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P-L
10-13-2008, 10:35 AM
Breaking news on ESPN.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:37 AM
oh...my...god...

Forenci
10-13-2008, 10:37 AM
Yeah, just saw that myself, pretty surprising. Seems like this really just came out of no where.

I don't believe they mentioned when exactly it happened in the game, which would be interesting to know. Could explain some of the poor play at the end.

Edit: Never mind, they just said it probably happened in overtime.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:37 AM
If this is true, the Cowboys might have to worry about getting into the playoffs, let alone the SB...

AntoinCD
10-13-2008, 10:38 AM
I think Wade broke his pinkie because of his fumbling :) No but seriously with the talent they have on offense Brad Johnson should keep them competitive.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:39 AM
I think Wade broke his pinkie because of his fumbling :) No but seriously with the talent they have on offense Brad Johnson should keep them competitive.

Lollercaust. I take it you haven't seen Brad Johnson lately.


Theyre gonna have to lean on the best secondary of this past decade to win them games on defense.

But its only 4 games though. If they can go 2-2, they can still squeak into the playoffs and do damage. All hope is not lost by any means.

AntoinCD
10-13-2008, 10:41 AM
Lollercaust. I take it you haven't seen Brad Johnson lately.


Have you seen Tony Romo lately

TitleTown088
10-13-2008, 10:42 AM
Shakes up the NFC a bit and makes those previous loses hurt a bit more, eh?

ESPN headquarters is going nucking futz right meow.

Splat
10-13-2008, 10:42 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3640890

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:42 AM
Have you seen Tony Romo lately

Yeah, he played like Brad Johnson on steroids. Meaning he checked down for 10 yards, instead of Johnson, who can throw the ball 4 yards deep when juiced.

Besides, I think Brooks Bollinger is their backup anyway.

EDIT: NVM.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 10:43 AM
Have you seen Tony Romo lately

Seriously, go back and look at Brad Johnson in the pre-season.

This is horrible. Add to the fact that our line has been playing absolutely disgusting, now we have a statue back there throwing ducks all over the field.

This is bad. Real bad.

TitleTown088
10-13-2008, 10:43 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3640890

It's pinkie and the brain brain brain

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:46 AM
they play the Rams, Bucs, then Giants, then have a bye.

Thats not THAT that bad. I doubt they lose all 3 games. Lets say they lose 2.

Then theyre 5-4. Thats not the end of the world by any means.

TitleTown088
10-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Yeah, that bye is key for them.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 10:49 AM
they play the Rams, Bucs, then Giants, then have a bye.

Thats not THAT that bad. I doubt they lose all 3 games. Lets say they lose 2.

Then theyre 5-4. Thats not the end of the world by any means.

I don't think we can beat the Giants without Romo, the Rams are still very beatable, and the Bucs game might be close. It just really depends on who Wade goes with. If it's Brad Johnson, i'd consider it a bargain to come out of that stretch 1-2.

AntoinCD
10-13-2008, 10:50 AM
They'd beat the rams unless they follow the Redskins formula and fumble every time. If Johnson can get the ball 6 yards out to Barber he'll be okay because he'll score a 70 yard TD everytime;)

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:51 AM
I don't think we can beat the Giants without Romo, the Rams are still very beatable, and the Bucs game might be close. It just really depends on who Wade goes with. If it's Brad Johnson, i'd consider it a bargain to come out of that stretch 1-2.

You guys better run it like 40 times a game this next 3 weeks.

It wouldn't shock me if you win 2 out of 3. It also wouldn't shock me if you lose all 3. I think the defense and Jason Garrett are both going to have to mature very fast. This is their wakeup call.

Forenci
10-13-2008, 10:52 AM
The only positive thing that could come out of this is maybe during Romo's absence the Cowboys can get back to really running the ball and dominating the line of scrimmage like we were use to seeing last year with Marion Barber. I really think they've gotten away from that too much this year.

They have such a huge offensive line they can really manhandle an opposing team if they establish themselves physically on the offensive line early on in the running game.

AntoinCD
10-13-2008, 10:52 AM
You guys better run it like 40 times a game this next 3 weeks.

It wouldn't shock me if you win 2 out of 3. It also wouldn't shock me if you lose all 3. I think the defense and Jason Garrett are both going to have to mature very fast. This is their wakeup call.

I don't think they can run it all day because I think I heard Felix Jones hurt his hamstring yesterday and Barber has never carried the load

Turtlepower
10-13-2008, 10:53 AM
No bombs to TO anymore. TO won't be a happy camper.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:53 AM
and if they do happen to win 2 out of 3 without Romo, I think that gives this team a huge boost of confidence.

doesn't this kind of eerily remind you of the Eli "injury" from last year? i really hope the Cowboys don't become this year's Giants.

