Dallas Cowboys great running back Tony Dorsett had a few choice words for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo this week on a FOX Sports Radio.
Dorsett doesn’t understand how Romo has gained the fame, and respect, that he has in the NFL.
“Well, for one thing, I don’t know why on God’s earth Tony Romo has been anointed a superstar in the National Football League. Tony is very young in his career. Not to say you can’t be young in your career and be a superstar because you’ve got one up there in Minnesota in Adrian Peterson. But the thing is this: you have a guy who hasn’t done much and quarterbacks in the National Football League, most of them go through this growing curve. He hasn’t gone through that growing curve, but he was anointed this great player all of a sudden. Now he’s having to live up to that. And obviously Tony has some deficiencies.”
“But, he’s a good player who’s still learning how to play in the National Football League and I think the media has given him too much credit for doing nothing. He hasn’t done anything really in the National Football League to deserve all the recognition and visibility that he’s gotten so far.”
You can check out the interview here.
I don’t know what I think about this one. On one hand I have to ask Dorsett, well, what has Adrian Peterson done that’s so much more incredible than what Romo has done so far in his three years starting in the NFL? Yeah, he’s lost some games for the Cowboys, but he’s also won a few, too. We can go back and forth about Romo, but what exactly are we measuring him against? Is it other young Super Bowl winning quarterbacks like Eli Manning, Big Ben and Tom Brady? Or are we measuring him against Troy Aikman, who won three rings in the 1990s?
If Romo wins a playoff game this year, are we going to get off his back? What does Romo need to do to please Tony Dorsett?
He’s the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys in an era under Jerry Jones, the glitzy and flashy owner.
How seriously do we take Dorsett’s comments? Is he right?
Are we too hard on Romo? How did Big Ben and Eli do it?
The Cowboys no longer have Terrell Owens, so why are they trying to pass so much? I think Jason Garrett needs to step it up or his support will drop like a kite with no breeze.
Jason Garrett calls the plays. Somehow the press anointed him as this superstar coach to be because he was the offensive coordinator when the Cowboys went 13-3 using a powerful offense. But that team lost in the first round of the playoff because Garrett felt the need to pass the ball as much as he did.
And then turn to Wade Phillips and question why his defense has no sacks or turnovers. This is the exact same storyline last year, but the Cowboys were 2-0, not 1-1.