Is Tony Romo A Super Bowl Quarterback?

Love him or hate him, Tony Romo is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. For years, Dallas Cowboy fans cried out for a Brett Favre-esque player in a blue and silver uniform. Heck, we wouldn’t have minded number four himself but it never happened. The Boys tried out a few guys you might remember: Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde, Drew Henson and who can forget Ryan Leaf. Quite a cast, wouldn’t you say?

Then we tried out a guy by the name of Drew Bledsoe. He did well but never delivered the glory that was expected and ultimately that belongs in Big D. Father time got the better of Bledsoe and soon it was time for another change. So why not take a chance? Then head coach Bill Parcells handed the reins to a unknown, unproven guy from Eastern Illinois University. Really? Tony Romo? Talk about the epitome of desperation. Yet, Tony wowed us with his Houdini-like escape tricks and underhanded touchdown passes. He was our quarterback.

Aug.1, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) makes a throw during training camp drills. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Now, another season is set to begin and Romo is still the guy with the kung fu grip on the quarterback position. He has failed to deliver one of those Lombardi trophies thus far and for that reason many members of Cowboys nation are calling for his head, citing his lack of ability to produce when it matters the most. Are the expectations of a Super Bowl Championship too lofty for Romo, or have we just become too impatient? I believe it’s the latter.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that seeing him mishandle the snap in the playoffs versus the Seahawks just about killed me and honestly, I’m not sure I can take the possibility of another mediocre season. My heart just can’t handle it anymore. The fact of the matter is that I still believe in Tony Romo. When guys like Demarcus Ware and Jason Witten, well respected men mind you not only in the Boys locker room but around the league, come to his defense why shouldn’t we? What’s done is done and nobody can change that so how is writing him off going to change the past and how will it make this team any better?

Like I said, love him or hate him, the man can ball. I know as well as anybody else that statistics don’t win football games. That’s why I chose to leave them out but they do prove one thing: Romo can play with the best. And I believe it’s time that we believe in him. Brett Favre and Peyton Manning took years to deliver a championship to their respective cities and Dan Marino never did. Yet, their jobs were never in jeopardy nor would anyone ever question their hall of fame potential.

The guy leading our team out of the tunnel is Tony Romo and as a Cowboys fan, I’m proud to say that. And I’m confident he can get the job done. Maybe this is the year Romo goes from being really good to being the best. Let’s just be sure we have his back when he does.

Topics: Brett Favre, Dallas Cowboys, Dan Marino, Drew Bledsoe, Drew Henson, Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Quincy Carter, Tony Romo

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  • californy

    The Answer is no. Not on this team. Tony need a team around him, and their is just way to many question and holes that must be filled here in Dallas for the boys be consider SB favorites. In reality they are closer to being a average team, the 8-8 record mirror what I am saying here also the team record in the last 15 years is also a 1 game above 500 record.
    Now if you would of ask,Does Tony Romo have the skills to win the Super bowl winning QB. I would say yes. Tony had 31 TD to 11 Int last year, he had one of his highter career rating on a team that finished at 500.
    If you look at SuperBowl caliber QB, I cant help be drawn to Trent Dilfer, who had a career rating of 70 percent in his rating , and in his career had like 113 TD to 129 Interception. In his Super Bowl season he had like 76 percent rating with 12 TD vs 11 Interceptions.
    Tony need better number than that to get to a SB, the defense carried Dilfer that season. It the OL that must carry Romo to their SB, and we just dont have it, or the defesive team to stop the other team

  • ctcowboy1968

    Californy is right on. Reading the aticle, I was going to use the Dilfer reference too. My man beat me to it. Teams can win the SB with marginal QB. But a QB can’t win with a marginal team.
    Tony can win a SB, but the team has to play up to that level too.

  • fsu1chris

    He makes to many mistakes all on his own. Has nothing to do with the team around him. He makes key turnovers that kill the team when they need him to step up the most. Put Tom Brady or Eli Manning in his same spot this year and barring key player injury, the cowboys go to the superbowl.

    • Marty Kaan

      Amen!!..finally the truth!!

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