
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  3. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that is the other option, wait until a QB goes down in the first 6 weeks. With all the changes on D, having two legit QBs running first and second team will be invaluable to us in the long run in my opinion.
     
  4. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    No real QB talent in the entire draft? Wow
     
  5. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    He needs to be cut simply for the sake of this team and the whole rumblings of a QB controversy. Not only that but Romo should be allowed to go and find employment. Having him backup Dak does nothing positive for anyone.
     
  6. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Romo may be the best quarterback in this draft, but he's not the healthiest quarterback in this draft.
     
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  7. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't really say that but it's not too far from true. A few years ago we had teddy bridgewater and Derek Carr late in the first and second round. I don't see anybody I'm confident that can become what they are in this draft.
     
  8. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    A competent coaching staff and front office can manage a media QB controversy. Romo has employment for 14 million dollars. Having him back up Dak helps this team tremendously in getting the team prepared for the season, helping Dak grow in film study and defense recognition, helping coaches evaluate the second team, and even if he makes it to the season he is like a second coach on the sidelines telling Dak what they are doing to disguise coverage, and anything for the Oline and WRs to watch out for.

    Basically I think you are completely wrong
     
  9. DFWJC

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    I guess if money, age, health, long term reliabilty...things like that...where not at all a factor when you draft a player, then maybe.

    Certainly right off the street with zero future considerations whatsoever, yes an accomplished vet compared to game one of a rookie's career will be better.
    But what about after that. 2-4 games later even, let alone a whole career later.

    I love Romo, but this thread makes little sense to me.

    And btw, there are only a couple of teams this year that may draft a QB early and actually hope for year one major returns.
    Maybe Cleveland, SF, or Houston?

    Others might have vets that eventually want replaced...some sooner than later.
     
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    How about if you(me) believe that Romo can accomplish more in 3-5 years for a team than any QB in this draft can in his whole career(probably 3-5 years)
     
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  11. stilltheguru88

    stilltheguru88 Well-Known Member

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    You'd think something so simple wouldn't be complicated.
     
  12. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    It wouldnt completely surprise me if he had 1-2 years left. It also wouldn't completely surprise me if he hung it up....which he just might do if his only options were with bad teams.
    He's made his cash and is not a big spender at all other than a house that he could write a check for and still have 30-40 mil left.
    It's not about the money, so it's probably Houston or Denver or (by wild chance) Dallas backup...or call it a career.

    I consider the decision for teams drafting a QB and/or acquiring Romo fairly unrelated.

    Jmo
     
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  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I think that stuff is for people outside of the locker room. Inside the lockeroom they all handled it well least year and they would handle it well again this year.

    Romo knows he can retire if a team won't trade.

    Regardless... The controversy actually effecting Dak is nothing but a theory. We need retirement or trade. Letting him go for free has minimal upside.
     
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  14. DFWJC

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    Yet the odds are very high that it will happen.
    I'd guess something like
    65-70%release
    15-20%trade
    10% retire
    5% stay
     
  15. stilltheguru88

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    Because we're not a great run organization. Like the GREAT Nino Brown said, "my brotha, it's always business, never personal". Jerry is confused
     
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  16. Bigdog

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    That is as good as Romo? Yeah
     
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  17. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    Everything you said here is fairly valid considering we don't know romo's mind or motivation. My last point was about thinking he goes to Houston.

    But to counter for the sake of off season discussion, jerry has shown great loyalty to a lot of his players especially at QB, but at the end of the day it's business and if Romo hasn't retired by draft day and the niners or browns want him for a premium pick you have to do it. If Denver or Houston want him great but you definitely have to create the best market and value for what you have. I'd argue no other team has two starting QBs right this second and our back up is a bona fide top 7 QB in this league no matter how you argue it unless you are dumb af.

    On top of all of that the QBs in this draft are all career backups that will be over drafted and forced to start and fail. There are a few that could become something if they sat and learned and developed but that isn't the NFL way, Therefore I believe the market is prime for Romo to be traded for fair compensation.

    I also think he is worth keeping as a backup if fair compensation isn't offered. If Dak goes down how great would it be if we didn't miss a beat? If Dak went down how awesome would it be if we won that game(unlike last year) because the D wasn't prepared for a top QB stepping in and shredding them?

    We've gone cheap on D, so I think we can justify spending top $ on a backup because let's face it, our D will not win us games and we know our O can't win us games without a good/great QB and that's been proven from the time that norv was on staff and again since Garrett has been here
     
  18. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, the more (I) think about it, the more (I convince myself) x will happen. I pointed out I(we) don't know romo's mind but we also don't know (Jerry/Stephen's) mind.

    Personally I'd adjust those odds to 30% trade, bring release down accordingly and the rest the same.

    But I like the underdog narrative plus I've been drinking/thinking about this since yesterday hence the thread, don't post often and make threads even less.
     
  19. DFWJC

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    Romo would have to agree to go to SF or Cleveland (though I can't remotely imagine why those rebuilding mode teams would want him). Who knows, maybe he would go just for the adventure!
    :laugh:
    As long as hes convinced he wont end up paralyzed for life.

    But seriously, no team is trading for him unless they know he wants to be there. And as we know, players aren't slaves...they are allowed to retire.
    A draft day sitational trade involving a player and not just picks would require the teams/agents/GMs/players on board before....especially in this unusual situation.

    Nobody has any remote clue how good these QBs in the draft will end up being. Dak went in the 4th and the top 4 in this class are all graded higher than he was coming out....so we know how off pre-draft analysis can occassionally be.

    As for Romo staying as backup, that too is up to both Jerry and him.
    Never say never, I guess.
     
  20. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    Its the Cowboys. Its Tony Romo. Arguably one of the most polarizing QBs in the league. Dak has gotten to this point without Romo. I think he will be ok without him.

    I'm not saying its effecting him. I think Dak is handling it well. I just don't think he should have to. I don't think any of us knows how this effects this team or Dak. None of us are in the locker room. I just think players should focus on the field and not have to ask questions constantly about their backup QB. But a lot of that was inflicted by Jerry. So there's that.......
     

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