Well, Cowboys Nation. It’s official. The GOAT of the NFL, Tom Brady, announced that he is retiring on Tuesday morning. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tried to break the news over the weekend, but Brady had not made it official yet, leaving his decision up in the air. Brady’s word today makes it final.
In his 22-year career, Brady won seven Super Bowls, three MVP awards, five Super Bowl MVP awards, and 15 Pro Bowl selections. But it wasn’t an easy start. After being selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady was a no-name. But from the second he got his chance, he proved himself to be a competitor and an incredible football player.
Brady ranks first all-time in wins (243), Pro Bowl selections (15), Super Bowl MVP awards (5), games started (316), completions (7,263), passing yards (84,250), passing touchdowns (624), and so much more. It simply doesn’t get better than that.
The future Hall of Famer has beaten every team in the NFL, including the New England Patriots. What sucks for Dallas Cowboys fans is that their team will never have the chance to beat Brady. In his career, Brady is 6-0 against America’s Team. Every other team in the NFC East has beaten the GOAT at least once. Sigh.
With his retirement announcement, Tom Brady will end his career undefeated by the Dallas Cowboys
That’s right. The Cowboys will never be able to say they beat one of the greatest athletes of all time. They came close in the Week 1 nailbiter against the Bucs this season, but not close enough. Against Dallas, Brady has thrown for 1,733 yards and 14 touchdowns.
With the Patriots, Brady beat the Cowboys in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019. Each time Brady led his team to victory, playing an integral part in each matchup.
Another fact that Cowboys fans won’t love is in relation to Brady’s Super Bowl wins. The quarterback has won seven Super Bowls. Not only does that mean that he has won more Super Bowls than any individual franchise (Steelers and Patriots have six), but it also means that Brady has won seven championships in 22 years. The Cowboys haven’t won a Lombardi Trophy in 26 years.
This man was able to win it all seven times with two different teams before the Cowboys could even make another Super Bowl appearance. Yikes. While there is no doubt that any NFL fan has respect for Brady’s talent, Cowboys fans can only hope that his absence from the Bucs will help Dallas in the NFC postseason.
Congrats on an incredible career, Tom Brady.