On the field, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s NFL career has started with a bang. He led the league in rushing, and helped the Cowboys win the NFC East last season. However, off the field is a very different story. Currently, Elliott is being investigated by the NFL for a domestic violence incident in 2016, and recently, Elliott was allegedly involved in an incident at a Dallas bar.
Former Cowboys QB Tony Romo thinks very highly of the 21-year old running back. Romo, who was a guest on the Ben and Skin Show on Thursday, came out in support of Elliott:
“With Zeke, he’s a friend and I know he’s a good kid and he’s just trying to find his way. He’s going to be in a position that’s always going to be in the spotlight. People are going to take photos. They’re going to talk about it.”
Romo believes that Elliott is trying to figure out how to be a NFL player off the field:
“But, I mean, a lot of people there are times in your career where you can go in two different directions and he’s figuring it out. Obviously he’s made some choices he reflects back and wished he’d done it a little different, but at the same time there’s just not a lot of people who are thrust into this spotlight this soon at that age. Really in the National Football League, there’s only a few of them.”
It would be sad to see Elliott’s career end because of his off the field behavior, but the good thing for Elliott is he only 21, and has time to become a better man.
Hopefully, he can stay out of trouble moving forward.
Maybe Tony Romo could have saved the Mavericks’ season. Romo is all suited up and ready to sit on the bench.
Here is Romo in warm-ups:
Earlier this week, former Cowboys’ QB Tony Romo called it quits, and headed to the CBS broadcast booth. One of Romo’s former teammates Barry Church was shocked that Romo retired:
“I was going against him in practice every single day this year because he was on the scout team after he got back from injury,” Church told TMZ Sports. ‘The guy was ripping the ball left and right. He looked like he had a lot of juice left in the tank. For him to make that call to go to CBS, I was really, really shocked.”
Church, who signed with the Jaguars this off-season, believes there is a 60% chance that Romo could make a return.
“He’s a competitive dude, I see him just going after it one more time, but we’ll see what happens.”
Tony Romo will head off to the broadcast booth after 14 seasons in the NFL. Romo will join CBS Sports as a game analyst.
What is Romo’s legacy? He had a lot of good moments, but not enough great moments. He is 21st in touchdown passes(248) in NFL history. He is the Cowboys’ all-time leader in touchdown passes, QB rating and yards; all those numbers are better than Hall of Famers and former Cowboy greats Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach. He had 30-game winning drives, which is better than Hall of Famers Jim Kelly, Terry Bradshaw, Dan Fouts, Ken Stabler, Kurt Warner, Aikman and Staubach to name a few. However, most people only remember the failures; dropping the snap against the Seahawks, interception against the Giants in the playoffs (2007 season), and so much more. Romo falls short because of his playoff failures. He is 2-4 in the playoffs. In the end, Romo did not win enough when it mattered the most!
If Romo could have found a way to win one Super Bowl, maybe he would have a case.
The Verdict: Romo makes “The Hall of Good.”
We might be able to take a team off the list in the Tony Romo sweepstakes. Broncos’ GM John Elway said today that the plan is for the Broncos to “stay the course” and go with Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian at the quarterback position next season.
Also, according to Elway, there has not been any talk about between him and the Cowboys about Romo.
Elway is at the league meetings in Phoenix, AZ.
Here is the quote via Denver Post writer Nicki Jhabvala’s Twitter feed:
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, CBS Sports might have some interest in Tony Romo. It was previously reported that FOX Sports had some interest in Romo. Now, CBS sports might be in pursuit. At this point, Romo is still a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
You wonder what the future might hold for Romo.
According to reports, Tony Romo will not be traded by the Cowboys, but eventually released. Since teams believe Romo will be released, they are reluctant to trade for the Cowboys’ signal caller. In addition, Romo may have a TV offer from Fox Sports.
We shall see what happens with Romo and the Cowboys moving forward. I think the Boys will eventually release him. He can’t stay in Dallas; it would be too much of a distraction. Maybe he will just retire and go into TV!
A report surfaced yesterday about a possible three team deal between the 49ers, Redskins and Cowboys. The deal would send Romo to the Redskins; Cousins to the 49ers, and the Cowboys would get draft picks. Speaking from the NFL combine, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denied that such discussions had taken place:
“Nothing factual in any way. I haven’t had that discussion with anyone most of all Romo. Any of these things that you might see that represents interest or looks like it would be fit or those kind of things all of those have no basis at this point.”
According to Jones, the first time he heard about the three team trade was today.
Do you believe Jerry?
Three way trades don’t happen in the NFL. According to Ian Rapoport, it could be possible. In a trade, the 49ers would get Kirk Cousins. The Redskins would get Tony Romo, and the Cowboys get draft picks.
This would be a blockbuster deal! All the teams would benefit in my opinion. The Cowboys get assets for Romo; the 49ers and Redskins get an upgrade at the quarterback position. It is a risk for the Redskins because Romo is 36(37 in April), and has had injury issues. If healthy, short term, Romo is an upgrade over Cousins. Another question is whether the Cowboys would be willing to trade within their division. If the price is right, anything is possible. Remember Donovan McNabb to the Redskins? That trade worked out well for the Eagles, not so well for the Redskins.