VALLEY RANCH, TX — Cowboys fans had to feel devastated watching Tony Romo laying in pain on the turf, knowing that the season might be going down with them. But chances are, they couldn’t have felt worse than Jerry Jones.
When asked how he felt seeing his star QB go out with a broken collarbone, he answered, “About as low as a crippled, cricket’s ass.”
Now there’s a mental picture! Who know the Cowboys owner was such a poet?
Well, Jerry might have felt that way after the game, but the Cowboys can’t afford to. After all, they’re now 2 and 0, and they’ve got no choice but to soldier on.
“You know, we got a few people down, but it’s really fun, though,” said rookie wide receiver Lucky Whitehead at an event for schoolchildren on Monday, “The plane ride was great. The team itself is a great group of guys to be around.”
“Nobody feels sorry for you, that’s not really how the world works,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “The way it works is, you focus on the task at hand, you get ready for the next challenge.”
So, where do the Cowboys go from here? Well, everyone has their idea on what to do — even the Governor who wants to sign “you know who!” That’s right, Tim Tebow.
Here’s the simple math: Dez is still out for at least another three or four weeks, and Tony is now sidelined for about eight weeks, so he’ll be back around Thanksgiving.
The question now is: Can Brandon Weeden somehow keep this team afloat until the cavalry arrives and keep Cowboys Nation’s hopes alive, or are the Cowboys Super Bowl hopes as squashed as Jerry Jones’ cricket?