Thursday night, I went to see Rock Royalty at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Ga; Aerosmith. As I was in my great seat waiting for them to come out, my anticipation and excitement could only rival my feeling for the upcoming football season. I read an article that Tony Romo said, ’I think as a player there’s a sense of urgency every single year that this is the year we’re going to have success and do the things we’re excited about.” He is the leader of the team that wears the “star” and with that comes a great deal of expectations, responsibility and pressure.
In 2011, Romo had a great season with a 102 QB rating, 31 touchdowns, with only 10 interceptions. BUT we finished 8-8 and went home without a playoff berth. In other words, those great stats don’t matter much if he can’t get us to a playoff game and beyond! He’s in his 10th season and to me, this is his make or break year. My patience is wearing really thin when it comes to #9. He has the talent and the capability to get this team to the playoffs, NFC Championship and the Super Bowl, but he isn’t Superman. He still needs some help to obtain those goals and leave to it Jerry Jones to see to it that Romo gets that help on both sides of the ball. On defense, the Cowboys traded up and drafted cornerback Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick in April’s draft, signed arguably the top corner in free agency, Brandon Carr, and also acquired safety depth via drafting Matt Johnson in the fourth round and signing Brodney Pool.
On the offensive side, Jerry Jones said, “I think we’re in a better position to match up,” Jones said. “Now, the game will tell, but if you look where we are size-wise in our secondary, if you look where we are size-wise – and hopefully talent-wise – in the offensive line, we’re matching up better.”