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Colin Cowherd: People Forget “Tony Romo Was Good For A Decade”

Sean Martin



Cowboys Headlines - Colin Cowherd: People Forget "Tony Romo Was Good For A Decade"

I've always found myself agreeing a lot with Colin Cowherd, the now Fox Sports radio host who's made headlines for some wrong reasons when it's come to the 2016 Cowboys.

Returning to form as the logical and sensible personality that once had me watching Sportsnation every single day after school, Cowherd summed up the career of Tony Romo perfectly in this monologue.

Colin Cowherd Talking Romo -V- Dak; Tony Was Duct Tape - Streamable

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Cowherd has taken heat for spewing the hottest (and wrongest) takes possible when it comes to Dak Prescott, and now it seems that he has not only come around on the miraculous rookie, but has admitted his hesitance was due to the respect he has for Romo.

"I'm not anti Dak, I'm pro Tony." - Cowherd

As one of the loudest Romo supporters out there, I referenced Cowherd in this column that showed my support for Prescott's progress as Dallas' starter - this time asking if the national media would ever give him the respect that Romo always deserved.


Tony Romo is now getting that respect, and even if its just 117 seconds here from Cowherd, it sums up perfectly what Cowboys Nation has been thinking for a decade.

What do you make of Colin Cowherd's Comments on Tony Romo? Let us know! You can leave a comment below the article, or email me your comments and feedback at

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Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Pleasant NJ, no we're not how you think we are. Host of "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. You may @ me: @SeanMartinNFL.

  • Randy

    I love it, it’s exactly how I feel

    • Sean Martin

      Should resonate with plenty of Cowboys faithful. Thank you for reading and replying, Randy.

  • Lew

    He is right on, He has carried this team for a very long time.

  • Charles

    Really wish we could have seen what Tony could have done with the roster we have now. It’s sad and a shame what my beloved Cowboys have done to the man that gave them his heart and soul. Dream scenario would have been Romo getting back his job leading Cowboys to a Super Bowl victory and then walking away a champion.

    • Sean Martin

      Spot on, Charles. That was certainly the dream scenario after a few wins from Dak, but it seems a bit less likely now. Honestly, as long as Romo gets a ring somehow, I’ll be so happy.

  • Mike

    I’m pro Romo. I think this o-line is making Dak look good. I’m sure even Sanchez would look the same if he played with this offensive line.

    • Sean Martin

      We said this about Weeden and Cassel haha. Biggest difference for Dak is that he has Zeke.

  • hectare22

    Tony Romo has played with some good offensive lines and not gotten it done in the past. Romo has been a very good quarterback for the Cowboys throughout his playing career, when you look at the past three years he has been hurt and not able to play. It appears at this point in his career he will be injury prone with the slightest hit, its Dak’s time and Romo will have to get used to being the backup and waiting for his number to called if Dak falters down the stretch. Colin Cowherd is an overrated loudmouth who is wrong almost all the time about anything that matters with sports.

    • Sean Martin

      …but are you agreeing with Colin here? You did admit that Romo was “a very good quarterback”. Thank you for the comment.

  • gilmorelogic

    Tony Romo did not concede the job to Dax. He was told her had lost his job. Cowboys fans have been frustrated by Tony for a while. We love him but time moves on.

  • Mike Young

    Tony was good for a lot of years. I enjoyed some of his best seasons. But I also remember what seems like a propensity to lose games with bad play at critical times. I believe the 2014 team is very comparable to this season in terms of personnel. The 2014 team did not have Elliott who is a dynamic talent but they did have Murray a tremendous talent in his own right who lead the NFL in rushing. Romo just never lead his team to a championship and unfortunately that may be his legacy. The 2015 season as we all know was a disaster because Romo could not stay healthy. Romo was good and gave it his all but Prescott is good too and he may be able to accomplish as a rookie what Romo never could – take his team to and win the Super Bowl. That would be amazing!!

