The first-string wave of Dallas OL Tyron Smith, Ronald Leary, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin and Doug Free weren't able to shield a post-surgery Tony Romo from three first-half sacks on a night that saw the 34-year-old passer finish 10 of 18 for just 87 yards.
"That concerned me," team owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, per The Dallas Morning News. "Not because of being able to correct what it takes to block them, but it just concerned me that he was taking those sacks."
Said Jones of his line: "They're a strength, but it shows that they've got some more work to do."
There are a lot of questions about Romo being able to stay healthy this year coming off back surgery, but if the O-line can't keep him upright it's not going to help Romo's chances of making it through the season. He's a great QB2 option until we can see how his back holds up, and if he can stay healthy he has potential to be a QB1 this season.