At the conclusion of the Dallas Cowboys' first game of the 2011 season, a loss to the New York Jets, Cowboy fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex were screaming for the head of Tony Romo. After his performance in Dallas' come from behind 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Romo will be elevated to sainthood for the rest of the week. Romo suffered two broken ribs during the game, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Despite the injury, Romo finished 20 - 33 for 345 yards and 2 TD's against the Niners.The win may have come at an additional cost. RB Felix Jones is said to have suffered a separated shoulder, while WR Miles Austin is hampered by a hamstring injury which orginally occured in the preseason. The Cowboys should hope that their guys are fast healers, because their bitter rivals, the apparently rejuvenated Washington Redskins, are bringing their 2-0 record to Cowboys Stadium next Sunday.
Cowboy fans should realize one thing by now. Tony Romo has been in the NFL for 6 seasons. With all of his ups and downs, Romo does not remind anyone of Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman. It's time to make peace with the fact that Romo will win some big games, and make you crazy with the manner in which the Cowboys will lose some games (see loss to the Seahawks in the playoffs). Dallas has to hope that they can fire on all cylinders and make a run to the playoffs and beyond. If not, blood pressure medication sales will rise in Dallas during the remainder of the 2011 season.
Who out there believes the 2-0 Detroit Lions are for real? Will they whip the Packers the way they beat down the Kansas City Chiefs?
Is it me, or do the Indianapolis Colts look like they are heading for a free fall to the bottom of the AFC South standings?
When will wide receivers who have accomplished nothing (Jason Hill, Jacksonville WR, 55 catches in 5 years) in the NFL stop running their mouths? Is Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets defense really overrated, or was the Jacksonville Jaguars offense just horrible in the Jets 32-3 win? (By the way, Hill did not play in the game)