Saturday, February 2, 2013
Romo on borrowed time?
By AJ Mass
Tony Romo is already living in Troy Aikman's shadow as the starting quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. The last thing he needs is for Aikman to help create momentum for a change under center in Dallas.
That's not exactly what Aikman is advocating, but even though he says that he supports Romo as being the quarterback of his beloved Cowboys today, his warning that tomorrow is well on its way is sure to snowball. Aikman says, "I don't think they need another quarterback, to make that clear, but because of Tony's age, they certainly have to start addressing who the guy is going to be that comes in after him."
Having the quarterback whose big shoes you've never quite been able to fill advocate for your team to use a draft pick on "the quarterback of the future," regardless of Aikman's intentions, is sure to get inside Tony Romo's head. That might not be as big a concern as if the words get inside Jerry Jones's head as well. We've all seen what can happen when the owner makes up his mind about making a change.
Dan GrazianoCowboys don't need to draft a QB
"Romo will be 33 when the season starts and likely will have signed a new long-term contract with the team. The league's rules at this point are designed in such a way that quarterbacks can continue to be safe and healthy and effective into their late 30s. Romo's age is not enough of an alarm bell that the Cowboys need to address the future of the position now by forcing a mid-round pick on a quarterback just for quarterback's sake."