Even after being called out by Brett Favre, Tony Romo was too much of a puss to play today. As a result washed up back up QB Brad Johnson threw 3 interceptions, and the St. Louis Rams beat the bricks out of the Dallas Cowboys 34-14. Romo should have listened to his child hood idol.
When you are the QB for a team with high hopes in a tough division like the NFC East, you can not sit out of the game because you hurt your little pinkie finger. A real QB mans up, and plays. We are talking about a pinkie here. Put a little sleeve over the pinkie, take some pain medication, and give it a go. A Tony Romo who is 70% effective is much better than Brad Johnson who gives you absoloutely nothing.
Brett Favre tried to tell Romo to grow some balls, because he is Mr. Iron man. In 2003 Favre fractured his thumb on his throwing hand, and never missed a game. That same year Donovan McNabb broke the thumb on his hand, and he never missed a snap. The Eagles and the Packers both had good seasons, and met up in the second round of the playoffs.
Romo could learn what tough is from Trevor Wikre. A senior at Mesa State College, Wikre was facing season ending surgery, after severely injuring his pinkie finger. Trevor felt so strongly about not letting his team down, he decided to amputate his finger, and continue playing.
“Cut it off,” Wikre said. “It’s just a pinkie.”
If Romo had 1 ounce of the guts that Wikre does, maybe Dallas wouldn’t have gotten embarressed by the lowly Rams. The Cowboys worst enemy is becomming their own QB. First the fumbled snap in the playoffs, then the Mexico vacation with Jessica Simpson, and now just a flat out lack of heart. The sad thing is the Cowboys need him.
Dallas is quickly falling out of the NFC East race, having lost three of their last four games. They are also letting the Eagles back into the playoff hunt.
Thank you Tony Romo Mr. Softee.
Side Note: Newly aquired WR Roy Williams really made a big impact in his first game with the Cowboys. Williams had zero catches. Good thing Dallas gave up first and third round picks for him.