I love a good sandwich! Come to think of it, I love pancakes, too! Mmmmm good! And Tony Romo reminded me of those two things last week against the Tampa Bay defense.
But all kidding aside, I give all the credit in the football world for getting up from at least two, massive collisions with the turf at Cowboys Stadium. And even beyond kidding - actually very serious now - you no longer need to wonder why former NFL players struggle with physical life in their years beyond football. And we usually don't talk about quarterbacks when it comes to that conversation.
I've never questioned the tough intangibles that Tony Romo has. OK, maybe not so much the intangibles, because he does throw some "smh" (shakin' my head) interceptions, but his heart and toughness should not be questioned.
Just look back at the San Fran game early last season. He returned from bruised ribs or whatever to lead the Cowboys to victory.
And last week against the Bucs, wow, in my opinion. Like I said, at least that I remember, how many other quarterbacks would have called it a day after getting flattened the way he did.
And on that note by the way, how about Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and the shot he took. He lost part of an ear and stayed in the game! Huge props for that!
I don't question the will or the personal fortitude that Tony Romo fights with game in and game out. And let's not be fooled: Every part of that is gonna be tested this season. The Dallas Cowboys offensive line is terrible. In fact, they're on the way to horrible. And I don't think the highway to awful is that far off. So, Boys, you might want to get yourselves together the best you can so you don't kill your quarterback before November!
Tony Romo understands what that star on the helmet is all about. He also understands one playoff win in his tenure. He understands that simply won't do.
Dallas Cowboy fans are all over creation. And look, we live as transplants all over the place, and you see NFL fans of different teams all over this great country. But I'm willing to bet you you'll see more Cowboy fans in parts unknown than any other team!
And I'm not talking about the stupid throws that Romo has become moderately famous for. We all know about that nonsense. What I want us to realize is that Romo plays with something that lots of past, present and future NFL QB's will never have. Guts! He's got 'em full proof!
I watched him last Sunday on the turf, and then I watched him get back up and go to work. And I also know of a group of offensive lineman that should have the guy's back five minutes before somebody else suggest they have it.
The Cowboys play host to Chicago on Monday night. Dallas should be (3-1) by the end of the day. And whether they are, or whether they aren't, it won't be because Tony Romo didn't get back up after getting knocked down. He's done that his entire career, most recently, and literally, last week!