Former Dallas Cowboys great Emmitt Smith told the Dallas Morning News that he doesn’t believe it’s fair for people to criticize quarterback Tony Romo.
I don’t think any of it is really fair, especially Tony Romo. Tony Romo is playing behind an offensive line that is not that good. They’re not that good. This kid is running for his life. How can a quarterback get into a nice rhythm when he’s dropping back five steps or six steps and has to move around because somebody’s coming off the edge, and then has to circle back and somebody’s coming off the other edge, and then try to go up the middle and the middle’s already collapsed.
Smith makes a fair point, but the offensive line isn’t the reason Romo can’t put together a game-winning drive against the Redskin for a spot in the playoffs.