Clearly things are in flux in Dallas today, as Drew Bledsoe finds himself on the outside looking in following Monday nights awful showing as the Cowboys fell to the Giants. Bledsoe was pulled at halftime in favor of Tony Romo, who played OK, but didn’t exactly light the world on fire either. After the game, Bledose was followed out by reporters, and gave just one quote – three words – about getting benched: “A bad decision.”
Those are gutsy words from a guy who is just getting hammered in the pocket when the Boys go up against any team that has any sort of pass rush. The Giants had a decent pass rush, and made the Boys O-line look like swiss cheese on Monday night. They ran around, through, and cricles over the Cowboys, getting to Bledsoe six times in the first half. Romo showed more mobility in the second half, but threw three interceptions and was unable to get the Cowboys in the end zone enough to overcome the deficit.
All this is not to totally blame on Bledsoe. The Boys knew what they were getting when they got him, and that was a QB that was immobile, and needed a decent offensive line in order to be able to make plays. Instead of going out in the offseason and getting linemen, and Boys spent big money on a wide out – Terrell Owens, that right now Bledsoe can’t get the ball too because he does not have enough time. On the other hand, there was a few plays in which Bledose held the ball way too long, and if a decision on where to go with it would have been made sooner, the sack could have been avoided.
Now Bill Parcells has painted himself in a corner, in which he is going to have about 48 hours to decide what QB takes on a not-to-happy Carolina Panthers team Sunday night in Carolina. He could go back to Bledsoe, but the pass rush of the Panthers is even more fierce than the Giants. He could go with Romo, but he might have to absorb mistakes that a guy that has never started an NFL game sometimes makes – picks, fumbles, and other bad decisions.
Whatever decision the Boys make, I personally would go with Romo as things stand right now, its a big decision that Parcells must make and stick with. At 3-3, the season, and the chemistry of the team, what may be left of it, is on the line.