Dallas Cowboy Fans: Stop Blaming Tony Romo!!

By Seth Carson
March 21, 2013 8:07 am
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Yes, the "butt dumpling" or interception in the closing seconds of the game vs. Washington Redskins was a terrible throw.  But, not all of the blame for the terrible finish to an up and down season belongs to Tony Romo.  The majority of the blame goes to the Cowboys' weak offensive line.

Let me break this down in easier terms -- When a QB spends majority of any game looking up from his back side, its never a good sign.  Romo was sacked 40 times last season and pressured almost double the time he spent digging grass out of his face mask.

Demarco Murray can also attest to the line being responsible for his low percentages and numbers.  If the proper blocking was in place, Murray may have run for 1000 yards, and the Cowboys would have given Romo more time to pass the ball.  Granted, the line was key in Romo finishing the year with over 4000 yards passing, but it's the amount of times he got drilled that's the main concern.

Heading into draft day 2013, the Cowboys need to focus their picks wisely and add some depth to an already terrible offensive line.  Everyone can blame a quarterback, its right up there next to blaming a head coach, but in this situation Romo deserves half of the blame for the losses, while the offensive line gets the remaining half.

I can't help but wonder how far the Cowboys would have gone with a tougher offensive line.  Tell me exactly how a QB can be the blame of 40 sacks and more disruptive hits in the pocket?  Romo was responsible for throwing a terrible interception, but the offensive line deserves most of the blame, you cant throw well with defenders in your face or flushing you out of the pocket at a high rate.  Stop blaming it on Romo and calling for his head, 40 sacks says it all, blame it on the offensive line.

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2 years ago
Sounds to me like you could use some Mock Draft
Jerry is going to go OL for the first time in 30 years or he'll be a laughingstock, everyone and their mother is projecting lots of draft OL help.
I say that now, but there are some people saying Vaccaro in 1st...
2 years ago

Whoops, second time lol. Tyron was first in 30.
This is what happens when I get woken up and can't sleep two days in a row...
2 years ago

I cant see that happening (Vaccaro), but I do agree they needed O-Line help BIG TIME!
2 years ago

You can't deny that they've got a hole at safety now. With the Kiffin Tampa 2 coming, safety will be important, and that makes a lot of experts believe Jerry will ignore the offensive line like always.
I still say Eric Reid will be their pick in the 2nd or 3rd, he's good for zone from what I've read (still haven't had a chance to watch his film myself).
2 years ago
They are hurting everywhere, but the offensive line doesnt just hurt, its a curse.
2 years ago
I completely agree with you Seth. Maybe the Cowboys would be better if they stopped drafting players like Dez Bryant. I blame Jerry Jones. Jimmy Johnson actually built the Super Bowl teams.
2 years ago

Jerry Jones, the only owner/president/general manager/head coach/Monday Morning Quarterback the league has ever known to this day. He needs to let those in charge beneath him do their job and seriously STFU! He's the other curse, but nobody can cure it.,.
2 years ago
Absolutly right. It's the fairweather football fan who watches maybe 10 min of football before going to the mall with the wife and kids every Sunday that blames Romo for the Cowboys problems. Romo was running for his life half the time last year with the worst o-line I've ever seen.
2 years ago
Hands down the Worse Offensive line I have ever seen, give props to Romo for getting 4000 yards passing from his culo.
2 years ago

Seth, right on point. All those fair weather fans need to stay in the mall. Thanks for giving Tony Romo credit where credit is due. The OL owes more than 3 seasons of games of past dues. Not to mention that the defense lost its swagger and gave up tons of points last season.

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