Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted today, Monday, September 21 that the Dallas Cowboys might consider signing Christian quarterback Tim Tebow in the wake of Tony Romo’s shoulder injury which he suffered Sunday, September 20 against the Philadephia Eagles on Fox Sports. The Cowboys defeated Philadelphia 20-10, but Romo was knocked out of the game in the third quarter. Abbott, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, is known to be an avid sports fan.
Romo left the gme with a broken collarbone and may miss eight weeks action on the gridiron, according to Sports Illustrated today, Monday. Tebow is well known for his Christian exploits while winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida while Urban Meyer was head coach there. He was known to quote Bible verse references in his eye black while on the field. He played on two national championship teams while playing for the Gators.
The son of missionaries, he has spoken frequentlly about his Christian beliefs on several tours. He has made no secret he is a believer in Jesus Christ even when he led the Denver Broncos to the playoffs before he was traded to the New York Jets.
Tebow has returned to the broadcast booth recently after playing with the Eagles during the preseason. He is now on the air with the SEC Network as a college football analyst. Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007.
Abbott’s tweet read as follows: “Bittersweet victory for @Cowboys. Win game but lost @TonyRomo. Maybe Dallas will sign @TimTEbow.#NFL.”
Fox’s Joe Buck also mentioned Tebow as someone the Cowboys might want to sign on air during the game. Troy Aikman said the Eagles might also try to sign him to keep the Dallas team from grabbing him.
Romo immediately grabbed his left shoulder as his arm lay limp beside him after being driven to the ground by one of the Eagles tacklers at Lincoln Financial Field. An X-ray showed that he has a broken left clavicle. He sufffered the same injury in 2010.
Tebow reportedly showed improvement as a passer this preseason after working on his mechanics. He threw for 286 yards for the Eagles in the preseason and threw for two touchdowns. Brandon Weeden is the only other quarterback on the Dallas roster. On Sunday Weeden went 7 of-7 for 73 yards passing and one touchdown.
Former University of Texas player Jordan Hicks was the Eagles linebacker who pile-drived Romo’s shoulder into the ground in Philadelphia. Asked if he realized Romo was hurt, Hicks smiled and replied that he was excited Romo fumbled on the on the play and “we got it that I went off to celebrate with DeMeco Ryans.”
No flag was thrown for unnecessary roughness on the controversial play.