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08:04 AM ET 01.02 | With a loss to the Giants in the Cowboys season finale, Tony Romo is sure to hear a good deal about his hobby. The next few days won't be easy for [Romo]. For one, his swollen right hand will inhibit his golf swing. He will have trouble getting a grip on this season, too, as well as his career. The years keep passing, and he's seen others rise to capture their Super Bowl. ... Romo will be 32 years old by the time next season begins. Only three quarterbacks in the salary-cap era have won Super Bowls at that age or older ( Brad Johnson, John Elway and Steve Young). Terry Bradshaw won his fourth and final one at 31. Troy Aikman won his last one at 29. ... Romo? He's got time for golf, and not much more for football.

San Antonio News-Express

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January 2, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Yup. Time for JJ to start looking for his QB of the future. The next draft has a few nice prospects...

January 2, 2012  08:15 AM ET

A new defense should be at the top of the priority list, then an OC with a clue.

January 2, 2012  08:17 AM ET

In all fairness, Romo hit the Giants when their D-line was peaking. He got sacked 5 or 6 times, but it could have been a lot more if he hadn't made some pretty amazing escapes as well.

January 2, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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A new defense should be at the top of the priority list, then an OC with a clue.

Agreed. Keep Ware, Ratcliff and Lee and start over with every other position.

January 2, 2012  08:19 AM ET
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Agreed. Keep Ware, Ratcliff and Lee and start over with every other position.

Absolutely. Everyone else on the D should be gone. Starting with Newman...NEWMAN!!!!

January 2, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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In all fairness, Romo hit the Giants when their D-line was peaking. He got sacked 5 or 6 times, but it could have been a lot more if he hadn't made some pretty amazing escapes as well.

The Cowboys lost 8 games this season. In 5 of them they went into the fourth quarter with the lead. Had they won 2 of those 5 games, 40%, they would've won the NFC East two weeks ago.

January 2, 2012  08:25 AM ET

The game is all about mental toughness and this team is far short under Garrett so far. Before last night he had 10 losses as HC, 8 of which the team had a lead in the 4th quarter. PATHETIC!

January 2, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Perhaps they should have hedged their bets last week and had a fall back playoff plan. Could have been in the wildcard hunt.

January 2, 2012  08:46 AM ET
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The game is all about mental toughness and this team is far short under Garrett so far. Before last night he had 10 losses as HC, 8 of which the team had a lead in the 4th quarter. PATHETIC!

The team hasn't had a killer instinct in years. Finding one couldn't hurt.

January 2, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Between Romo and Good Ol' JJ trying to fulfill his childhood dream of being a coach, Dallas is in trouble for a while.

Romo just isn't an "elite" QB, he puts up nice numbers, but will always make that bonehead play that costs the team a game.

January 2, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Matt Flynn made a few dollars yesterday. Maybe Jerry should look that way for his QB.

January 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Between Romo and Good Ol' JJ trying to fulfill his childhood dream of being a coach, Dallas is in trouble for a while.Romo just isn't an "elite" QB, he puts up nice numbers, but will always make that bonehead play that costs the team a game.

Almost makes you long for the days of Danny White. At least he used to get the team in the playoffs. He even won a few once he got there.

January 2, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Perhaps they should have hedged their bets last week and had a fall back playoff plan. Could have been in the wildcard hunt.

They needed too much help for a wild card spot. And they lost to the Lions, which didn't help.

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January 2, 2012  09:05 AM ET

OK, Romo threw for 4000 yds with a 3 to 1 TD to INT ratio. Why would we be questioning that? His season was far better than Manning, a "pro bowl" quarter back. The defense and play calling are what failed this team the most. There is, also, no running game and the O line sucks large monkey testicles. Seriously? How about people who are supposed to be talking sports for a living have a clue about what they are talking about. Tony Romo probably equals Danny White and probably will never win a Super Bowl, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and blame this season on Romo.

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January 2, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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OK, Romo threw for 4000 yds with a 3 to 1 TD to INT ratio. Why would we be questioning that? His season was far better than Manning, a "pro bowl" quarter back. The defense and play calling are what failed this team the most. There is, also, no running game and the O line sucks large monkey testicles. Seriously? How about people who are supposed to be talking sports for a living have a clue about what they are talking about. Tony Romo probably equals Danny White and probably will never win a Super Bowl, but let's not get ahead of ourselves and blame this season on Romo.

Sorry, Jack. Romo fumbled inside the 5 against the Jets then threw that late pick that allowed the Jets to win it late in week 1. He also threw those two pick-6s against the Lions that got them back in the game. He also failed to hit a wide-open Austin on that fly route against the Giants 4 weeks ago on a play that would've sealed the game and most likely the division. Yeah the defense sucks rocks. You still expect your QB to make a few key plays during the course of a season. Romo made a few. He also made some serious bonehead mistakes at the worst time.

January 2, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Romo isn't the problem. For years we've had to watch Alex Smith flounder at the QB position with 7 different OC's. Its amazing what a good head coach, O line, and defense can do for a QB. Romo puts up great numbers with what he already has around him. Dallas needs to gut their defense, starting with the secondary and get a line that can protect Romo, and most of their problems will be fixed. Most. They still have JJ trying to GM the team.

what they haven't done is fix the Oline, Romo is almost getting killed against any decent defensive team all time, and they need a cornerback, JJ is like Al Davis he falls in love with certain players and goes out and gets em' and forgets and about team needs

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January 2, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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what they haven't done is fix the Oline, Romo is almost getting killed against any decent defensive team all time, and they need a cornerback, JJ is like Al Davis he falls in love with certain players and goes out and gets em' and forgets and about team needs

Not the first time I hear the Al-JJ comparison. It looks justified with every passing year.

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