I set Cowboys fans abuzz when I tweeted that Jerry Jones has probably entertained the idea of bringing Michael Vick to Dallas. What I tried to relay is the fact that Jerry, like many other GMs, always looks at ways to upgrade his roster.
Vick — if he could regain his old form — would be an upgrade from Jon Kitna. Vick — if he could regain his old form — also would be an upgrade over Tony Romo if the current Cowboys quarterback continues to collapse in December and January.
But for clarification for the 1000th time, entertaining the idea and doing the deal are two different concepts. All right, make it the 1001st time — entertaining the idea and doing the deal are two different concepts.
For you Cowboy fans who are holding out hope — there are many based on the tweets and e-mails I’ve received — there is no way Jerry will bring Vick in because of the fragile situation they perceive with Romo. Jerry released T.O. to take the pressure off Romo — a decision that still puzzles me to this day. But what’s done is done.
Jerry bringing in Vick and his legend “on” the field to Big D would be totally contradictory. We’ve seen the backup phenomenon repeatedly over the years whereby the No. 2 quarterback is the fan favorite. With the confluence of dynamics that is America’s Team, said phenomenon would enhance exponentially, simply because the old Vick was the most electrifying player in the league prior to his fall from grace.
And excuse me, but I have to keep repeating this for the knuckleheads: I am not saying that Michael Vick was the best quarterback in the league. Say it with me: I am not saying that Vick was the best quarterback in the league. But fans would be chanting “We want Vick” as soon as Romo pulled one of those screwball plays he is infamous for twice a game.
Here’s a few more disclaimers for those who can’t read and want to infer something that I am not saying.
- I don’t believe Vick is ready to start for any team at the moment. He has been away for a long time.
- I don’t think Romo would fear having Vick on the roster. Romo is a competitor and a hell of a quarterback. His major flaw is choking in December and January.
What say you?
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