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Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

Posted on: December 29, 2011 2:51 pm
Romo reportedly is 'fine' for Week 17's game. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The primary concern for Sunday night's NFC East "championship game" is the hand of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Last we left Romo, he was reportedly "fine" and looked like he would start on Sunday against the Giants.

Our Cowboys Rapid Reporter Nick Eatman lends further credence to the belief that Romo will play, reporting that Romo practiced on Thursday with a "light wrap" on his hand and is now "likely" to start.

The issue for the Cowboys and Romo is the amount of swelling in the quarterback's hand. If he's unable to properly grip and throw the ball, then Dallas could struggle.

And if the injury makes him tentative in the pocket, then the Giants pass rush could certainly ramp up the pressure on Dallas offense.

But the news that Romo's at least able to practice and test out the strength he's got with a banged-up hand is huge. Though Stephen McGee didn't look like the worst quarterback in the world last Saturday afternoon, Dallas offense simply isn't the same when Romo's not on the field.

Knocking him out of the game would all but ensure that the Giants took home the division title this season.

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Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 9:40 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

Here we go; I have always been a Cowboys fan since knee high to a grasshopper, BUT & then you start WHINING about Tony Romo this & Tony Romo that. Grow up. Plain & simple the Cowboys ****. It's playoff time & once AGAIN. the 'Boys will be at home watching EVERYONE ELSE. Next to the Redskins, I've never seen a team start way up here, only to get weaker & find more ways to lose week after week. I have  so much JOY watching Jerry's kids lose AT HOME & find excuse after excuse why.  Looks like their will be room on that Jets Bus leaving at 9:00 tomorrow morning. Hey someone tell the Ryan Bros. I'll pick up the tab at Denny's this time. HA! Happy New Year! Oh, by the way, Jerry said your jobs waiting for you NEXT SEASON! Ha!

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2011 1:06 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

I'm not as concerned about Romo's hand as I am with who he's handing off to.  We all know that Jones is not a25 touch starting tailback... Sammy Morrris is a just a spark not the fire. 

Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:51 pm
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Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:57 am

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

Dallas is 47-29 currently with Tony Romo as the starter, a win % of .618.  To me Thats a stat of a winner. If playoff wins and losses is the basis of who is a top QB then there are many QB's that would not be considered very good in the HOF.  Tony Romo is still fairly young as an NFL starter with just 76 starts, roughly 4.75 seasons, he is top 5 in allmost every statistical catagory and Number 2 all time in QB rating.  He was made the grade as a top NFL QB.

That being said, I am a Dallas Cowboy fan, have been since the 1960's, yet I have never liked Tony Romo as the starter of the Cowboys.  The stats say I am wrong, but I do not see what I need to see in Tony Romo to take the Cowboys to a SB.  I hope I am and have been wrong, but I just do not see it. Yeah all the stats say he is doing fine but it just seems to me he is too much of a Bret Farve gunslinger type to be a great success in the NFL.  I could be totally wrong, but I remember making the call way before Landry ever did on the Morton/Staubach QB situation in Dallas, I allways said Staubach was the future.  I even made the call on Danny White, I said he was a good QB but I doubted he would ever lead Dallas to a SB.  I was completely wrong about Aikman, I said I did not think Aikman would be that good, so yeah I am wrong sometimes, BUT its evident that Aikman was not the reason the Cowboys were great in his time, it was Smith, Irving and that O-line along with a good defense, a real team effort. Like I said, its possable I am wrong about Romo, but to have anyone saying he is not a top 5 or even one of the NFL's elite QB's just shows how they have no real clue what football numbers mean, Romo's numbers are better than several HOF QB's.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:07 am

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

For those who comment that Tony is not a great quarterback because he doesn't win big games / playoff games / hasn't gotten to the big dance - despite his great stats:  IF THAT IS THE CASE THEN DAN MARINO WAS NOT A GREAT QUARTERBACK EITHER.  I actually agree with the statement that he isn't a great qb.  Until he wins at least one superbowl, I will never consider him a great qb.  I think Danny White was a better qb then Romo is so far - even though neither one has the superbowl victory as a starting qb.  This is a team sport - and you win big games and lose big games as a team.  That being said though, qb takes the blame and the credit for the majority of teams wins / losses - fact of life - deal with it.

I hope that I am wrong and that Romo will soon be an elite qb with a ring to his name (or more then 1), but I don't think I will be. 

Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 11:32 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

he is probably going to hurt his team more than help them

Tony Romo with one hand tied behind his back, three fingers missing on his throwing hand, and one eyeball missing is better than Stephen Mcgee. Romo is going to play, and there is no way in hell they can win if he doesn't.     &nb

Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 11:18 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

Actually they are spot on, Romo may have great stats, but he doesn't win.  It's pretty simple great quarterbacks find a way to win, Tony Romo does not.  It doesn't matter how great his stats are if they don't win games, and championships. Look at Ben Rothlesberger he doesn't have the best stats of NFL quarterbacks but he has a pair of rings, and a ton more playoff apperances, he finds way to win games, and is as clutch as they come.

Romo doesn't win games? Well I agree because teams win games not QBs. If you want to look at it that way then maybe you should look at his winning % it pretty damn good. Ben wins in Pittsburgh because he has a top 5 defense every year that covers up all th bonehead mistakes he makes. I would love to see Big Ben take the Cowboys to the Superbowl with the defense Dallas has, wouldn't happen in a million years.     

Since: Sep 2, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:53 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

I have watched every cowboys game this year and went to the giants game in dallas.  Very few of their losses can be blamed on Romo.  You can make a case for the jets game and of course the detroit game, but even those you have to give a lot of the blame to the defense for giving up leads.  Romo has put his team in position to win every week, and has brought them back from behind in a few.  San fran, miami, washington games were all wins because romo drove the team down the field at the end of the game.  He also drove them down to win at arizona, which the coach screwed up the kick.  The biggest problem for dallas is and has been all year their ability to make big stops in the passing game, they haven't all year.  A couple of better cornerbacks and a safety and they would have 12 wins this year.
I see this as a major problem on sunday as they will not be able to stop Giants passing attack,  I see a lot of big plays.  Eli manning is inconsistant at times and they have to hope that he doesn't show up.  If dallas wins it will need to be in a shootout.  If Romos hand bothers him at all, they will not be able to keep up with the scoring.

Either way neither of these teams can keep up with the saints or packers this year.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

he is probably going to hurt his team more than help them

Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 7:51 pm

Tony Romo practices with wrap, likely to start

Uh, the Rothlisberger argument proves the point.  Look at the Steelers defenses vs the Cowboys.  QBs can only control one side of the ball, they cannot stop the other team!  If a QB puts up points, he is good, that's his job, to score. Roeths doesnt win any Super Bowls with the Cowboys. 

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