So the controversy begins... No, not regarding our newest elected president. I mean, I was updating my phone every few seconds Tuesday night like I was sweating a Sunday Night NFL DFS tournament lineup, but I eventually had to pull away and get back to what's really important — sports and fantasy sports. But now the biggest storyline post-election, at least for sports fans, will be.... Dak? 02fikfa8 Or Tony? ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys gestures against the Detroit Lions during the second half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Yes, I am not a football coach, and the argument can be made that you stick with the veteran in Romo. I love Tony. Always have, always will. I will always defend his ability and I will always defend that he has received a ton of unwarranted criticism. He's a polarizing player for one of the most polarizing franchises in the NFL. And he could come back this week against the Steelers and light the world on fire. Or he could sit out one more week. Or he could be active and not play. Or he could be Dak's backup. Again, I am not a coach, but I firmly believe in not breaking anything if it isn't fixed. I don't understand why the Cowboys would want to ruin the run they have going. You only fix things that are broken or are in need of repair, right? Cabinet drawers. Shower curtains. Toilet handles. Window panes. Car dents. iPhone screens. Relationships. Those are just a few things that always need to be replaced, repaired, mended, fixed, revamped or any other "repair" vocabulary word you want to insert here. So why fix what isn't broken at quarterback? Dak isn't 4-4 with a ton of turnovers and an obvious learning curve. He isn't 2-6 and perhaps a wasted of a 4th round draft pick. He's not a flash in the pan. He's also not undefeated, but he's 2 points away from being 8-0 with the Cowboys. What is Dak? He's 7-1 He's the Cowboys record holder for passing. He's taking care of the ball well. He's a game manager. He's a leader. He's healthy. When Tony Romo took over and led the Cowboys to a playoff loss to the Seahawks in the 2006 season, Dallas wasn't doing very well. They needed a spark, something fresh and something new, at the QB position. Fans back then wanted Romo to play because they knew there was something there. They knew he would be successful and that he would be the quarterback of the future. There was just something about him before he took over for Drew Bledsoe that fans knew he was going to be a natural. And he was, until 2015, when two major injuries sidelined him. And until 2016, two plays into the preseason when he got hit and suffered another major injury. Four games, three major fractures for Tony the past two seasons, and really it all happened within one calendar year. This is another situation where fans (even though we aren't coaches) recognize what we have going for us. We aren't dumb. We watch and love football because we have understanding of the game. We see what Garrett sees on the field. What Jerry sees on the field. We don't get all of the behind-the-scenes access or all of the practice access, but what matters are the results on the field. I told some friends that if Dak and the Cowboys beat Cincy, he should be the QB the rest of the year. But the narrative still feels like this is Tony's team. Now Dallas is coming off an easy win (not a letdown loss which happens sometimes with Tony teams) over the Browns and faces its toughest test to date - on the road in Pittsburgh. I think the Cowboys can do plenty offensively to hang with the Steelers, but Big Ben, hurt or not, is always in play for fantasy at home. Dallas has chewed up time of possession, but hasn't really had to play from behind much. It's possible we see what happens to TOP and the number of plays the Cowboys run should they be trailing most of this game. I have more to say on this game later on with my picks, but if Dak is the starter and goes into Pittsburgh, a tough, volatile environment like Green Bay, and wins, I don't know how you go back to Tony when he's healthy, if he's healthy. Anyway, I bet you are tired of reading anything that isn't DFS related, so let's go to the picks! BUT before that, please note that this is premium content, so please join up to view the rest! Cam Newton - QB - Panthers - vs. Kansas City Chiefs - $6,800 Analysis: I guess I could provide a free pick at a different position huh? Maybe in Week 11. So hey, the Chiefs have given up 13 touchdown passes to QBs in its last 5 games with multiple TDs coming in 4 out of those 5. I like plays from where you know the production is coming. It's Cam in this offense and at $6,800 at home, this just seems too cheap to me for a guy with 40-point upside. Let's not forget the Panthers are starting to play better and have two wins in a row and Cam is likely getting healthier and more comfortable coming back from his injury. Give me lots Cam.
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