Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates winning Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens' Super Bowl Win Should Encourage Cowboy Fans; Comparing Quarterbacks

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night in one of the strangest and most entertaining NFL championship games in years, The success of the Ravens should encourage Dallas Cowboy fans that our team is closer to playoff success then you might think.

First off, the Cowboys took the Ravens to the limit earlier this season. In their Week Six match-up, the Cowboys ran all over the Raven’s vaunted defense to the tune of 227 total rushing yards and was one 51 yard missed Dan Bailey field goal away from victory.

Now, let’s examine and compare the pieces of both teams to gauge how just how far the Cowbo9ys are from possible post-season success. We’ll start at the top with the quarterbacks

Quarterbacks – Joe Flacco vs. Tony Romo; Advantage Ravens

After tonight, Raven’s quarterback Joe Flacco will be considered “elite” by many, despite a regular season full of ups and downs. Flacco finished the regular season with a total of 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He finished the year with an 87.7 QB rating, throwing for 3817 passing yards while averaging 238 yards per game.

Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo’s numbers are actually better then Flaccos’. Romo finished the season with a total 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. His QBR was 90.5, while throwing for 4,903 yards last year averaging 306.4 yards per game.

But the biggest difference between the two quarterbacks, and the most defining factor, is their post season success. The Ravens have made the playoffs for the last five seasons straight. They have also won at least one game in each of those playoff appearances. In that same span, the Cowboys only made the playoffs once.

Also consider Flacco was near perfect this post-season, finishing it off with a Super Bowl MVP trophy. He threw for 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions, out-duelling Andrew Luck, Colin Kaepernick, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady along the way.

Still, at the end of the day, I truly do believe Romo is a better overall quarterback then Flacco. But the latter has the playoff wins, and now, a Super Bowl ring. That’s hard to argue with. Still, I believe Cowboys’ fans can feel a bit more optimistic about their team’s possible future success.

Look for more articles coming this week as we continue to compare the positions between our Cowboys and the now Super Bowl Champion Ravens.

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  • I agree

    With the 4th pick Dallas selects QB EJ Manuel!

  • Rob

    Keep on wishing, Champ.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4W3HYSJ5I4SWI3EOL4NGBTWQGY Hank

    Get a life! It’s about the Ravens, not the Cowboys!

  • ctcowboy1968

    You have got to be kidding me. Yeah the Boys should have won the game back in October. Another Garrett clock mismanagement mistake. But no way the Boys compare to the Ravens now. Back in October the Ravens were without many key D players (ie, Suggs, and injuries during the game, etc) and their O play caller sucked and was fired (Note to JJ: fire the play caller and get him out of the organization). The Ravens got healthy and really came on for the later part of the season and played fantastic in the playoffs. Don’t even bother comparing our medicore, non clutch team to the SB champs.

  • truth

    Steven Mullenax you have got to be kidding me with this excuse filled article, as well as ridiculous!!
    Romo is not even close to Flacco and you tell it from a fair and unbiased angle!! 10 interceptions to 19??, are you kidding me. Do you know the meaning and Importance of turnovers in the NFL, well??? I think not….obviously.
    Besides, Romo does not possess a clutch-cell in his body while Flacco has been probing he does week-in and week-out, yr. after yr. Heck, last yr. he threw the game winning Pass but defender punched it out of WRs hand/arms. He undoubtably outplayed Brady that game. End of story, Romo has and will always PROVE that he sucks and/or has no “clutch-cell(gene)” in his body. You name !!