December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Does Tony Romo Now Have Enough Talent Around Him To Win A Super Bowl?

ESPN’s Mark Schlereth on Wednesday compared Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. Schlereth said the two displayed great individual skills, but both needed a solid team around them to win. In Elway’s case, he was unable to lead the Denver Broncos to Super Bowl victories until the team around him was built up with similar talent like running back Terrell Davis, tight end Shannon Sharpe and linebacker John Mobley. It took Elway 14 years to win his first title. But that was after three previous Super Bowl appearances where he and his team came up short.

June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In contrast, Romo is going into his 11th season and has just one playoff victory under his belt. Still, Schlereth’s point is valid. He believes Romo has the ability to win, but has simply lacked the quality teammates around him to do so. Going into the 2013 season, Dallas’ talent level is at an all time high. Still, questions continue to circle around Valley Ranch concerning their offensive line. The injection of new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and his new 4-3 defensive schemes also have many wondering what kind of learning curve their talented players will have to overcome. How will they adjust and what will the defensive line look like? And will running back DeMarco Murray stave off injury to regain the potential that he showed during his rookie campaign?

But what do you think? Is there enough talent on this team right now to bring the Lombardi Trophy back to Dallas this season?

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Does Tony Romo Now Have Enough Talent Around Him To Win A Super Bowl?

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  • Trinity Morgana

    Come on Stinky whats wrong with you?

    comparing thise two is like comparing hamburger to filet

    you of all people know better…….. romo doesnt have the talent level personally that elway had and Elway found ways to win games by himself when romo finds ways to lose games .. give me a break mark. you of all people should be ashamed to put the two in the same sentence

    • David Neaves

      Uh, Elway found ways to lose games, too, and Romo has found ways to win games, almost single-handedly, at times, or with nothing more than Jason Witten to help. If Elway had the talent around him to get TO the Super Bowl, he had the talent around him to WIN the Super Bowl.

      As to Romo having talent around him now? No. None of them have proven themselves to be worthy of comparison to even mediocre receivers around the league. Will they this year? Great, if they have that kind of performance, then yes, they have the talent, demonstrated. But, you can’t really say they have talent until they show it.

      • Trinity Morgana

        seriously get a grip on reality
        anyone who compares a first ballot hall of famer with a average QB is just dumb. thats like the idiots comparing tim tebow to manning or brady. Elways is considered among the greats ever to play the game
        romo hasnt ever shown he has the capability’s to reach that level

    • DOOMS

      You got it. Elway was in SUPER BOWLS with no talent. Romo cant make the play offs with far more talent than other CURRENT play off teams have. Balt is HARDLY the most talented team. Washington, Seattle and Indy went from losers to winners in ONE year by simply adding a rookie QB. These Romo excuse are sickening and enabling.

      • [email protected]

        Elway made it to 5 Super Bowls and you dont do that without talent. Romo is a good QB and the only comparison you make it stats cause wins and losses are team wins. Someone commented that Romo won some of those games single handedly which is wrong but he also does not lose the games all by himself either. Would you say that Barry Sanders was a bad runner due to not winning playoff games?

  • azigarovich .

    The Cowboys stink, the media continue to kiss their a ss year after year. Any time you watch a game you get 200 screen shots of Jerry Jones in his luxury box. Play by play guys continually make excuses for their lousy play. As long as Romo is QB, Cowboys will go nowhere

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  • Jim Johnson

    the problem is with romo not the people around him. romo chokes when the pressure is on to win.

  • KenghisKhan

    This dopey looking jerk will never have enough talent to win the Super Bowl. HE IS THE PROBLEM!

  • jrcowboy49

    Articles like this is why Cowboy fans can question Romo’s ability when he does not live up to lofty expectations. This is a team sport and you take the season one game at a time. The end will justify the efforts of winning each game or giving it your best.

  • Thomas J. Meaney

    The question of “does Romo have enough talent around him to win” is a “have you stopped beating your wife” question. The question itself assumes (wrongly, in my opinion) that Romo can actually win. Romo has had much more talent than Elway had in Elway’s pre-Super Bowl teams, yet, while Elway made a sow’s ear into a silk purse by winning more than he should have based on his own good decisions and uncanny performances, Romo has led his more-talented teams to mediocrity by inconsistent play and bad decisions. When Romo plays well, he is a great quarterback, but he only plays well enough times during a typical season to keep himself from getting fired. That is NOT a great or even good quarterback. As long as Tony Romo is in charge of the Cowboys, the Cowboys will be a mediocre team that can’t win the games that count. And, Tony Romo will stay in charge of the Cowboys (I can’t believe that new contract for only winning one playoff game in his entire career) because Jerry Jones is too egotistical to (1) admit he made a mistake by putting all of his “eggs” into the Romo basket; and (2) give over the reins of managing the Cowboys to someone competent at football. Jerry Jones is a marketing and business genious, but a failure at football management (draft picks??). Tony Romo is not a winner, at least not in Dallas. I’d love to see if he can win somewhere else (like next season!!!)

