Dallas Cowboys: Top 5 quarterback seasons in the 2000s

Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tony Romo, Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have been blessed with some truly incredible signal-callers since the teams’ inaugural season back in 1960. Those players, from Roger Staubach all the way to the organizations’ current quarterback Dak Prescott, have delivered some truly awe-inspiring performances for America’s Team.

The Cowboys have become one of the most prolific organizations’ in American sports in part due to this fact. However, Dallas has entered something of a dry spell in terms of organizational success as of late. The team has failed to even reach a conference championship since 1995.

That fact does not undercut some of the amazing performances delivered by several of the team’s signal-callers in the 21st century. The Cowboys were fortunate enough to find back-to-back Pro Bowl-caliber quarterbacks in Tony Romo and Prescott when many franchises could not even find stable play at the increasingly important position.

Being the man under center for America’s Team is still one of the most coveted positions in sports despite Dallas’s recent struggles. Without further ado here is a list of the five best seasons’ that signal-callers have delivered for America’s Team over the past 20 seasons.

5. Tony Romo, 2007

It is fair to say that Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo had a somewhat unconventional road to the starting job. The undrafted signal-caller from Eastern Illinois rode the bench for nearly two-and-a-half seasons’ before being given a shot under center for Dallas. It did not take long for that decision to pay dividends for America’s Team.

After taking the reign’s from the teams’ struggling veteran quarterback Drew Bledsoe back in 2006, Romo led the Cowboys to an impressive 6-4 record the rest of the way and helped the team reach the playoffs for only the second time since the start of the century. He finished that season throwing for 2903 passing yards and nineteen touchdowns despite only starting ten games.

Heading into his sophomore year in the league there were plenty of people, fans and analysts alike, who wondered if Romo was “the guy” long-term. By the end of 2007, there were few left wondering.

The fourth-year passer helped lead the team to another playoff berth with an impressive 13-3 record. The young signal-caller also finished his season with 4211 passing yards and an eye-popping 36 passing touchdowns.

The reason why Romo’s 2007 season is not higher on this list is relatively simple, he had a fairly good supporting cast around him and struggled with turnovers. He finished the year with 19 interceptions (not good) and wound up losing in the first round of the playoffs against the New York Giants while delivering a dismal performance.