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March 16, 2009

This Apparently Is No Big Deal

If Tony Romo has a problem with Terence Newman's recent comments made to WFAA then he's doing an excellent job of concealing it, or he doesn't care. The two were playing golf together on Monday afternoon.
In a recent interview with WFAA's Joe Trahan, Newman was asked about Troy Aikman's comments that he wasn't sure if Romo had grasped what being the Cowboys quarterback is all about.

Newman said: "I think that with the situation Tony was in, I think that kind of maybe hurt him a little bit - being a first-year starter, then you have the limelight with his girlfriend and situations of that nature. It's going to take away from him being a quarterback, being a successful quarterback. He won 13 games and everything was perfect, but now after this past season, it was, 'Is he doing enough for the team? Is he working hard enough? You know, he's got this girlfriend, so ...' I think that once he inherited the starting quarterback job and his relationship got into the national media attention, I think that that was something that definitely hurt and took away from Tony Romo being a great quarterback."

Who knows? Maybe Romo agrees with him.

- Mac Engel


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It is no big deal. Anyone with half a brain would know that this was the case. It was more Newman speaking the obvious than breaking some kind of "code".

We'll see next year if TO going bye bye will help Tony, because I think that was just as big if not a bigger distraction.



If Tony Romo could settle down a little I believe he has the talent to help take the Cowboys to a SB title. Notice I said "help". Football is still a team sport and to win a SB everyone, and I mean "EVERYONE" has to be on the same page--from ownership, management coaching, players, trainers, beat writers, all the way down to the most rabid Cowboy fans.

Troy had that team cohesiveness when he played during the SB years. As the team came under the total control of JJ (after the Jimster was unceremoniously run out of town), it fell into dissarray. A dissarray that mirrored the ownerships football management style and lack of football management skills.

Even Troy could not stop the Cowboys free-fall into loserville--see years 1997, 1998, 1999, etc... So Troys criticism of Tony suprizes me seeing as how Troy was in the same boat Tony finds himself in now.

Tony is not responsible for the Cowboys lack of management direction, management skill, management cojones, management delegation abilities, etc...Yes, I believe a main problem with the Cowboys these past 13 years has been ownership's lack of delegation skills.

Of course Cowboy Ownership can delegate a coffee run to a secretary--even Barney Fife could do that--, but, this ownership doesn't know how to delegate to their coaches to allow these coaches the lateral and vertical freedoms to go coach 'em up with these coaches own coaching/drafting/free agent signings and training camp style necessary to achieve that team cohesiveness so important to reaching SB glory.

If Cowboy ownership delegated a little more of its power to the Cowboy coaching staff maybe the players wouldn't goof off so much and would take what the coaches say more seriously.

the Dallas media has found a new way to instigate. Damn, ya'll are like middle school girls with all this he said-he said nonsense. how bout ya'll do some real journalism & tell us who the boys are looking at in the draft or who else might help us in FA.
...but I can't be hypocritical I do like hearing this stuff but I need balance baby-drop some science & some gossip...holla at your boy!

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