The Dallas Cowboys Never Ending Tony Romo Debate

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Well, what about the ultimate man in Dallas. I am talking of course about Captain America. Mr. Clutch himself, Roger Staubach, Captain Comeback. Just this week Roger chimed in on Tony Romo, and he had this to say. Link “I think Tony Romo is a championship QB. He can take a team to the Championship.” So why hasn’t he Roger? He answers that. “He can’t do it by himself, but I really believe he can do it. I just see what he does on the field, the plays he makes, the throws he makes, the sense he has to move in the pocket so I’m pulling really hard for Tony because I really believe he is one heck of a QB, and that’s a feeling from somebody that I didn’t say that about any other quarterbacks except for Troy Aikman. I think Tony is the right QB, and we’re lucky to have Tony Romo.”

I recently heard a fool comment on Roger’s praise of Romo by saying Roger also praised Quincy Carter. The evidence he provided was Roger saying this. “I see good things in Quincy Carter so I am kinda pulling for him.” That is the depths of silliness as it pertains to Tony Romo amongst some Cowboys fans. “Kinda pulling for him” somehow is equal to “I think Tony Romo is a Championship QB.”

June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton (18) throws to receiver Dez Bryant (88) during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Uh no. They aren’t even close. Let me illustrate. I like Kyle Orton. I am pulling for Kyle Orton. I wanted the Cowboys to acquire him when the Denver Broncos released him, and was actually bummed out when the Kansas City Chiefs were awarded his services. That does not mean I think he is a championship QB.

Do championship caliber QBs not win championships? The answer is yes. Dan Marino was a championship QB. Warren Moon was a championship QB. Dan Fouts was a championship QB. Jim Kelly was a championship QB. Fran Tarkenton was a championship QB. I’ll even go so far as to say Archie Manning was a championship QB. Archie is the only one of the above group who is not in the Hall of Fame. Ask anyone who played in his era how good he was. He just happened to play for a horrible team. Put Archie Manning on the Houston Oilers of that era and Terry Bradshaw might only have 2 Super Bowl Rings. Archie was that good.

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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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