Former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson knows a thing or two about winning. The three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler will almost certainly be in the Hall of Fame one day, and was a key member for three Super Bowl champion Cowboys’ teams.
With that being said, it is understandable that we would hold Woody’s words with some reverence when speaks about the current Cowboys. On ESPN’s Mike and Mike radio show, Woodson made some very interesting comments about former franchise quarterback Tony Romo.
If he’s on the roster next year, the locker room would be a mess. Tony Romo wants to play and be a starter.” – Darren Woodson
Claiming that the locker room would be a “mess” if Romo was still on the roster in 2017, Woodson pleaded for the Cowboys to make a move and get Romo out of town. I don’t think anyone would claim Woodson is a Romo “hater,” and if anything, I believe he is a realist.
Tony Romo deserves to get a shot to start in this league, and if the place for this to happen isn’t in Dallas, then it is time for both the Cowboys and Romo to move on.
If Romo is still on the roster when training camp opens next season, it will be interesting to evaluate the dynamic between he and Dak. Yes, Romo is the ultimate professional as is Dak Prescott, but Romo will undoubtedly be gunning for his job during camp, and may even look really good in some preseason games.
It’s very possible that Romo could have a fantastic camp, look good in the preseason, and then have many fans wondering why the “better” quarterback isn’t playing.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself here, though. Dak Prescott is the future of the Dallas Cowboys, and that future began in 2016. Like Darren Woodson said, it is probably time to find Tony Romo a new home.
The only question left unanswered is where that new home will be.