Tony Romo is reported to have suffered a broken clavicle, or collarbone, in the Monday night lose to the New York Giants. During a blitz by line backer Michael Boley, Romo was tackled and landed on his left shoulder and stayed down on the field until Cowboys trainers and medical staff could get to him. Romo wanted to come back into the game, before he was led back into the locker room. A broken collarbone will likely leave Romo out for 8-10 weeks and pretty much end his season.
For as much as people criticize Romo, what are the Cowboys without him? The Cowboys were looking good before he went down, sporting a 13 point lead that they let slip away into a rout. The hit on Romo seemed like it was felt by the whole team knocking the wind out of everyone, as they just fell apart after he went out. Jon Kitna, Dallas’ incumbent back up, did not look good even with the late surge in the game, and Steven McGee, well let’s just hope it doesn’t come to that. Dallas has a ton of talent and is fully capable of winning a few games, but without Tony Romo the offense will likely struggle.
This will all but end an already dismal season for Dallas. At 1-5 and their starting quarterback out for the season it’s tough to be optimistic.
The Giants were dominant after the injury, putting pressure on Kitna constantly. The Cowboys defense did not put up much of a fight either, allowing 506 total yards with 200 on the ground and 306 through the air. They had the look of a defense that had been hit hard and had gone down. There is something about the Giants wide outs that the Dallas secondary cannot handle. Whether its Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, or Mario Manningham, the defensive backs just look over matched and lost.
The offense did mount a comeback, all be it a late one, and Dez Bryant looked like the lone Cowboy who would not quit and ended up with 3 TDs on the night trying to will them to a win. It was a bit too late though. After losing 41-35 to the Giants, falling to 1-5, and losing Tony Romo the lights are dimming on the Cowboys season.
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Written by David Willow
My name is David Willow. Your NFL and Fantasy Jedi. I have lived in Dallas, TX most of my life. I have been following both football and basketball since I was a child. I love being able to research and analyze different players and teams. I've been a fantasy sports enthusiast for around 8 years with some titles to back that. I have a Bachelors degree in History with a minor in English. Other hobbies include me being part of an acting workshop for five years, playing guitar, and working out. Hit me up with any comments, questions or opinions.