After many years of frustration, Cowboy fans hope that Tony Romo can help lead the Dallas Cowboys back to the playoffs Sunday night in Washington.
This is one of Romo’s biggest games of his career. The Washington Redskins are led by their dynamite quarterback known as Robert Griffin III, and Griffin is already regarded as a “hero” in Washington.
What does Tony Romo need to do to win this game?
Poise and determination.
Romo must be the leader on this desperate Dallas Cowboys team. Romo’s leadership must start in the locker room. Even though Romo doesn’t play on the defensive side of the ball or special teams, Romo must serve as an inspiration to his Cowboy teammates and the Cowboy fan base.
Romo had a great game last week against the New Orleans Saints and passed for 416 yards and four touchdowns. Romo threw no interceptions and the team still lost to the Saints in overtime.
The Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs since 2009. Many Cowboy fans are wandering if Tony Romo is the key to winning in Dallas? Romo has played in three Pro Bowls in his seven years as the Cowboys starting quarterback.
When compared to other Cowboy greats like Roger Staubach, who won a Super Bowl, three playoff games, and a Superbowl MVP in his first time as starter, while Troy Aikman led the Cowboys to two world championships in a row in his fourth and fifth year as a starter, Romo only has one playoff win as a starter for the Dallas Cowboys.
As of late, Romo has been on top of his game, and is the main reason why the Cowboys are still in contention for the NFC East title, and a trip to the playoffs. If the Cowboys lose, Romo will be looked at as the reason why the Cowboys continue to fail late in the season.
Romo has always beat the odds his whole career. Romo was undrafted and played at Eastern Illinois. Many NFL critics don’t give Romo credit for how much he has accomplished in Dallas, excluding his lack of playoff wins.
Is Romo the reason why Cowboy receivers drop passes, or missed tackles by the Cowboy defense?
Injuries have plagued the Cowboys all season long, but will injuries be another excuse if the Cowboys don’t win Sunday night and miss the playoffs yet again?
Tony Romo has a chance to prove his doubters wrong Sunday night. After all the talk about how Romo is not a leader, and continued trade talks about trading Romo for a quarterback that can get the job done, how will this effect Romo on Sunday night?
What will go through the mind of Jerry Jones if Romo can’t lead the Cowboys to victory on Sunday night?
Romo has a chance to make history Sunday night and place himself into Cowboy history by leading the Dallas Cowboys to the playoffs and another division title.
There is one question that remains.
Does Tony Romo have what it takes to lead the Cowboys to the next level?