Most Irreplaceable Dallas Cowboys Player for the 2013 NFL Season

By Jesus Flores
Tony Romo
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Football is finally here Dallas Cowboys fans.

The Cowboys, as you know, kicked off training camp and already have guys getting hurt. On Sunday, the Cowboys announced that Mackenzy Bernadeau and Jay Ratliff suffered hamstring injuries while taking part in the gruesome conditioning test that every player is required to pass before they’re allowed to practice. Those 120 yards are a killer.

So here we go again, the Cowboys and hamstring injuries seem to go together like peas and carrots as of late. Personally, I think these guys aren’t taking care of themselves and preparing as they should, prior to camp, but hey that’s just me. I’m not a trainer; I’m a writer.

Let me use injuries as a way to segue into my next question. Given that any player can go down to injury at any point, and could ultimately miss significant time, which Cowboy is the most irreplaceable player on the roster for the 2013 NFL season?

In my opinion, that player is quarterback Tony Romo. His league leading five fourth-quarter comebacks in 2012 should prove my point. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks that either seeing that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just made a six-year, $108 million investment on his quarterback.

I know some will disagree, but can you seriously see this team being successful without Romo in 2013? For those of you that say, “yes,” please tell me how and with whom do you plan to replace Romo?

It’s easy to say, “Romo sucks, and he chokes in the big games,” but the truth is that if Romo goes down or for some reason misses an extended amount of time; any and all of the Cowboys playoff aspirations go down with him. Don’t let the media’s perception distort just how important Romo is to this team.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1 or add him to your network on Google

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