SeanTaylorRIP
10-13-2008, 10:54 AM
Damn his first game back is probably against the Skins.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 10:56 AM
I don't think they can run it all day because I think I heard Felix Jones hurt his hamstring yesterday and Barber has never carried the load

Theres a man named Tashard Choice. You'll see what he can do if he gets the chance.

Forenci
10-13-2008, 10:56 AM
and if they do happen to win 2 out of 3 without Romo, I think that gives this team a huge boost of confidence.

doesn't this kind of eerily remind you of the Eli "injury" from last year? i really hope the Cowboys don't become this year's Giants.

Eh, the major difference seems to be that Eli didn't really end up missing any time, where as it legitimately sounds like Romo will be out for four weeks. There was a ton of speculation about how much time Eli would miss, but it ended up being nothing really.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 10:56 AM
I don't think they can run it all day because I think I heard Felix Jones hurt his hamstring yesterday and Barber has never carried the load

We still have Tashard Choice, who looks like a solid guy to take a few carries off Barber.

Barber has never carried the load

Marion Barber v. Green Bay Packers, 2008, says hi.

You guys better run it like 40 times a game this next 3 weeks.

It wouldn't shock me if you win 2 out of 3. It also wouldn't shock me if you lose all 3. I think the defense and Jason Garrett are both going to have to mature very fast. This is their wakeup call.

Yeah, i'm not gonna be surprised with any outcome of this upcoming stretch. We have the talent to win all three, and the confidence (or lack thereof) to lose all three as well.

It's sad to say that this is a wake-up call, when we've gone 1-2 the last three weeks.

awfullyquiet
10-13-2008, 10:57 AM
I can tell you why.

He's not from notre dame.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 11:00 AM
I can tell you why.

He's not from notre dame.

Isn't Dallas the NFL equivalent of Notre Dame, thus canceling everything out?

AntoinCD
10-13-2008, 11:03 AM
Marion Barber v. Green Bay Packers, 2008, says hi.

Yea he carried the ball 28 times but thats a lot easier when there's always the chance of Romo throwing it deep. Miles Austin had two receptions over 50 yards in that game. Is Johnson going to force defenses to respect the deep pass like Romo? So Barber is going to see a lot more 8 man fronts than normal. Witten could be the key to this stretch because he can give the Cowboys a safety valve

Geo
10-13-2008, 11:07 AM
Theyre gonna have to lean on the best secondary of this past decade to win them games on defense.
Wait, what???

P-L
10-13-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm not sure, but ESPN specified 4 games, NOT 4 weeks.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 11:07 AM
Wait, what???

my thoughts exactly.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Wait, what?

You missed the DMW v. SNIPER fight.

DRUGS R FUN
10-13-2008, 11:08 AM
Wait, what?

Cowgirl fans were making that argument a few weeks ago...

CashmoneyDrew
10-13-2008, 11:09 AM
Well, I picked up Brad Johnson in my fantasy league. Maybe the guy in my league who had Tony Romo will give me some trade bait.

DRUGS R FUN
10-13-2008, 11:12 AM
I'm not sure, but ESPN specified 4 games, NOT 4 weeks.

Look at that sexy man in your avatar.

DeathbyStat
10-13-2008, 11:13 AM
Brad Johnson can manage

yodabear
10-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Winning streak for the Rams!!!!!!!!!

awfullyquiet
10-13-2008, 11:14 AM
Isn't Dallas the NFL equivalent of Notre Dame, thus canceling everything out?

No. Notre Dame is Notre Dame (which in and of itself means it's cheating at history thinking it can compete with the french).

Dallas is a crappy drama/soap opera where people whine too much.

Jughead10
10-13-2008, 11:15 AM
Well, I picked up Brad Johnson in my fantasy league. Maybe the guy in my league who had Tony Romo will give me some trade bait.

I did as well. My starter is on a bye next week. I'd rather start Johnson against St. Louis than Trent Edwards against San Diego.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 11:16 AM
No. Notre Dame is Notre Dame (which in and of itself means it's cheating at history thinking it can compete with the french).

Dallas is a crappy drama/soap opera where people whine too much.

Dallas takes too much heat for having ESPN on its balls all the time. Hey, it's not our fault they're infatuated with reporting what Tony Romo had for dinner.

