It’s going to take a lot more than a Tony Romo collarbone injury and a 6-10 record to sour television networks on the Cowboys.
Dallas is one of only six teams to get a maximum five games in primetime this season. The other five — Eagles, Colts, Ravens, Jets, and Steelers — all made the playoffs last year. Heck, four of those teams won a playoff game last year, which matches Dallas’ postseason output for the last 13 years.
We used to be one of those fans that got annoyed at the non-stop Cowboys games shown on national television. And then we looked closer at the ratings for Cowboys games, even when their games were totally meaningless. It’s just good business to show “America’s Team.”
At least this current crop of Cowboys is interesting as long as Romo stays healthy. It beats the years we were subjected to Quincy Carter, who had his share of primetime games too.