A lot of people have tried to defend Tony Romo's leadership skills, but those arguments have been hurt by what happened on the sidelines earlier tonight.
As the Dallas Cowboys were down by 14 points early in the game, Romo was spotted on the sidelines by the cameras. He sat on the bench with some headphones on, which leads many to believe that he was there to help assist his replacement Jon Kitna help the team win.
Unfortunately, though, that was not the case.
Romo was actually caught on camera laughing and joking around with another player.
The eight-year pro might actually care quite a bit about the Cowboys. He might be one of those individuals that hides his passion very well underneath his skin.
However, perception is important as well.
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The scene that took place in Green Bay will cause quite a bit of people to believe that he simply does not care about the team that he's supposed to be leading.
Rather than socializing, Romo should have been paying close attention to the game.
He should have kept an eye on Kitna and the offense. That way, he can provide advice to Kitna on each of the receivers' tendencies and preferences. Romo should have also payed attention to the Packers' defense to provide Kitna with an extra set of eyes. He can note the various tendencies that the defense has like an extra coach.
By helping out on the sidelines, Romo can show head coach Wade Phillips that he cares enough to help him save his job. He can also let owner Jerry Jones know that the $67.4 million that he invested was a worthwhile choice.
While Romo himself isn't going to be able to fix all of the problems that the Cowboys have, he can help do his part by being the leader even while he's not on the field.