“Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss OTAs after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst on his back, according to various reports. He’s still expected to return in time for training camp, and the surgery was characterized as “minor. “If this was the regular season and I had to play next week, I could,” Romo told the Dallas Morning News on Monday night. “This is just about being smart. “That’s why I did it now. This will have no effect on training camp. No way will it have an impact. And I still think there’s a good chance I’m on the field for mini-camp.” Romo, one of the most-scrutinized quarterbacks in the entire league, will face even more examination this year after signing a $108 million contract extension in March and with the front office publicly stating that Romo can lead the Cowboys to a championship. Romo, who’s expected to miss at least three weeks, said his back had been nagging him this off-season. The team website writes that Romo hasn’t been participating in off-season throwing sessions with the team, and he hasn’t played golf like usual. “It was something I felt like was nagging me just enough,” Romo told the Morning News. “I wanted to make sure to get it done now. I wanted to take care of it earlier rather than later … “It was not much of anything. I just went in and had them look at it. It was more of an ache than anything. I just thought, ‘Well, it’s something I’d rather not feel.’” For this week’s OTAs, it’s expected that backup Kyle Orton will lead the first team offense.” –CBSSports
Talk about a kick in the nuts. You know when every Cowboys fan read that Romo was having surgery they were telling each other how much they hate coloring and electrocuting themselves all over Texas (I’m assuming every Cowboys fan is like my friend). Have no fear Cowboys fans, he’ll be back for training camp, cyst-less and full of brand new ideas that will ruin your entire season. If they weren’t the owner and quarterback of the largest franchise in sports, respectively, I truly think Jerry Jones and Romo could go on tour as a comedy team. Jerry Jones comes out to warm up the crowd: “Hey kids, you want to see $108 million dissappear?”. Romo comes out, attempts to throw a pass to Jones but it sails over his head and knocks some lady unconscious, then sprints off stage. I’d pay top dollar to see that show. All jokes aside, do Cowboys fans really expect anything from this group? I know Jones had his success with the greatest gay athlete of all-time, Troy Aikman, in the early 90s, but that was literally 20 years ago. He’s going to be 100 years old soon. And anyone who continues to support someone who broke up with Carrie Underwood is bat shit crazy. If I’ve said it once I’ve said it once, if his off the field decision making is shaky, he’s going to drop an important snap and throw the ball to the other team.
I can’t completely bash the Cowboys, though. There are a few silver linings. The great Kyle Orton will take Romo’s place until he returns. To be honest, I’m just happy to hear Kyle Orton is still alive. The fact that he isn’t face down in a ditch with some hooker is absolutely amazing. At least after this year, the Cowboys can wash their hands with Romo and start from scratch…oh wait, you paid him $108 million over the next six years! Enjoy the cheerleaders. SIX MORE YEARS! SIX MORE YEARS! SIX MORE YEARS!