Staubach12
10-13-2008, 11:17 AM
F*** my life.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 11:17 AM
Winning streak for the Rams!!!!!!!!!

im gonna lmao when Dallas beats them 35-0 with a pop warner qb.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 11:17 AM
I did as well. My starter is on a bye next week. I'd rather start Johnson against St. Louis than Trent Edwards against San Diego.

Don't do it. Trust me. You'll regret it.

awfullyquiet
10-13-2008, 11:18 AM
Dallas takes too much heat for having ESPN on its balls all the time. Hey, it's not our fault they're infatuated with reporting what Tony Romo had for dinner.

I can't tell you what he had for dinner, because it'd be exposing some celebrities cover.

yodabear
10-13-2008, 11:22 AM
im gonna lmao when Dallas beats them 35-0 with a pop warner qb.

Hey, I can dream can't I?

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 11:25 AM
Hey, I can dream can't I?

nope.

now go to the draft board Mr. and go figure out whether you want Oher, Monroe, or Smith.

bearsfan_51
10-13-2008, 11:26 AM
The Cowboys should trade for Rex Grossman.

I'm super serial.

yodabear
10-13-2008, 11:26 AM
nope.

now go to the draft board Mr. and go figure out whether you want Oher, Monroe, or Smith.

I go with my uncle Scott Wright and go Oher.

MetSox17
10-13-2008, 11:29 AM
The Cowboys should trade for Rex Grossman.

I'm super serial.

I'll give you two cheetos and some pocket lint and call it a bargain.

bearsfan_51
10-13-2008, 11:29 AM
The Rams definately played themselves out of #1 pick contention. Detroit Lions FTW!!

awfullyquiet
10-13-2008, 11:32 AM
The Rams definately played themselves out of #1 pick contention. Detroit Lions FTW!!

This IS the NFCN.

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 11:34 AM
i think we can sum up 40 years of Lions football with a gif of Ovlarsky running out of the endzone.

come on, i know someone has the gif of that lmao. man i feel so bad for Lions fans.

bearsfan_51
10-13-2008, 11:34 AM
This IS the NFCN.
NFC North > NFC West

P-L
10-13-2008, 11:35 AM
Look at that sexy man in your avatar.
He's so hot. Do you know him?

The Unseen
10-13-2008, 11:40 AM
Good for me because Marion Barber's on my fantasy team.

Or is it? With Jason Garret and Felix Jones and all...

bigbluedefense
10-13-2008, 11:43 AM
now espn is reporting that he could miss "up to 4 weeks"


which could very well turn into 2 weeks, who knows.


my guess is if they lose 2 games in a row, he throws on a glove and plays against the Giants. he might play against us anyway, regardless.

Geo
10-13-2008, 11:43 AM
It's good for you in a ppr league, Johnson is all checkdowns.

He was benched in '06 for rookie Tarvaris Jackson. Let that one sink in.

MidwayMonster31
10-13-2008, 11:47 AM
That would certainly explain why he couldn't hang on to the ball in the fourth quarter and OT. Not that he was the best ball-handler in the first place. Barber, Jones and Choice are now going to be much more important. Let's see how creative Garrett is now without his quarterback. The other teams in the division need to cash in on these 4 games.

MidwayMonster31
10-13-2008, 11:47 AM
It's good for you in a ppr league, Johnson is all checkdowns.

He was benched in '06 for rookie Tarvaris Jackson. Let that one sink in.Is that good for Witten too?

Sniper
10-13-2008, 11:51 AM
T.O explosion in 3...2....1...

thule
10-13-2008, 11:58 AM
He broke it in the first play of overtime for those of you wondering....it was when he sacked and fumbled....that could be why his next two passes were terrible...the skip to TO...then the throw into the sidelines.

LonghornsLegend
10-13-2008, 12:13 PM
I'm worried if Felix is ok, we need to lean on the running game even more so, but Johnson sucked all pre-season, ugh its going to suck watching these next 4 games :(

Geo
10-13-2008, 12:21 PM
Is that good for Witten too?
Witten might take a small dip, but should still produce. He might lose yardage, but could increase in receptions - likely taking away from Owens and Crayton. Speculation on my part though, let's see how it goes.

vatech=accdomination
10-13-2008, 12:51 PM
wildcat with felix jones.

Bruce Banner
10-13-2008, 01:11 PM
http://www.bradjohnson14.com/profile/images/Milk.jpg

THE BULL. Now you have a QB with a ring leading the way.

