Tony Romo To Start Today Vs. Jags In London, Because Jerry Jones Is A Wanker
Rick Chandler 12:20 pm, November 09th, 2014
As we've established previously, Jerry Jones seems to be playing fast and loose with Tony Romo's health -- as if he has Romo on his fantasy team and nothing else. And now we learn that Romo has been declared active for the Cowboys' game against the Jaguars in London, and will start.
I suppose there's a certain exotic element to having your career ended in the place that gave us William the Conqueror and Henry VIII. But remember, it also gave us Benny Hill and Mr. Bean. Not everything there makes sense.
Nor does this. The Cowboys are entering an important stretch in their playoff drive. They trail the Eagles by a half game in the NFC East, and their next four games after the Jaguars are Giants, Eagles, Bears, Eagles. But they have a bye next week. Romo sat out last week with a back injury -- why in the world would you rush him back against Jacksonville, the Washington Generals of the NFL, the week before a bye? Romo could have a substantial rest before that crucial four-game meat-grinder, which he seems to need.
The reasons seem to be cosmetic ones. Jerry Jones wants his team to look good on the international stage: he's not flying all the way to London to show Brandon Weeden to all of Europe.
But it's a mistake.
Tony Romo is a real hero going out there and risking his ability to walk for Jerry Jones