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Mark Maske

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You can fix a lot of things in this league by fixing your quarterback position.

With Tony Romo back, all of a sudden the Cowboys should be able to get some productivity out of Terrell Owens. They should be able to work Roy Williams into the offense while still keeping Jason Witten involved. With the opposing defense stretched all over the field to defend those three pass-catchers, the running lanes will be opened up for Marion Barber and, when he's healthy, rookie speedster Felix Jones.

If the offense gets revved up, the Dallas defense won't be asked to do such heavy lifting and should get better as well.

It's a quarterbacks' league, and now the Cowboys again have one of the best at the position.

I'm not saying I'm 100 percent convinced that Romo's return will be the cure-all that the Cowboys seem to be expecting it to be. The Cowboys' current downward spiral began with two losses, to the Redskins and Cardinals, with Romo still in the lineup, after all. Romo now has some rust to knock off his game, and I think it will be difficult for the Cowboys to win tonight if Clinton Portis plays for the Redskins.

But the Cowboys are far, far better with Romo than without him, and now they at least are a threat to regroup and make a down-the-stretch run at the playoffs.

It certainly will be interesting to watch.

By Mark Maske  |  November 16, 2008; 12:17 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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