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Romo's Shoulder

The sad/bad news for Dallas Cowboys fans is also bad news for Tony Romo owners in fantasy football. Tony Romo’s broken clavicle not only breaks the rest of the Cowboys’ season — more than likely, anyway — he’s also caused a massive trend with the fantasy waiver. As of this posting, according to Yahoo Sports’ fantasy football page, there have already been 9404 adds of John Kitna and 12702 drops of Romo.

Clearly, even when their most recognizable player gets hurt, the Cowboys still move the needle. Of course, a major injury to a popular fantasy football starter has that effect.

As a non-Cowboy hater (not a fan, though), I’m not interested in kicking the franchise while its down. The same goes for Romo. Injuries in sports suck, even if it’s for a team people are currently loving to hate. Currently, Romo is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, and his teammates fully expect him to play again this season:

“Anybody who knows what kind of work ethic this guy has there’s no question,” Witten said. “People doubt him in many ways … but that guy is a fighter. He’ll bounce back.”

Granted, that could be a teammate who’s trying to make the best of a crappy situation, but it would be surprising if Romo doesn’t find his way back onto the field before the season ends. The question is, will the Cowboys have anything to play for by then?

Did Roy Williams Turn Into Terrell Owens?

Roy Williams

Apparently, it’s hard for Tony Romo to keep anybody happy nowadays. If it’s not letting down Dallas Cowboy supporters everywhere with his three interception performance against the Giants, therefore spoiling the opening of Jerry Jones’ palatial ode to Cowboys football, he’s apparently not very good at making his big-name wide receivers happy. Just ask Terrell Owens, who, lest we forget, once cried because of the amount of criticism Romo was receiving after another playoff loss; or, in this case, Roy Williams, the player brought in to replace the departed distraction.

Williams isn’t happy with the lack of footballs being thrown his way, so instead of learning from anything Owens did, Williams decides to take his case to the Dallas Morning News. Because, yeah, that’s certainly one way of handling these kinds of situations on a private basis.

“Yeah, it’s frustrating. Why is it not?” Williams said. “I feel like I’m a playmaker. I feel like I can change the game. It didn’t happen in the passing game, so I had to turn into [offensive lineman] Flozell [Adams] on the outside and try to dominate the run game. That’s what was working for us. There are going to be games like that.”

If that’s how you truly believe, Mr. Williams — “There are going to be games like that” — why on earth would you say anything at all that can be construed as you being combative towards your quarterback? Instead of saying, “Yeah, it’s frustrating,” why not try, oh, I don’t know, saying something like, “There will be other games and other opportunities for me to make plays.” or some other innocuous statement? Why do anything in the public eye that looks like a repeat of the TO madness? It doesn’t make much sense.

But then again, this is the same guy, a multimillionaire mind you, who knowingly stiffed a delivery driver on a tip. I’m guessing protecting your quarterback in the press is not a second nature characteristic for Williams.

Via PFT.

A Sunday of Big Plays

The NFL is finally here, and the sport rewarded our patience with a number of highlight-worthy plays that reconfirmed our love for Sunday’s sport of kings — even if you are a Cincinnati Bengals fan. The play we are leading with has to be Adrian Peterson’s epic 64-yard touchdown run against the Cleveland Quinns. Apparently, Purple Jesus wanted to prove those new Nike Combat commercials are based on true-life events.

I’m left wondering if Peterson’s skin broke out in a protective hexagonal patterns after he scored.

More NFL fun after the jump >>

Terrell Owens Still Wants to Help Dallas

T.O.’s toe is feeling better, but because he’ll be missing the Buffalo Bills preseason game against Pittsburgh, he’s offering his services to his old team, via Twitter, of course. Now, while I’m sure the sentiment about filling for Roy Williams is appreciated, you have to believe if Tony Romo saw this, his first reaction would be involuntary regurgitation, followed by him blaming Jessica Simpson for everything.

No More TO In Dallas

TO Mask
Who does that masked man play for? Not Dallas.

Get your popcorn ready because the man in mask is departing from the Dallas Cowboys. Yes, folks, Terrell Owens has been cut. Different directions were cited as the reason. As you can expect, there’s a landslide’s worth of reaction and information pouring about the Owens release, with the Dallas Morning News being at the front and center.

Jean-Jacques Taylor says TO had to go and now it’s Romo’s team.

His personality is too powerful. There was no one in the locker room with the professional success or the intestinal fortitude to insist he sit down and shut up.

So he had to go.

More on TO’s departure after the jump >>

So Much for Those Tears (Terrell Owens)

Man, that seems like such a long time ago when TO was crying for his quarterback, Tony Romo. Now there are stories about jealously and general attention-whoring, which, for Terrell Owens, is awfully surprising. The story’s flash point came from who else but ESPN when they posted an article about Owens’ resentment towards the relationship of Tony Romo and Jason Witten.

There were a lot of revealing anonymous quotes that, if true, could be really damning to the rest of the Cowboys season. Examples:

More TO fun after the jump >>

No Romo, No Play

Tony RomoThe most famous quarterback in Texas not named Colt McCoy will be out a little longer than secondarily expected. Tony Romo went on Terrell Owens’ television show yesterday and discussed his hand injury and whether or not he’d be playing on Sunday.

The answer, according to Romo, is no. Furthermore, he’s not sure he’ll be back by the team’s bye-week on the weekend of November 9.

“Brad is going to go this week unless something happens that I don’t foresee,” Romo said. “It will be very difficult to change. Right now, we’ve got to get two wins going into the bye and go from there.”

Apparently, Brett Favre’s “man up” phone didn’t help matters as much as people thought.

Is The Terrell Owens Situation Escalating?

Terrell Owens

After watching Terrell Owens all these years, it’s still really hard to get a bead on how he really feels, unless, of course, he’s not happy with the way he’s being used. If TO isn’t happy, he’s not afraid to let everyone who will listen know how he feels, even if it’s a distraction to his team. After the Cowboys lost to the Redskins on Sunday, Owens let the media know he wasn’t being used correctly, even though close to 20 offensive plays went his way.

Apparently, Owens wasn’t satisfied complaining to the media and decided to voice his displeasure with Tony Romo, the same quarterback he cried for last season. Can you say “chemistry issues?” I thought you could.

The types of routes and throws are what concerns Owens, the sources said. The receiver, who the sources said was venting to Romo about his frustrations, has not liked how some of the throws were coming from the quarterback as far back as the season opener.

But Owens said Sunday he is still confident in Romo.

Is this the same kind of confidence Owens had in Donovan McNabb? Furthermore, how long will this “confidence” last if Romo doesn’t look TO’s way when Owens thinks he should? If the past is anything to go on, it wouldn’t be surprising if Dallas’ chemistry situation gets worse before it gets better.

Lastly, it’s nice to see TO stick by his “I love me some me” mantra. I wonder how long Dallas fans will share that sentiment — especially if Owens continues to put himself ahead of the team.