My research of all things Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings ended pretty quickly when I came across a sister Vikes blog with a bizarre post five days before the big playoff game.
There’s one comment after the post, and it is “WTF”, which is completely understandable.
The Vikings, and the fans, are flipping the hell out. No one wants to play this Dallas Cowboys team.
So let me help you, Minnesota Vikings blogger, break down the quarterback matchup:
Romo is having one of his best seasons as a starter for the Dallas Cowboys. Not surprisingly, Romo has a lot of similarities with the Vikings Brett Favre. Romo’s childhood was spent idolizing Favre. Romo set a career best in interceptions, all while the offensive line set a career-worst in sacks. He has learned how to control the ball better and when to throw the ball away. He has become more of a field sergeant, leading the troops to victory. Both Romo and Favre can turn almost-dead plays into unscripted miracles. But Romo gets the edge here because he has real relationships with his teammates. This is a team.
Although in each of his unretirement years he had great seasons, Brett Favre fell flat when winning games counted the most. Not with the Minnesota Vikings, he finally has a top-notch running back he can rely on to win for him. Favre is no doubt a future Hall of Famer, but he is not the kind of quarterback who in one season can lead a team to the Super Bowl. He didn’t even get there with the Packers for numerous years. His recent riff with his head coach adds more pressure to what certainly will be another retirement speech for the 40-year-old quarterback. Favre will no doubt lead to the end of the Vikings season, most likely into the hands of second-year cornerback Mike Jenkins.