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Dallas Cowboys Restructure Travis Frederick’s Contract, Clear Cap Space

Sean Martin



Travis Frederick

Patience is a virtue for football fans everywhere this time of the year, especially those of the Dallas Cowboys. A team known for using free agency to deal with their own expiring contracts and players, Cowboys Nation has been anxiously awaiting an addition to improve this roster before the draft. While the wait will continue for outside help in Dallas, the Cowboys have created $7.5 million in cap space by restructuring the contract of Center Travis Frederick.

Jane Slater on Twitter

C Travis Frederick will restructure his deal to help clear up roughly 7.5M in cap space for the #Cowboys per source informed

Restructuring the contracts of their cornerstone players is nothing new for the Cowboys. Rarely doing so with a clear "next move" in sight, the market for top FA talent at WR and OL may have already passed the Cowboys.

Having the space to negotiate with available players now opens the door just slightly further for Earl Thomas or Tyrann Mathieu acquisitions to become realistic. Reportedly, the Cowboys have inquired about both safeties (Thomas via popular trade talks and Mathieu as a free agent, released by the Cardinals) and have been met with price tags the Jones' were forced to turn away.

Giving up assets for players that will warrant large future contracts is not currently the Dallas Cowboys' way, but being able to sign somebody in free agency has been. To avoid a repeat of 2017, a season arguably derailed as soon as the team's free agent class failed entirely, the Cowboys will need to find proven players that can contribute on the market in the coming weeks.

With the help of the anchor to their star-studded offensive line, the Cowboys can come to this market with slightly thicker wallets now. Keep the optimistic tweets alive, and tip Travis Frederick accordingly.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys Restructure Travis Frederick’s Contract, Clear Cap Space" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Place 2nd Round RFA Tender on DL David Irving

Jess Haynie



David Irving

One of the more anticipated Cowboys free agency moves has finally happened. Defensive lineman David Irving has been given the 2nd-round Restricted Free Agent tender, which would result in a $2.91 million contract for 2018.

David Moore on Twitter

Source: the Cowboys have used a 2nd round tender on DT David Irving. The cost is $2.91 million.

If another team offers Irving a contract, that would have to send their 2018 second-round draft pick to the Cowboys.

There was no doubt that Dallas would extend an RFA tender to Irving, one of the bright young stars on their defense. The question was at what amount; they could have gone with the $4.1 million tender which raises the compensation to a first-round draft pick.

With a difference of only about $1 million, some might argue that the Cowboys went lower to entice other teams to try to sign Irving. Perhaps they don't foresee giving him a big long-term deal next year, so want to get something for him now.

It's a logical argument, and one that means there may be more to this story before the offseason ends. For now, though, David Irving's closer to remaining a Cowboy than he was yesterday.

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REPORT: Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick Has Requested Release

Jess Haynie



Is Orlando Scandrick In The Cowboys' 2017 Plans?

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested to be released by the Dallas Cowboys, according to a report from ESPN's Todd Archer. The veteran has been with the team since 2008, when he was drafted in the fifth round.

Archer's report can be found here:

Todd Archer on Twitter

Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has requested his release from the team, according to a source. Scandrick hopes to get into the free-agent market when it opens Wednesday. Cowboys seem to have moved on at corner with Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis,...

The end of Scandrick's run in Dallas comes as no surprise. He had fallen behind the youth movement at cornerback with Jourdan Lewis, Chidobe Awuzie, and Anthony Brown all arriving in the last two seasons. Now with talk that Byron Jones may move back to CB, there's just not place for Orlando.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, releasing Scandrick doesn't provide any great salary cap relief.

If Dallas cuts Scandrick outright, they will get back about $1.4 million from his $5.3-million cap hit in 2018. If they make him a June-1st cut, the cap relief increases to $3 million and pushes $1.6 million of dead money into 2019.

If not for all their younger options, the Cowboys might have elected to stick with Orlando for one more season. But given what they already have at corner, Dallas was likely planning to release him even before this request.

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