  • Jason

    What a joke. The talent is there EXCEPT at the QB position. The undrafted free agent choke artist should never be mentioned in the same breath as John Elway. Romo has been a loser at EVERY LEVEL of football he has played. Amazingly, it’s ALWAYS someone else’s fault as to why Chokemo doesn’t win. When oh when will this sorry excuse for a player EVER be held accountable for the mediocre half assed back up qb at best that he really is? This one “player” has ruined the spirit of the Cowboys and has finally killed my interest in the team I grew up loving. Please RETIRE and get out of the country Romo.

    • Nonya

      You’re knowledge of football… or lack thereof… is mind-boggling!!! I would take Romo of that loser cry-baby Elway ANYDAY!

  • Phil

    Not with this offensive line. Jerry AGAIN overlooks the most important piece so he can sell some more jerseys.

  • survon1

    The only reason Tony Romo has not gone to a Super Bowl is Tony Romo. The Cowboys have always had a team of talent. They have not been used at their potential.
    He fails in tight situations and calls the wrong plays on key downs during a march down the field. That old excuse, the ball just took off on him is getting real tired to hear.
    I can not even count the miscues and no throws to open receivers.

    • AL

      The only reason Dallas is competitive is because of Tony Romo. Dallas has an average defense and a below average offensive line. However, in 7 years, Tony Romo managed to keep the Cowboys in the top 10 on offense 5 of those years and top 5 on offense 3 of those years. Most critics compare Romo to Aikman. The problem with this comparison is that Troy Aikman had one of the best offensive lines in the history of the NFL. The offensive line had probowlers Ray Donaldson, Mark Tuinei, Erik Williams, Nate Newton, Mark Stepnoski and Larry Allen. Not only did Troy Aikman have protection, he also handed the ball off to the NFL’s all-time leading rusher Emmitt Smith. Emmitt Smith rushed for over 1,000 yards in all but one year that Troy Aikman was the quarterback for Dallas. Romo has played only one season where the runningback ran for 1,000 yards.


  • Rich inTX

    Romo is the right QB for the job, and we have the talent required at most of the skill positions. Where we are seriously lacking is O Line (made some headway in the draft at the center position), RB (murray keeps getting hurt), and Safety.

  • Nonya

    Romo is NOT the problem… it’s coaching AND management!!

  • Football Fan

    My question is “Does tony Romo have enough talent to win a Super Bowl?”

  • Cormaculate

    Plenty around him, not enough IN him…

  • Terry Hurd

    The short answer is yes. The reality is, as long as Jerry Jones and “the boys” have anything to do with the team, they won’t even win their division.

  • tbone

    Nope if you believe romio will win Superbowl must snorting rainbow dust and drinking unicorn milk

  • Fred Grimes

    Tony is not the prob..conventionality is the prob…think differently,be innovative,it’s the new nfl…people lead or step aside!!!

  • Romo Sucks

    To even mention Tony Romo in the same sentence as John Elway is sacrilegious Romo sucks plain and simple he is the most overrated player in the NFL. He isn’t even fit to wipe the sweat from John Elway’s brow.

  • Qball2001

    I can’t believe he puts Romo and Elway in the same sentence. LOL

  • randy

    No, what have they added that they didn’t have in years past. More Jerry ego?

  • Ronald W. Jones

    Tony Romo has a 17-21 record over the last 3 seasons. NOW THAT is mediocrity! BUT…..worth a $108 million ($55 million guaranteed)
    Insanity has run amok at Vally Ranch!!

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Hello Romo haters. Why not! Let’s get rid of Romo and find another quarterback to develop so we will have a chance to be contenders in about three years. But wait a minute! I forgot that Jerry Jones is the manager and would somehow mismanage the team so that the Cowboys would continue to be mediocre. Wake up Romo haters, he is the only chance we have for the Cowboys to overcome Jerry Jones’ mismanagement and be contenders.

  • Juanito Juanito

    cowboys need a better offensive line to said yes to this question

  • Ken Menees

    this team would have only won 5 or six games last season if not for Romo, but haters gonna hate, if and when He does win please dont jump on the band wagon!