The Tony Romo era will officially come to a close, the Dallas Cowboys will be releasing the franchise’s all-time leading passer at some point today. For most fans, it’s a sad day that we never saw coming; think back just over six months ago and no one could have predicted this outcome.
For a long time, no Romo meant disaster for the Cowboys, until Dak Prescott came on the scene. But life comes at you fast.
It’s an era that will be difficult to encompass, while Romo holds many of the records for the quarterback position in Dallas, some people will talk about how the team never got over the hump with him at the helm. This is not the time to argue those points, especially since the wound is fresh. Now is the time to reflect on it all. Besides, whichever side you fall on Romo, it’s very unlikely you’re going to sway someone else’s opinion at this point.
Just know this, Jerry Jones wasted the prime of three Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten, and Tony Romo. Ware left and got his championship ring elsewhere, Witten will ride it out in Dallas for a few more years, while Romo will move on to seek a title. The organization never put the pieces around Romo to win consistently while asking him to carry the weight of the team on his shoulders. Romo never failed the Cowboys, the Cowboys failed Romo.
It’s amazing to take a quick look back at his time in Dallas and appreciate Romo’s body of work. It just stinks to watch him walk out the door when he kept it open for so long. Without him, there would be no mention of possible Super Bowls, or the 11, 12 and 13 win seasons. Romo played through major injuries and unfair criticism for the majority of his career in Dallas, and just as the team is getting their ducks in a row, they have no room for him at the Inn.
Timing never appeared to be a strong suit for Tony Romo, and that is heartbreaking.
It’s not over for him though, Romo’s story is still being written and it could end with a Super Bowl in Denver or Houston. That would be another bittersweet day for fans.
Dallas Cowboys fans all over are showing their support and love for Romo as he is getting ready to play for somebody else. It seemed unlikely to happen this way, but things don’t always go according to plan.
The end of an era has arrived for the Cowboys and Romo, it’ll be hard to forget. Let’s save the career eulogy for a few more years down the road, now is not the time.
Until then, good luck and Godspeed Tony Romo!
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