Punching the numbers for this one is so irritating but you can only conclude that the Pro Bowl is a joke.
Keep in mind when reviewing these stats that Tony Romo missed three games this year. Eli Manning missed NONE.
For the year, Tony Romo has thrown for 3,013 yards for 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He throws for an average of 274 yards a game and has a QB rating of 98.3, the highest in the NFC. He has completed 63.1 percent of his passes. Somehow, he was not voted to the Pro Bowl.
Eli Manning, who granted has led his team to an 11-3 record and an NFC East championship, doesn’t have the numbers Romo has. Manning has thrown for 2,938 yards for 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He averages 209 yards a game and he has a QB rating of 86.4. He completes 60.3 percent of his passes.
The Cowboys and Giants have split the two games they have played this year, and Romo did not play in the first one.
Romo has better numbers with three less games, and their records are only two games apart. The Cowboys have dealt with numerous major injuries all year, while the Giants started losing key players on offense last week.
Is anyone else boggled over how Manning gets selected by coaches, players and fans over Romo?
Are we looking at just leadership? Well, the Cowboys are 4-1 since Romo returned to the lineup. When Manning loses his No. 1 target and his running back, he looks like the Eli Manning of old, doesn’t he? Romo hasn’t even begun to tap into the power his offense has.