Tony Romo returns this week for the Dallas Cowboys after missing 7 games with a broken clavicle. He returns as their starting quarterback on a 2-7 team and believes the team has the opportunity to put some wins together and take a shot at making the playing.
However he knows the margin of error is very small.
The situation in Dallas is dire to say the least. The Cowboys are winless in their past 7 games, they trail the NFC East first place New York Giants by 2 ½ games and no team that was at one time 2-7 has gone on to win reach the playoffs.
Romo does not feel he is the only one who believes the team can reach the postseason. In fact, he believes every player thinks he still has a chance.
If any quarterback can rally a team around him it is Romo. In his career, Romo has 29 game winning drives as well as 25 comebacks in the fourth quarter.
During the current losing streak for Dallas, the team lost five games by seven or fewer points, including two that went to overtime.
They blew four leads entering the second half and three leads during the fourth quarter.
Jason Garrett the Dallas head coach stresses that each player must do his job and that means Romo as well, the Dallas veteran quarterback cannot go out and try to play hero. The time is not for heroes; the time is for a full team effort and try to win out these last seven weeks.
Dallas’ season now is all about making history and become the first team in NFL history to reach the postseason after starting 2-7. The NFC East affords them that opportunity.
In the mediocre division, only the Giants are playing .500.
However, first things first, the Cowboys must first beat Miami this Sunday.
In the two wins that started the season for Dallas, Romo threw three touchdowns and two interceptions his two replacements, Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel combined to throw six touchdowns and seven interceptions. On Tuesday, Dallas waived Weeden, who was signed on Thursday by the Houston Texans.
Though Dallas is amidst its worst losing streak for the past 26 years, the return of Romo has players and fans believing the team will have plenty of important games ahead of them this season.