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Flozell Adams’ Release: Is Tony Romo Upset?

When asked about the release of Flozell Adams last week, quarterback Tony Romo responded “Give me a week.”  So now that the week has passed, what are Romo’s thoughts on having someone replace the guy who has protected his blind side his entire career?

Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Romo was a bit shocked by the news.  In fact, he learned about it at the same time as everyone else–through the media.

Said Romo, “I learned about it the same as everyone else.  No one asked me about it, nor should they, in my opinion.  There are people [at Valley Ranch] who work very hard in evaluating each position, and we’ve just been given those evaluations over the last week.  I trust those people to make the right decisions and I will go from there.”

Romo is saying all the right things, but surely he realizes the potential impact this move could have on the team.  Whether he agrees with the decision or not, however, Romo is doing the right thing in backing the club.

“It does impact me, obviously,” he said.  “It’s kind of hard for me to even talk about it, due to the respect I have for Flo.  I know I’ve never had to worry about that left side with him over there.”

It is a difficult spot for Romo to be in–forced to simultaneously support his friend and longtime protector and the higher-ups within the organization.  So far, though, the veteran quarterback is taking it in stride.

What do you think?  How upset is Romo?  Do you think the organization should have consulted with him prior to Adams’ release?

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Jerry Jones Uncertain About Flozell Adams' Future in Dallas

This post will be short, but we wanted to address the news that owner Jerry Jones has been non-committal on left tackle Flozell Adams’ future with the team. Adams is due a $2.5 million roster bonus in June, meaning the Cowboys will decide on his fate by then. The team is fortunate to be in a position to decide on Adams’ future after the draft.

Jones reportedly believes Doug Free is ready to take over at left tackle. We couldn’t disagree more. Despite handing out a “C-” overall grade to Adams for the ’09 season, we believe he should stay in Dallas in 2010. Why?

  • There is no better option at left tackle as of now.
  • Releasing Adams would create problems with depth.
  • There is no financial reason to cut Adams, as 2010 is an uncapped season.
  • While speculative, Adams may be able to transition to guard.

The draft will undoubtedly be an enormous factor (and perhaps the sole factor) in the decision to release or retain Adams. Let’s hope Jerry makes the right choice.