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Romo says he will get better in the future

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by CrazyCowboy, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    A lot has happened since Tony Romo took over as starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys in 2006.
    There's been steady production, big pay days, physical setbacks, and yes, more than a fair share of disappointment for both player and organization.
    Romo continues to keep an optimistic perspective as he begins his ninth year as a starter. In an exclusive interview with NFL Media's Desmond Purnell, Romo explained his forward-leaning mindset.
    "You know I'm not into the looking back kind of thing," Romo told Purnell when asked how he'd sum up his career. "You know when I'm done playing I'll do that but right now it's about improving and I'm not done growing as a football player, I have to keep getting better.
    "If I don't get better, it doesn't help our football team. We weren't good enough before and it just means that I have to be a better player to help this team get to where we are trying to go and that's my ultimate goal each year."
    In reality, Romo has been plenty good enough in his time in Dallas. It's the cast around him that never seems to be up to snuff. The Cowboys are a shiny McMansion built on a bum foundation.
    Year after year, it's Romo who pays the price for that shoddy craftsmanship.
    In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the heroes debate the Super Bowl windows of Brady and Manning.
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Sounds great but frankly I'm much more concerned about the defense. Anything they can do to help us win games would surely take some pressure off Tony.
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  3. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Romo consistently takes the fall for the team's failures even when it's not really his fault. I guess that doesn't count as "leadership" though.
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  4. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    I've constantly heard this before.
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  5. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Every year.
  6. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, "Just got to get better" Meanwhile makes the same mistakes he has been making sense he was a rookie. Never learns.
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  7. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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  8. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    sounds familiar
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    He's the quarterback... who else would take the fall? The head coach and GM are bulletproof, so Romo is the only one left.
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  10. LittleD

    LittleD Well-Known Member

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    Romo is 34 and has been getting hurt...QB arm strength does not get better each year at his age
    just look at Manning and you can see a QB who has to out think rather than overpower passes to
    fit them into tight spaces. I hope he's right and can finally get a team that can help him get over
    the hump, but I think everyone must admit that Witten's and Romo's windows are closing ever so
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  11. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Stop throwing heartbreaking INT's, and all will be well.
  12. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Well Peyton has nerve damage in his throwing arm from his surgery so medically he has an issue plus his age.

    You're right. Time is catching up.
  13. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    That was Orton, genius.
  14. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I opened this thread to specifically say this. He's good enough to win but he'll need some help (like every other QB).

    He just can't make the dumb mistake in waning moments.
  15. Western

    Western Well-Known Member

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    Pay for performance.
    When T. Romo signed a gargantuan contract in 2013 given his age and high probability of recurring health issues, he evaluated his already high profile position.
    The front office failed in developing strong competition with the QB position & as a result, team Romo had the upper hand in negotiations.

    Now, the burden is on T. Romo to deliver.
    No more excuses.
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  16. DoctorChicken

    DoctorChicken Well-Known Member

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    It's an addiction we all have.

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  17. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    But we all know he will. How many times have we watched the movie? We all know the ending.
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  18. Super_Kazuya

    Super_Kazuya Well-Known Member

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    That was Orton.
  19. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Then quit checking out of running plays at the line.
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  20. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    When you're constantly put in that position(almost every game), more so then any other QB, you're eventually going to throw a game breaking INT. What happened in the Denver game last year perfectly sums up how Romo's career has played out with the Cowboys, he can't do it all by himself. He shouldn't have to play stellar every game for us to win, even then we still lose when he plays good. No QB in the NFL is asked to carry around more dead weight then Romo, and it's been pretty crappy how his career has been wasted so far.

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