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Tony Romo can't win all by himself

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have already wasted a year of Tony Romo's career with last season's 8-8 record, when they missed the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.

If Romo's teammates don't provide considerably more help than they've given him the past two games, then they'll inevitably waste another.

Romo is 32. At this point in his career, every season is precious. It's as though each wasted season counts twice. Obviously, Romo will receive at least one more long-term deal from the Cowboys, but he's on the back end of his career.

During the past two games, the Cowboys have abandoned their quarterback.

Dropped passes. Dumb penalties. Missed blocks. Negative plays.

All of those errors have affected Romo's effectiveness.

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