They were the favorites to win the Super Bowl through the first three games of this season.
They were the most talented team in the league.
They self-destructed and did not even make the playoffs.
The quarterback has a poor work ethic. He’s sloppy with the ball. The team has no leadership and no discipline. They’re just a big disappointment.
As I watched them lose 44-6 to the Philadelphia Eagles, I gave up on them. I walked away. They’re like a girl who was once special to me but now, oy.
Tony Romo is saying all the right things these days.
Amid a flurry of criticism in the month since the Dallas Cowboys’ humbling in Philadelphia, the quarterback is promising to rededicate himself to his craft and take a more active leadership role in the locker room.
Therein lies the problem.
Romo’s not a leader. Never has been. Never will be.
In the NFL, you’re judged on your actions, not your words, and Romo’s actions the last two seasons suggest he isn’t the type capable of putting a team on his back and carrying it to a Super Bowl.
Leaders don’t develop. They are born. It’s something in the DNA. You either have it, or you don’t. After showing little interest in leadership his first couple of seasons, Romo is talking about becoming a better leader now.