1. Tony Romo, 2014
As a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, it is really hard to be objective about the teams’ 2014 season. It was definitively the best season of football I have ever watched my team play. A huge part of that was due to the efforts of Dallas’s starting quarterback Tony Romo.
Simply put Romo was magnificent in 2014. The veteran passer finished the year with the best completion percentage, nearly seventy, and passer rating in the league with 113.2. He also finished the year with an impressive 34 passing touchdowns while only throwing nine interceptions.
The 2014 season felt like the perfect season for America’s Team. The team won the NFC East with a 12-4 record and headed into the playoffs with a feeling of destiny hanging in the air.
Like Prescott in 2016, Romo had an excellent supporting cast around him in 2014. The 34-year old passer had an amazing offensive line and running back DeMarco Murray finished the year with a jaw-dropping 1,845 rushing yards, more than 500 more than the next rusher.
That feeling of destiny only intensified when Dallas pulled off an improbable 24-20 win against the Detroit Lions (aided by what was perhaps a missed call against Dallas late in the game). The Cowboys headed into their matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers with all the confidence in the world.
Despite the fact that the Dallas Cowboys wound up narrowly losing to the Packers in the divisional round (Dez definitely caught it) 2014 was probably the teams’ best season this century. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was unbelievably efficient and delivered the best year in his long career. Hopefully, the former will no longer be true sometime in the not-so-distant future.