Just a few hours after the announcement of Tony Romo‘s season-ending back injury, Dallas Cowboys fans and football fans alike took to the twitterverse to voice their opinions of the injury. One of the names that was popping up during the conversation was one of former Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young. If the Cowboys weren’t in such a dire “win and get in” situation then all avenues would need to be explored.
However, the Cowboys’ current situation is about as dire as it gets. There’s no more room for error — no more looking excuses. It is win and go to the playoffs or lose and start 2014 wondering what could have been. While Young is a Texas native and was at one time one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the league, there is no reason for the Cowboys to even ponder the idea of having Young on the roster. The last thing backup quarterback Kyle Orton needs is to worry about getting yanked out of a game for playing poorly.
Orton has been a serviceable NFL veteran that has won his fair share of games and knows the Cowboys offense. The Cowboys are going to need to rely heavily on the surging DeMarco Murray who has been playing well the last couple of weeks. Avoiding turnovers and a consistent run game will be what the Cowboys need to get past the Eagles — not Vince Young. Young has made it clear that he wants to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, and bringing him in would do nothing but cause a media firestorm of publicity.