Stephen McGee, not Tony Romo, will start Thursday night
The Cowboys will not risk losing quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday night when they play Miami. Romo will sit, while third-string quarterback Stephen McGee will get the start.
Sitting Romo is the smart move, in my opinion. There isn’t much to be gained from starting him. We all know he can play, and does it really matter if he goes into the regular season on a “high note”? He’s a professional athlete. He will recover from a poor preseason. The risk, on the other hand, is through the roof.
Perhaps the Cowboys should exercise the same caution with Dez Bryant. I’ve already discussed why it is a bad idea for Bryant to play.
For McGee, the start could mean he isn’t guaranteed a roster spot. Everything adds up to this being McGee’s final audition. If he plays poorly, I think he’s going to get released. I still think the ‘Boys need to give Kitna more reps.