There are plenty of Tony Romo-haters around North Texas and in the media, folks who believe Romo doesn’t have what it takes to lead the Dallas Cowboys back to the mountain top that they call the Super Bowl. Hall of Fame wide receiver turned NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin is not one of them. He made that much clear on Wednesday.
“I don’t know why everyone keeps believing and thinking that Tony Romo can’t lead this team to a Super Bowl,” Irvin said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I mean, he’s put up some incredible numbers. Dallas has to get more people around him to make plays consistently. And more so than anything, I think Dallas has to get the people in the running game to play consistently to help him. When he has a consistent running game, Tony Romo is one of the better quarterbacks in this National Football League.”
Of course, this isn’t an indictment of starting running back DeMarco Murray. Daryl “Moose” Johnston, who was on set with Irvin and co., points to the offensive line’s shortcomings as the chief factor in the Cowboys’ inability to get anything going on the ground in 2012.
“The majority of the yards this year were made on sheer will of DeMarco Murray,” Johnston said of the Cowboys’ running game. “There were not a lot of we-blocked running plays during the course of the season.
“That to me is the common link with that offense. That’s what went wrong.”
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