Im_a_Romosexual
10-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Is that good for Witten too?

check out what he did in 05 (06?) with Vinny Testaverde as QB

as for Romo, ******* ***** *** **** ***** **** ***

Twiddler
10-13-2008, 01:23 PM
He broke it in the first play of overtime for those of you wondering....it was when he sacked and fumbled....that could be why his next two passes were terrible...the skip to TO...then the throw into the sidelines.

I was thinking that was the play. Anyways, sucks for the Cowboys but this makes the NFC more interesting in the next few weeks.

M.O.T.H.
10-13-2008, 01:25 PM
i think we can sum up 40 years of Lions football with a gif of Ovlarsky running out of the endzone.

come on, i know someone has the gif of that lmao. man i feel so bad for Lions fans.

That really did make my day on a rather horrible day for the Cowboys.

Like i said in the other thread...time to pound the rock and a positive of this, is that Tony will have plenty of time to get his head together. Hopefully, it's just not too late when he comes back.

M.O.T.H.
10-13-2008, 01:27 PM
I'm worried if Felix is ok, we need to lean on the running game even more so, but Johnson sucked all pre-season, ugh its going to suck watching these next 4 games :(

Felix will be good to practice Wed. but, who knows how effective he'll be on Sunday. What a mess.

Mcbriar will def. be out for this week at the least...looks like it will end up being multiple weeks, though.

TitleTown088
10-13-2008, 01:28 PM
Marion Barber v. Green Bay Packers, 2008, says hi.

.
Who hasn't run all over the Packer run defense...? It's atrocious.

PoopSandwich
10-13-2008, 01:44 PM
Now Romo has a legit reason to be unhappy.

Babylon
10-13-2008, 01:58 PM
Who hasn't run all over the Packer run defense...? It's atrocious.

Seattle....

Im_a_Romosexual
10-13-2008, 01:59 PM
Who hasn't run all over the Packer run defense...? It's atrocious.

I think he was saying that he carried it almost 30 times, but yeah he still had the yardage

TitleTown088
10-13-2008, 02:12 PM
I think he was saying that he carried it almost 30 times, but yeah he still had the yardage

Yes, but GB's defense had to worry about Romo passing still, and it was fairly obvious their game plan was to shut down TO. Dallas realized they could just pound it on GB's piss poor rush defense. Now teams need to worry about... noodle arm Johnson? Not as much.

johnstonolb
10-13-2008, 02:14 PM
I think you will see a Cowboy Offense that is speading the ball out much better. The all TO, all the time Offense Mr Jones, Mr Garrett and Wade have been pushing is am all or nothing bet which has bust.

I don't think Brad Johnson gives a hoot arse what TO wants. He will get it to who has single coverage within a 30 yard radius.

johnstonolb
10-13-2008, 02:14 PM
Now Romo has a legit reason to be unhappy.

Can you enlarge his testicles in that picture? And maybe put an ER entrance in the background too.

PoopSandwich
10-13-2008, 02:26 PM
If only Tony Romo had done a barrel roll to avoid the pressure...

PoopSandwich
10-13-2008, 02:26 PM
Can you enlarge his testicles in that picture? And maybe put an ER entrance in the background too.

Winslow's balls shrunk to the size of a grapefruit get it right.

BufFan71
10-13-2008, 08:09 PM
Lollercaust. I take it you haven't seen Brad Johnson lately.


Theyre gonna have to lean on the best secondary of this past decade to win them games on defense.

But its only 4 games though. If they can go 2-2, they can still squeak into the playoffs and do damage. All hope is not lost by any means.


the same secondary that was dissected by Kurt Warner?

M.O.T.H.
10-13-2008, 09:39 PM
the same secondary that was dissected by Kurt Warner?

If you didnt know, it's a running joke on here. Because, DMW said the cowboys could have the best secondary of the decade or something along those lines.

DMWSackMachine
10-14-2008, 02:34 AM
Yeah, not looking like one of my finer moments, though I did qualify it rather extensively. I said that if everything developed just right ( health being the most important, and we know how that's gone) we had a "decent" chance. But the mediocre performance to date can't even justify that much.

As for Romo and his injury (and also in response to the other Romo thread), I think this could be a blessing in disguise. Romo has not been himself lately, and if you look at him on the sidelines, he has the look of a guy who is having woman problems. He just ain't right, plain and simple. His play has still been fairly good, but not dynamic and spectacular like we're used to. I think that blonde bimbo is making him miserable Jan Levinson style. There is no other explanation.

So I think this time away from the game could re-energize him and help him recapture his enthusiasm and love for the game.

