Tony Romo, Health & Illusion – Dallas Cowboys Propaganda
For those who believed the hype that has been pouring from the Jerry Jones Propaganda Machine since OTA’s this past spring, you might want to reconsider your faith in the official messages from Valley Ranch that the health of the quarterback is not a concern. In spite of assertions to the contrary from Tony Romo himself, his back is not 100 percent healthy. No, Tony Romo wasn’t just rusty in his first performance since back surgery. He was obviously injured. Lets be glad that Tony didn’t have to play the 49ers any earlier than he did. It could have been much uglier than it was. And it was ugly enough.
Known for his gunslingin’ ways, Tony’s pigskin shots from the hip repeatedly lacked zip. His footwork? For a man known for his improvisation skills in the pocket and making accurate throws from unorthodox positions, Romo wasn’t even close on some throws. And he consistently looked physically uncomfortable and unsettled. His actions were not those of a quarterback whose body is healthy and NFL ready.
And his three interceptions? Known for trying to force throws into tight spots and sometimes failing, I’m not sure it will ever be determined what Romo was thinking. I don’t think Tony knows what he was thinking. What is obvious, though, is that those throws were simply awful and very uncharacteristic of Tony Romo.
For those who may doubt the assertion that Romo’s back is unhealthy, please explain his appearance on this past weeks injury list. Though listed as probable to play, he participated fully in practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The official problem? His Back! Again, please explain how this back that everyone asserts is 100 percent healthy is the reason Romo is on the injury list?
So, before you blast Romo for his play against the 49ers, know that things are not as they appear at Valley Ranch. In other words, all is normal in the world of Jerry Jones.