Dallas Cowboys: What’s with all the Tony Romo bashing?
If there was any solace to be found in the 2015 NFL season, it is this: Tony Romo matters. He matters a lot. The Cowboys went 3-1 last season when he started, but finished the year with a 1-11 record without him.
In his absence, as far as I saw, nobody again questioned his mega contract worth. Good quarterbacks are hard to find. Franchise quarterbacks? Goodness. Even harder. Yup. No. 9 deserves those stipends. Dallas had their “experiment” era of quarterback purgatory.
There are some who don’t believe stats is the bottom line factor in determining the quality of a quarterback. I disagree.
The narrative isn’t just about earning rings. There have been several quarterbacks who walked in and out of the football tunnels for years without a Super Bowl visit let alone earning a ring.
Quarterback stats say a lot. For Romo, it shows how productive he can be with a lesser football squad. Those are hard-earned numbers, something he has had to do since taking over for Drew Bledsoe in 2006.
Football isn’t a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant type of sports game — one man cannot wield the ball alone towards Super Bowl stardom. And it’s not just up to the players around Romo either; coaches, executives and general managers matter too.
So it’s no wonder that a poll from USA Today placed Romo as the sixth most important player in the game today. Out of the poll of 100 figures ranging from players to executives to coaches, Mr. Romo landed on the 26th spot.
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