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Old 10-27-2008, 06:16 PM   #27
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BRAD ON A SHORT LEASH IN BIG D?

Posted by Mike Florio on October 27, 2008, 8:08 p.m.

As the Cowboys prepare for what could be their third and final game without starting quarterback Tony Romo, there’s news that replacement Brad Johnson might not be long for the job.

Per Ed Werder of ESPN, Johnson’s 122-yard passing performance against the Buccaneers could prompt the team to explore other options.

Including (gulp) giving Brooks Bollinger a try.

We were amazed a couple of weeks ago when the various sock puppets (we’re looking at you, four-letter network) were talking as if Johnson was a lot better than the guy who was in reality a turnover machine two years ago in Minnesota.

The dude is 40, and he plays like it. Period.

Bottom line? While it’s easy to blame the Cowboys for not having a better backup plan, there aren’t 32 good quarterbacks in the league right now. Though they’ve got one of them, not many (if any) have two.

Johnson “probably” will start this weekend against the Giants, and if he plays like he has the past two weeks the Cowboys “probably” will lose.
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