Tony Romo is out. For at least eight weeks. The Dallas Cowboys may have won but when Romo broke his collarbone, that win sure came at a cost. Or did it?
Yes, Brandon Weeden did a commendable job replacing Romo, completing all seven attempts for 73 yards and a touchdown, but some were disappointed that he failed to move the offence. He’ll need a reliable backup, and who was suggested by Texas Governor Greg Abbott? None other than Tim Tebow, everyone's favorite free agent.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 20, 2015
Social media went aflutter as Tebow’s name was bandied about, and rightfully so. The guy has a few million fans, unsigned or not.
Financially, it makes a lot of sense for the Cowboys to sign him. Why? They'll get him for “cheap”, according to one analyst. A one-year deal will only cost them $700,000. Petty change for the richest team in the league.
Tebow was a solid all-round QB during the preseason with Philadelphia, showing major improvement to his arm and legs. That ability makes him a double-threat and an offensive weapon for the Cowboys if Weeden struggles with high-level playing.
So, now begins the wait to see whether Tebow gets another chance.