Romo, Barber, Dallas offense can still deliver 

November, 23, 2009
11/23/09
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I don't know how an NFL offense with Tony Romo, Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Roy E. Williams could look any worse in a two-week period than what the Cowboys have shown against the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. Sure, they won Sunday because Shaun Suisham picked a bad time to miss his first field goals of the season -- and let's face it, the Redskins are awful -- but a 7-6 win does not make for an exciting game, or productive one in fantasy football. It was unwatchable. A week earlier, the Packers' defense looked like the '85 Chicago Bears against Romo's crew, and, as we know, it's not even close.

But you know what? I'll still be relying on some of these Cowboys this and every week, until further notice. Simply put, this can be a very good offense when clicking. Maybe the joke's on me.

Marion Barber
Tim Heitman/US PresswireThe yards came tough for Marion Barber on Sunday, but he still managed 99 rushing yards.
It's tough to explain what's wrong with the Cowboys, because in a way everyone is to blame. Clearly, this is a struggling offense with an identity crisis but plenty of individual talent to be worth quite a bit in fantasy football. Yes, Romo still makes occasional ridiculous, uncatchable throws, but he's not alone on that front. I see it every week with Donovan McNabb as well. I do realize Romo was dealing with a painful back injury Sunday. I'm one of his bigger proponents in fantasy football. Same with Barber, who has clearly lost a step, though he nearly ran for 100 yards on Sunday. The Cowboys can create space for running backs, and if you give any big body like Barber 20 carries, he can do damage. The wide receivers are problems, but clearly they have the ability. Williams seems scared to get hit. Austin seems scared to get open. And they thought it was all Terrell Owens' fault!

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