The Cowboys' woes can't be totally place on Romo's shoulders, but on the same token, he is not the solution. No doubt that Romo can put up great numbers compared to any quarterback in the NFL. This year he threw a lot of interceptions and about 1/2 of those came of off tip balls. What keeps Romo from being the solution are the intangibles that a QB needs to possess in order to be a SB championship caliber. The obvious are the lack of leadership skills a QB must posses, he is the field general and must be able to lead his team during duress or big games. The not so obvious is his reluctance to stand tall in the pocket when he has pass rush in his face and this also contributed to his collar bone fracture that he sustained against the Giants. By all means, I'm not dismissing the fact that Gradkowski blown assignment on picking-up the blitz. I'm just surprised that it took this long for Romo to have this type of injury. Or a broken shoulder blade or hip? Romo has a terrible tendency to step away or side on his throwing motion when he has a pass rusher in his face or coming right at him when he can't avoid it. If Romo lacks the courage to stand strong in the pocket when facing a strong rush than unfortunately he probably lacks the courage to lead a team.
Jerry Jones and his scouting department need to take a strong look at these 2 QBs. One is a senior out of U. of Houston and the other is a junior from the U. of Arkansas. Case Keenum has football pedigree and is more than a system QB. Personally, I hate the term system QB, because every one is fitted to a system or a system to a QB. Case has the intangibles that Drew Brees possesses. Might be a stretch to compare him to Brees, but that doesn't change the fact that he will be a very good pro and the Cowboys will probably get him in the 3rd round and will allow them to draft an OL with their top pick. On the other hand, Ryan Mallet is your prototypical pocket passer and has performed fantastic against the tough teams from the SEC. For example, he had great games against Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Auburn, so Mallet is battle tested. He possesses mental toughness in addition to his physical skills. Mallet if he foregoes his senior year will probably be an early 1st round pick. The Cowboys can't go wrong with either QB.