More than that, it is time to see what this defense is really made of. I have a theory, which has always seemed to ring true in my mind, regarding the makeup of teams and how they become awesome defensively. It hinges on the fact that you almost never see a truly great defense on the same team as a great (or even really good) offense. The closest I have ever seen is the Cowboys of the early 90s and Packers of the mid-90s. Both were really good defenses who had everything in place to become All-Time units. But it never happened because they never were required to develop that "no margin for error" mentality that all truly great defenses have.

In effect, a defense that knows it can afford a few mistakes here and there is going to under-perform, simply because they won't bring that unwavering and relentless intensity and will to dominate on each and every Sunday. It seems like knowing that you have to go out and win the game for your team every Sunday can take you to another level.

Anyhow, not sure if that makes sense to anyone else, but this factor could come into play for this Cowboy defense. There is no arguing that they have the athletes and sheer ability in place to distinguish themselves as a great defense. They just haven't done it in games, which is kind of a big deal. If this opportunity doesn't do it for them, its time to consider some wholesale changes on that side of the ball, starting with the HC and DC. These results can no longer be tolerated.

Bruce Banner
10-14-2008, 02:37 AM
DMV, you're not completely wrong. You could easily make a case for it being the most talented secondary, despite the lack of production.

MetSox17
10-14-2008, 09:17 AM
DMV, you're not completely wrong. You could easily make a case for it being the most talented secondary, despite the lack of production.

Yeah, yeah, i'll go with that one! :D

bigbluedefense
10-14-2008, 09:41 AM
Yeah, not looking like one of my finer moments, though I did qualify it rather extensively. I said that if everything developed just right ( health being the most important, and we know how that's gone) we had a "decent" chance. But the mediocre performance to date can't even justify that much.

As for Romo and his injury (and also in response to the other Romo thread), I think this could be a blessing in disguise. Romo has not been himself lately, and if you look at him on the sidelines, he has the look of a guy who is having woman problems. He just ain't right, plain and simple. His play has still been fairly good, but not dynamic and spectacular like we're used to. I think that blonde bimbo is making him miserable Jan Levinson style. There is no other explanation.

So I think this time away from the game could re-energize him and help him recapture his enthusiasm and love for the game.

More than that, it is time to see what this defense is really made of. I have a theory, which has always seemed to ring true in my mind, regarding the makeup of teams and how they become awesome defensively. It hinges on the fact that you almost never see a truly great defense on the same team as a great (or even really good) offense. The closest I have ever seen is the Cowboys of the early 90s and Packers of the mid-90s. Both were really good defenses who had everything in place to become All-Time units. But it never happened because they never were required to develop that "no margin for error" mentality that all truly great defenses have.

In effect, a defense that knows it can afford a few mistakes here and there is going to under-perform, simply because they won't bring that unwavering and relentless intensity and will to dominate on each and every Sunday. It seems like knowing that you have to go out and win the game for your team every Sunday can take you to another level.

Anyhow, not sure if that makes sense to anyone else, but this factor could come into play for this Cowboy defense. There is no arguing that they have the athletes and sheer ability in place to distinguish themselves as a great defense. They just haven't done it in games, which is kind of a big deal. If this opportunity doesn't do it for them, its time to consider some wholesale changes on that side of the ball, starting with the HC and DC. These results can no longer be tolerated.

i think these next 3 games will define this year's Cowboys. we're going to learn a lot about the mental makeup of this team in the next 3 weeks. it could be a blessing in disguise, it could also be disaster. it all depends on the mental toughness of the team.


and just a side note: the 84 49ers were probably the most balanced SB champ ever. They had a sick defense and sick offense. Statistically speaking, i know the 86 Giants were #3 ranked offense and I believe the #1 ranked defense. But they were more known for their defense for obvious reasons. basically, what im saying is that its doable, its been done before, its just that when we remember past champions, we tend to remember one unit over the other bc one unit usually takes the limelight/glory, even though sometimes its not necessarily justified.

Modano
10-14-2008, 09:45 AM
i think these next 3 games will define this year's Cowboys. we're going to learn a lot about the mental makeup of this team in the next 3 weeks. it could be a blessing in disguise, it could also be disaster. it all depends on the mental toughness of the team.



Exactly. This team has its back against the wall. They will be without their starting LG (I admit I was wrong about Kosier, without him our OL is not the same), starting QB, big-play RB, P and #1 CB for the next 4 weeks. And probably even without Spencer.
If they can win 3 of the next 4 they can find their confidence back and go all the way to the SB.

yo123
10-15-2008, 06:15 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3645737

Romo wants to play with the injury.

Bruce Banner
10-15-2008, 06:17 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3645737

Romo wants to play with the injury.

