The Dallas Cowboys Never Ending Tony Romo Debate

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Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo is a lightning rod topic. Is he an elite QB? Is he a choker? What exactly is an elite QB? What exactly is a choker? Everyone has an opinion on Tony Romo, and they usually range somewhere between those two extreme views of him. All across the Internet, on Dallas Cowboys forums the debate rages on. In football studios across America the debate rages on. The biggest problem with the debate in my eyes is a lack of perspective.

Let’s face it, very few men ever line up behind Center in the NFL and face the pressure that these guys do, while they are asked to make split second decisions that affect success, or failure, of almost every single play. In other words, we don’t have that perspective. Does that mean no one except a former NFL QB can give us an opinion on Tony Romo? Don’t be silly, it’s a free country, and opinions are welcome. Just remember that they are like armpits; everyone has a couple and some of them stink.

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

The truth of the matter is, there are really only 51 other men in History who really know the obstacles Tony Romo faces as the QB of America’s Team. In the History of the franchise only 52 men, counting Tony, have ever been on the Cowboys roster as a QB. Not all of them played, and sadly some of them, like Dandy Don Meredith, have passed on. There are three men who have played the position and had some definite measures of success for the Cowboys, and know the pressure that is on Tony Romo. I am of course speaking about Roger Staubach, Danny White, and Troy Aikman.

I asked some friends to help me dig up comments by these three men about Tony Romo. Here are some of my favorites.

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  • ‘mericas_team2013

    The Boys could go 15-1 this season breeze through the playoffs and Super Bowl, Romo could throw 50 TDs to only 8 Ints, make no mistakes in the post season and somehow critics would say it is just a fluke…

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    It has been obvious for a long time that a poor offensive line has been the major reason why Tony has not been able to lead the Cowboys to a superbowl. Fans who criticize Romo apparently don’t know enough about football to recognize this. It would also help if the receivers would would always run their designated routes. This would probably have cut his interceptions in half. I heard from somewhere that football is a team game.

  • Juanito Juanito

    when cowboys had an above average offensive line in 2007, cowboys put a record of 13-3 and romo was the qb, and the running game was good, romo was elite in 2007 ? and he is not elite now with this offensive line and putting this numbers, just think haters

  • DOOMS

    Cowboys had as many as 3 PBs OL on Romo’s initial teams competitive thru the first 5 years of his career. Hes had HoF receivers, hes had top 5 Ds. Hes had HoF coaches and at one time played on a team with 13 PBers. Lets not re write history to cover for the pink elephant in the room. Hes let us down at many of the biggest moments. The only thing the “haters” as if for evidence. GO OUT AND DO IT! No one cares about stats. If he won in the post season I can assure the “haters” wouldnt care about the only thing you have in this argument, empty stats. I dont care about come backs, I dont care about Dec. games. I care about 3 picks vs Washington. I care about the pick 6 to end our play off hopes vs Pitts in 2010. I care about his collapses vs Philly that game the team no chance to compete.

    I KNOW hes very good and can put up stats. So hes obviously very talented. But you need to deal with reality. NOTHING external is the reason Romo has a tendency to fall apart when the pressure is at its highest. You cannot play for a SB when you arent in the play offs. You can whine about the talent all you want, but #1, its untrue. We are no less talented than plenty of teams that made the play offs. 2 of his receivers made the NFLs top 100. Not too shabby. #2) We wre good enough to play for the division and the play offs on the seasons last game. You cant ask for any better chance than that. Its the same shot RG3 had and he succeeded. Does he have a Dez or a Witten? His team sucked the year before. Romo had a chance and choked. How about holding him responsible for his own play and letting his team down when they needed him most? You lose 9.9 out of every 10 games when the QB throws 3 picks. We had no shot. And its no one elses fault.

    • Jack

      I’m sorry, but Romo has 19 Game winning drives…. And is 3rd right now in 4th quarter comebacks since 2006. Sounds like he doesn’t fall under pressure more than the media assumes.
      Also “You lose 9.9 out of every 10 games when the QB throws 3 picks. We had no shot. And its no one elses fault.”. Pretty sure Romo beat the Bills with 5 interceptions.. Just saying.. He also lost to the Rams with 4td and 0 int. So like you said before, STATS DON”T MATTER. This is a team game when all said and done.

      • jack

        I meant the Saints, 4td 0int. .. 12/23/12

    • C. Smith

      There are so many false stats in your post that people shouldn’t even respond to this drivel.

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