7. Is Tony Romo heading to Canton, Ohio?
This has been tossed around so much that I confess, I’m late to the game. Though, allow me to throw in my two cents.
I don’t think he’ll get in right away, and maybe not ever. The one blemish, of course, is that missing Super Bowl ring. It’s a cruel, cruel world.
Romo’s numbers, however, are outstanding. He made teams better and the players around him elite. But statisticians won’t read outside the numbers, especially when it comes to his playoff record.
8. Tony Romo had a day in Lambeau Field.
Let’s go back to the 2014 season. Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay Packers. Fourth period. Fourth and one.
Romo takes the snap. He slings the ball into the air. Dez Bryant catches it, then lands on the one-yard line. The play is reviewed. The referees change the call. Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys never touch the ball again.
That was it folks — Tony Romo’s last chance. It was his last meaningful throw, his finale.
I think about the 2007 ride, where it ended with the New York Giants in the Divisional Round. I think about the fumble against the Seattle Seahawks. I think about the 2011 season. I think about Bill Parcells.
I think about that day at Lambeau Field.
9. Tony Romo may return.
You know how moviegoers wait until the film credits are over to get some movie trailer action? Let me speed this up for you when it comes to Romo’s return to the Dallas Cowboys.
a) Yes, Tony Romo will return to the Dallas Cowboys if there is a catastrophic injury at the quarterback spot. I believe this. I also believe that the injury would have to happen from now until September.
b) After September, Romo’s mind will be with his booth friend, Jim Nantz. He’ll be too involved. Not to mention, Romo will be 37. He needs time. He needs to be in football shape. He hasn’t taken a meaningful snap since Thanksgiving 2015.
c) If Romo were to step on the field again, the Dallas Cowboys wouldn’t lose a step. Sure, the Internet would break. But, at that point, who cares? After all, at that point, it’d be Romo’s world anyways.