I know Favre is his primary god and everything but come on Tony.

yo123
10-15-2008, 06:18 PM
I know Favre is his personal god and everything but come on Tony.


Especially against the Rams. They don't even need him, and if they do they aren't as good as we all think they are.

Sniper
10-15-2008, 06:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3645737

Romo wants to play with the injury.

Oh sure, that's a great idea. T.O wouldn't spazz out the first time a slant fell at his feet due to lack of zip.

On second thought, DO IT! DO IT NOW!

LonghornsLegend
10-15-2008, 06:22 PM
Damn you Brett Favre, just go away :(


If he gets hit hard screw a month there goes our season, if Brad Johnson can't make this offense move the chains vs STL then we don't deserve to win...At least rest him this week and see what happens.

MetSox17
10-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Anyone surprised that this came after Brett Favre called Tony Romo?

princefielder28
10-15-2008, 06:25 PM
Anyone surprised that this came after Brett Favre called Tony Romo?

that's immediately what I thought of

M.O.T.H.
10-15-2008, 06:33 PM
I dont know what to think w/ this one. Maybe playing w/ it is just what Tony needs...keep him actually focused at the task at hand. You can learn a lot about yourself when faced with that type of adversity, just like Favre did when he's played through all the injuries through his career. On the other hand, the rest may be or have been good for Romo, just to get his head clear. I'm on the fence...obviously, there is a lot of risk involved but, the only one that should make this decision is Tony. Tony has to do what he has to do...he is in some kind of weird funk right now and he needs to do something to get himself right again and get out of it.

I will add, though...Given Romo's throwing motion, there will be a lot of torque on that injured pinkie. There is just no avoiding it if he continues to snap his wrist like he does and lets it roll off the hand. It will be interesting but, Tony knows whats best for himself.

DMWSackMachine
10-15-2008, 06:38 PM
I think its a great idea. This is the type of thing that Tony needs to go through to become a true winner. I don't see how it should keep him out, anyway. He just basically cracked a bone in his hand, its not even out in the finger portion, its the bone that's actually inside his hand.

That said, I did think that it would help the team for him to sit a few games, and help him.

yo123
10-15-2008, 06:39 PM
I think its a great idea. This is the type of thing that Tony needs to go through to become a true winner. I don't see how it should keep him out, anyway. He just basically cracked a bone in his hand, its not even out in the finger portion, its the bone that's actually inside his hand.

That said, I did think that it would help the team for him to sit a few games, and help him.

So you think it would be a great idea for him to sit...and it would be a great idea for him to play? The Cowboys can do no wrong!

MetSox17
10-15-2008, 06:39 PM
I dont know what to think w/ this one. Maybe playing w/ it is just what Tony needs...keep him actually focused at the task at hand. You can learn a lot about yourself when faced with that type of adversity, just like Favre did when he's played through all the injuries through his career. On the other hand, the rest may be or have been good for Romo, just to get his head clear. I'm on the fence...obviously, there is a lot of risk involved but, the only one that should make this decision is Tony. Tony has to do what he has to do...he is in some kind of weird funk right now and he needs to do something to get himself right again and get out of it.

I will add, though...Given Romo's throwing motion, there will be a lot of torque on that injured pinkie. There is just no avoiding it if he continues to snap his wrist like he does and lets it roll off the hand. It will be interesting but, Tony knows whats best for himself.

There's no chance in hell that thing gets healed if he continues playing with it, so why would we want a 75% Tony for the rest of the year? Let him take the few weeks off, and have Brad Johnson do as best he can (which isn't too good) and try to win us at least one game in that stretch. Then we can turn it on and get to full speed just in time for the playoffs.

This decision shouldn't be left to Tony Romo. He's a crowd-pleaser. He thinks people are gonna respect him more if he plays through it, and in all sincerity, that's not in the best interest of the team.

M.O.T.H.
10-15-2008, 07:08 PM
I would normally agree but, given the situation Tony is in w/ this depression of sorts we've seen...I think he needs to do what will honestly, make him the happiest. If he really wants to play and compete, then I say, so be it. Hell, maybe a phone call from Favre is just what he needed to get him back on track...I dont for sure but, this should be left up to him, imo.

I dont know if we really need him against the Rams, though. Bucs game might be a better one to come back to, he has put up excellent performances against the cover 2...so, if he can still make the throws, that may be a good come back game for him.

Sniper
10-15-2008, 07:11 PM
I think its a great idea. This is the type of thing that Tony needs to go through to become a true winner. I don't see how it should keep him out, anyway. He just basically cracked a bone in his hand, its not even out in the finger portion, its the bone that's actually inside his hand.

