The Dallas Cowboys Must Ask Tony Romo To Do Less

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Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws a pass in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

How It All Played Out For Tony Romo in 2003

Without an Internet search, do you recall the quarterbacks taken before Tony Romo in the 2003 NFL Draft? Go ahead. Guess.

Here you go.

The 2003 NFL Quarterback class:

  1. Carson Palmer | 1st Round, 1st Pick | Cincinnati Bengals
  2. Byron Leftwich | 1st Round, 7th Pick | Jacksonville Jaguars
  3. Kyle Boller | 1st Round, 19th Pick | Baltimore Ravens
  4. Rex Grossman | 1st Round, 22nd Pick | Chicago Bears
  5. Dave Ragone | 3rd Round, 24th Pick | Houston Texans
  6. Chris Simms | 3rd Round, 33rd Pick | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  7. Seneca Wallace | 4th Round, 13th Pick | Seattle Seahawks
  8. Brian St. Pierre | 5th Round, 28th Pick | Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Drew Henson | 6th Round, 19th Pick | Houston Texans
  10. Brooks Bollinger | 6th Round, 27th Pick | New York Jets
  11. Kliff Kingsbury | 6th Round, 28th Pick | New England Patriots
  12. Gibran Hamdan |7th Round, 18th Pick | Washington Redskins
  13. Ken Dorsey | 7th Round, 27th Pick | San Francisco 49ers

What is Tony Romo worth to you? A 1st-round choice? Maybe a 3rd rounder?

Remember: Tony Romo signed as an undrafted free agent. The Cowboys spent $12,000 to sign the quarterback out of Eastern Illinois.

Here is how the Cowboys drafted in 2003:

Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman (23) against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Bengals defeated the Ravens 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Terence Newman | 1st Round, 5th Pick | Kansas St. | CB
  2. Al Johnson | 2nd Round, 6th Pick | Wisconsin | C
  3. Jason Witten | 3rd Round, 69th Pick | Tennessee | TE
  4. Bradie James | 4th Round, 6th Pick | LSU | OLB
  5. B.J. Tucker | 6th Round, 5th Pick | Wisconsin | CB
  6. Zuriel Smith | 6th Round, 13th Pick | Hampton | WR
  7. Justin Bates | 7th Round, 5th Pick | Colorado | OT
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