I listen to a specific sports radio station most mornings and I seem to tune in every time they talk about the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp and when you’re talking about “America’s Team” the conversation inevitably turns to No. 9, Tony Romo.
The question on everyone’s mind is the health of their quarterback and whether or not he’ll be able to play an entire season.
While no one will argue that the Cowboys are better when their starting quarterback is under center instead of the guys who currently back him up, one being Brandon Weeden for starters, I have my doubts as to whether or not Romo even gets through half of the 2014 season without suffering some sort of setback.
I know Romo is confident he’ll be healthy and ready for the season when it begins; you might want to ask how that confidence helped Texas Rangers’ left-hander Matt Harrison who never got through even two months of the current season.
Harrison had gone through three different back surgeries, missed most of the 2012 season, but the team, and the lefty himself, thought everything was going to be fine going into the 2013 season.
Things didn’t exactly go that way.
Now, not only is Harrison missing the remainder of this season but there’s been talk that he could be done for his entire career depending on how his rehab goes after this past surgery. Romo can look as good as he wants to during training camp and he can even look good during practice. But until he takes the field and faces opposing defensive lineman who know that one hit to the back could mean the end of the season for the Dallas Cowboy, I won’t buy anything Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones, or Romo himself is trying to sell the fans.
I’ll see it when I believe it.
Alex Rios staying in Texas?
I know there were a lot of rumors flying around late last night about the Texas Rangers getting ever so close in dealing outfielder Alex Rios to whatever team would give Texas the best return. However, if you’re asking me, I’d rather have Rios next season in this lineup especially knowing that this team won’t have nearly the amount of injuries they’ve dealt with this season and he gives the Rangers a better chance offensively with him still here.
Not to say he won’t be dealt before today’s deadline but I hope the Rangers’ front office sees what this team could be with Rios in the mix in 2015.
The A’s are going for it
The biggest trade thus far has come from the rival of the Texas Rangers, the team in the Bay Area, the Oakland A’s sent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox in return for Jonny Gomes and pitcher Jon Lester. If there was ever a team that was pulling out all the stops to win the big prize, the Athletics are trying to do exactly that.