That said, I did think that it would help the team for him to sit a few games, and help him.

You know painful it would be to throw 25-35 passes with a broken pinkie?

scottyboy
10-15-2008, 07:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3645737

Romo wants to play with the injury.

aww how cute, little Tony is trying to act tough and big boy after Favre called him...

Loggerhead
10-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Damn you people love to harp on Romo. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and is having a hell of a year. Even with the broken pinkie he give da boyz the best chance to win. People play through injuries all the time and yet don't catch half the flack Romo is getting for trying to play. Look at Rivers last year, he had a partially torn ACL and was praised for playing on it. If Rivers had fully torn his ACL he would have ****** his team since it requires a year to heal. While it was a different situation since it was the playoffs, it was shows the disparity to how Romo is treated compared to other QB's. Bottom line is Romo is not trying to be a crowd-pleaser he is giving his team the best chance to win by playing.

aNYtitan
10-15-2008, 08:08 PM
Well the wise words of Brett Favre has now probably put Jerry Jones on suicide watch because he is about to see his superstar QB risk even further injuring his broken pinkie. I don't see why he should be rushing right back into action against a team such as the Rams. Well, its his body that he wants to mangle, and Wade Phillips wouldn't dare speak out against any player on any of his teams. It just sets up to be a bad situation, given that he now has an even larger target on him

SeanTaylorRIP
10-15-2008, 08:09 PM
Damn you people love to harp on Romo. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and is having a hell of a year. Even with the broken pinkie he give da boyz the best chance to win. People play through injuries all the time and yet don't catch half the flack Romo is getting for trying to play. Look at Rivers last year, he had a partially torn ACL and was praised for playing on it. If Rivers had fully torn his ACL he would have ****** his team since it requires a year to heal. While it was a different situation since it was the playoffs, it was shows the disparity to how Romo is treated compared to other QB's. Bottom line is Romo is not trying to be a crowd-pleaser he is giving his team the best chance to win by playing.

lol, I don't think anyone is arguing that Brad Johnson gives this team a better shot at winning.

D-Unit
10-15-2008, 08:16 PM
This will end up being a highlight chapter of Tony Romo's career. This could make or break his reputation/legacy of what people ultimately end up thinking about him.

Right now, I'd compare him to Hidalgo (the Horse) before winning the race. A wild mustang coming from nowhere... that a lot of people doubt can win the prize... who has to overcome injury...

If Tony comes through playing with this injury, I will forever have to call him:

Tony "Hidalgo" Romo

DMWSackMachine
10-15-2008, 09:10 PM
Yeah, a little over the top, D, but I agree. Tony playing through the injury--effectively--would just prove doubters wrong, yet again. Broken record.

As for my statement before, my intention was to say that there are positives to both sitting and playing. What is ailing the Cowboys right now has nothing to do with talent or ability to play the game. Its the outside things, the things that you can't see on paper, but can see on the field. Giving his team something to rally around by saying "Look, I'll play through this agonizing pain for you guys" might bring the guys together. Likewise, him sitting on the sideline and watching his team play could provide a means to re-energize him and renew his zest for playing (which seems to have been missing the last two or three weeks).

That is where I was going with it.

johnstonolb
10-15-2008, 11:27 PM
Tony has nothing to prove in Sept/Oct/November.

I'd prefer he get healthy and mentally prepared for the second half of the season.

Modano
10-16-2008, 01:53 AM
Well, I found this about Romo's finger.

http://www.blueandsilverreport.com/2008/10/13/location-of-romos-fracture-is-important/

So according to this doctor

If the fracture is near the middle of the bone it can be stabilized with a plate and screws. This will allow the bone to heal quicker and get Romo back on the field sooner. However, if the fracture is just below the knuckle, often times a plate cannot be inserted and the fracture will have to heal on its own. Therefore the fracture may require a little more time to heal before it is stable enough to allow Romo to play.
If itís in the middle of the bone, the metacarpals are ameable to small injections that would reduce discomfort during a game but not numb the fingers.
If itís a mid fracture, Romo could return on the short end of the rehab timetable, but if itís a near-knuckle fracture heís probably out the full 4-6 weeks.

If they can put a plate to stabilize the bone he can't re-aggravate the injury, because the plate protects the bone. When TO broke a bone in his hand (and he was supposed to miss 2 to 4 games) 2 years ago he didn't miss a game because they were able to put a plate on the bone.
I think it all depends on how effective can Romo be with a plate in his throwing hand. I just hope that the call from Favre gave him his smile back.

yourfavestoner
10-16-2008, 03:08 AM
When is Brett Favre going to ******* die already.

bigbluedefense
10-16-2008, 09:50 AM
A 20% Romo is better than Brad Johnson. So i can see where they are coming from with this.

