The Dallas Cowboys was heading into the big season finale with the playoffs in the line with enough worries. Now, thanks to the Tony Romo injury, the Cowboys head in with Kyle Orton as their starting quarterback and no backup on the roster. According to ESPN on Dec. 23, there are a number of quarterbacks who will come in and work out for the team on Tuesday.
While everyone is predicting doom and gloom for Dallas with Romo gone, Mike Ditka had a good comment on the Monday Night Football post game show. Ditka, the former Cowboys tight end who went on to win a Super Bowl as the Chicago Bears head coach, said that if a team does not trust their backup quarterback to win games for them, that quarterback does not deserve a spot on the roster.
The Cowboys have to have faith that Kyle Orton, a quarterback who won a lot of games for the Denver Broncos, can help them win next week. However, Dallas needs someone to back him up, especially in case he is injured in the Eagles game.
Dallas has scheduled tryouts with David Carr (Houston Texans, New York Giants), John Skelton (Arizona Cardinals), Tyler Thigpen (Kansas City Chiefs) and Richard Bartel (was with Dallas from 2007-08). There is also a chance they could look at bringing back Nick Stephens, who was with Dallas in the preseason and is now on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad.
The Dallas Cowboys still claim there is a chance that Tony Romo could still play this weekend, but their scrambles to find a third quarterback is a pretty good indication of what the future holds.