Romo, IMO, isn't a top five QB in the NFL, and I have doubts he's in the top 10. Gunther Cunningham showed more fear of Randle, a fifth round RB without much speed or power, than he did of Romo. For almost the entire game Cunningham brought the safety into the box, and dared Romo to try passes down the field. For three quarters, Romo didn't even try. In the first quarter, with second and short, and eight men in the box, Romo ran the ball into the teeth of the defense, twice losing three yards on a run, instead of taking shots down the field with one-on-one coverage on the outside. If Dez Bryant is considered a premium receiver, why not throw it up to him, and give him a chance to make plays? Can anybody even imagine Stafford not doing that with Calvin Johnson? They showed repeated instances where Stafford has successfully thrown to Johnson with DOUBLE coverage. Billick, calling the game, repeatedly referred to Romo needing try passes down the field. This was on national TV, and Billick was being very tactful. In private conversations around the league, there are going to be much more disparaging conversations. For a ten year veteran QB repeatedly not to audible into plays that give his team a chance is simply unthinkable. Forget Manning and Brady, there are 15-20 QBs who wouldn't have tolerated the disrespect Cunningham gave Romo. Had I been coaching, Romo wouldn't have started the 3rd Quarter. And I have no idea why Garret or Wilson weren't in his face. The fact they weren't doesn't reflect well on them. They were meek. The fact Dez Bryant did get in people's face, gives me respect for him. He was right to do so, and would have been justified in doing so in the first quarter. I know I was absolutely screaming at the TV in the first quarter Romo for not going downfield. The screaming slowed down, and turned into disbelief at what I was seeing--for three quarters. The only question I have is why didn't Romo go downfield. Was it because of the hits Fairly put on him, and he lacked the courage? Was it because he was too stupid to get into better plays? Did he think Bryant and Williams were completely overmatched by the Detroit CBs? I really don't know... Romo absolutely dropped his pants yesterday, and there are going to be a lot of coaches and players around the league who won't forget that display... Flame away. I'm a little fired up over this, so it's possible I'll flame back.