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The Romo Problem



Tony Romo has only one flaw.  It was on full display in the fourth quarter of the Jets defeat of the Cowboys.

The play that really exemplified the dark side of Romo's career was his fumble on the one yard line. 

1. He should never have broken for the goal line.

2. When he did break for the goal line, he should have slid feet first when he wasn't going to score.

Simply put, Romo tries to do too much.  Of course, Romo has dazzled all of us with plays where he did the miraculous.  But trying to do too much is a symptom of not trusting the guys on your team.  It's about putting yourself above the team. 

It's the same problem the defense has had in Dallas.  Players try to make plays they shouldn't try to make instead of trusting the guys on their team to do their part.  Jumping gaps.

It all leads to Jerry Jones.  That's what Jerry does.  He shoots for the moon.  It has defined his drafts since Jimmy Johnson and Bill Parcel left town.  And so it just trickles down through the organization.  Yes, Jerry can dazzle.  Like winning those Super Bowls in the 90s.  And building that stadium. 

But it was that spot-light grabbing ego of his that drove Jimmy Johnson out of town and that temps Romo and too many other Cowboys to try to do the impossible.

Another user-created commentary provided by a BTB reader.

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