I think he'll be fine.

MetSox17
10-16-2008, 09:56 AM
Well, I found this about Romo's finger.

http://www.blueandsilverreport.com/2008/10/13/location-of-romos-fracture-is-important/

So according to this doctor



If they can put a plate to stabilize the bone he can't re-aggravate the injury, because the plate protects the bone. When TO broke a bone in his hand (and he was supposed to miss 2 to 4 games) 2 years ago he didn't miss a game because they were able to put a plate on the bone.
I think it all depends on how effective can Romo be with a plate in his throwing hand. I just hope that the call from Favre gave him his smile back.

Owens also risked losing feeling and movement in that finger he broke, so i'm not sure how great an idea that is.

A 20% Romo is better than Brad Johnson. So i can see where they are coming from with this.

I think he'll be fine.

I agree that any Romo is better than Brad Johnson, but at what expense? I'm not willing to risk Tony injuring his hand to the point where we'll lose him for the season, when we can easily sit him down for four weeks and have him come back completely healthy and ready to perform when the season means the most.

bigbluedefense
10-16-2008, 10:02 AM
Owens also risked losing feeling and movement in that finger he broke, so i'm not sure how great an idea that is.



I agree that any Romo is better than Brad Johnson, but at what expense? I'm not willing to risk Tony injuring his hand to the point where we'll lose him for the season, when we can easily sit him down for four weeks and have him come back completely healthy and ready to perform when the season means the most.

Its a risk reward situation no doubt. But knowing the circumstances, I just have a gut feeling that the oline is going to be dominant during this time, they know they have to protect Romo, and worst case scenario will take a holding call.

I also think Romo knows the deal and won't hold onto the ball so long.

I have no real basis for my assumption, just more of a gut feeling.

LonghornsLegend
10-16-2008, 12:16 PM
For this week, it's a bonehead move to try and play...If he wants to return for NY then hey I'm all for it, but if he falls he's going to use his hand to protect himself, all it's going to take is one D lineman to put some weight on him and the entire season is down the drain...Being that we just picked up Roy it would even be a bigger hit this season, Brad Johnson is a seasoned vet, he should be able to manage us to a win vs STL.

nrk
10-17-2008, 10:09 AM
Is his inured pinkie on his throwing hand or the other one?

HawkeyeFan
10-17-2008, 10:26 AM
I kind of hope he plays. Grant it, we don't have the best Pass Rush, but when we blitz we can be pretty effective.


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Gay Ork Wang
10-17-2008, 10:35 AM
just like last year?

619
10-17-2008, 11:05 AM
Is his inured pinkie on his throwing hand or the other one?

It's on his throwing hand .

nrk
10-17-2008, 11:10 AM
It's on his throwing hand .

Ouch. I don't understand why they're playing Romo against the Rams. I'd be sitting him this week so if he was gonna play injured he'd get some rest and get him ready for Tampa Bay and NY Giants.

ChezPower4
10-17-2008, 08:06 PM
Ouch. I don't understand why they're playing Romo against the Rams. I'd be sitting him this week so if he was gonna play injured he'd get some rest and get him ready for Tampa Bay and NY Giants.

The Cowboys must fell that Johnson can't do the job. but i think that even Johnson could beat the Rams.

Gay Ork Wang
10-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Ouch. I don't understand why they're playing Romo against the Rams. I'd be sitting him this week so if he was gonna play injured he'd get some rest and get him ready for Tampa Bay and NY Giants.
well they could saying that just to let the rams to have to prepare for romo

Saints-Tigers
10-17-2008, 10:08 PM
A 20% Romo is better than Brad Johnson. So i can see where they are coming from with this.

I think he'll be fine.

Maybe not, if this were any other team, I might prefer Brad over a hurt Romo.

But as much flack as I give to Tony, I think he makes this offensive line look a lot better in pass protection than they really are.

If the line could actually hold up long enough, I think Brad Johnson might be a great stabilizing force this offense needs at this point.

As it is, a hurt Romo is probably still a better choice, because Brad might look like Drew Bledsoe out there....

M.O.T.H.
10-17-2008, 10:37 PM
Romo probably isnt going to start...he's having problems gripping the ball according to ESPN News today. Brad Johnson is expected to start the game. That's always subject to change, I suppose but, it looks like it will be Brad.