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Witten: Romo’s greatness will be recognized when we win it all

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The Cowboys have won only one playoff game during Tony Romo’s six seasons as the starting quarterback. Does that mean Romo is not a great quarterback?

Not according to Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who says Romo is wrongly criticized for the team’s struggles, and that Cowboys fans will eventually realize what a great quarterback Romo is.

There’s high expectations for Cowboys,” Witten told the Abilene Reporter-News. “There’s been some great quarterbacks who have come through that organization. You look at Roger Staubach and Troy [Aikman], and the expectations are Super Bowls. He’s a phenomenal, cool quarterback. He’s an elite quarterback. But until we win the big game, the criticism is going to come. We understand that, and we have high expectations. Tony is a phenomenal player and a phenomenal player for our football team.”

Witten said he believes the Cowboys are a better team this year than they were last year, and he sees no reason that Romo can’t lead them to the Super Bowl.

“I think Tony Romo is an elite quarterback who gives you a chance to compete for a championship,” Witten said.

Witten pointed to Romo’s stats last season as evidence that he’s a better player than he gets credit for.

“He’s a great player,” Witten said of Romo. “Look at what he did — 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions (last season). He was up there among the top five in quarterbacks this year. That’s just the way it goes. You can’t cry about it. I just hope the fans know what a good player he is. Hopefully we can win a championship.”

If the Cowboys don’t win a championship, Witten will be the only one mentioning Romo in the same breath as Staubach and Aikman.

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  1. seageo says: Jun 20, 2012 11:35 AM

    Is this one of those sayings like “Pigs will fly when the sun sets east”?

  2. eaglesfan723 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:37 AM

    Considering in 2010 Dallas won their first playoff game since Dec. 28, 1996…I don’t see them winning the Superbowl in the near future..especially with Tony “butterfingers” Romo.

  3. tbpdog says: Jun 20, 2012 11:37 AM

    “If the Cowboys don’t win a championship, Witten will be the only one mentioning Romo in the same breath as Staubach and Aikman.”

    Well except for Aikman who has himself said that Romo is a better QB than he is.

    To be an “elite QB” your team has to win a title or at least get close a few times, so Romo can’t be called elite, but if they don’t win one, it won’t be his fault, down the stretch in December last year “crunch time” or “when the games matter more” he threw 10td’s and 1int, they didn’t fold because of him, he was the only thing that kept them in the games.

  4. snowpea84 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:38 AM

    And when they don’t win it all? Then we can all agree he’s not great right? Is that the deal?

  5. DCBlueStar says: Jun 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    …in before the haters…

  6. therealsmiley says: Jun 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    Sooooooo…never? Hail!

  7. bucrightoff says: Jun 20, 2012 11:41 AM

    Romo might have to play till he’s 50 before he’s recognized if he needs a championship to recognize his greatness.

  8. Grulks says: Jun 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    I’m a Dallas fan, always have been. But I wish this entire team would just shut up, practice harder, and make a concerted effort to focus on fundamentals such as tackling and playing for 60 minutes (instead of 55).

    Talking doesn’t build confidence, practicing to win and then finishing games does. Being underestimated (something Dallas rarely is) is a tremendous advantage. I wish they’d take a page out of the Pats playbook: give them nothing in a soundbite they can focus on.

  9. dprofane says: Jun 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    I can’t believe an eagals fan posted something about winning a championship.

  10. 6thsense79 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    Romo and the Cowboys had their best oppurtunity to make a deep playoff run during the first two TO years. That didn’t happen. In the NFL that window of oppurtunity opens and closes so fast unless you have a team with top notch front office like Baltimore, New England, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, etc… It is hard for teams to stay relevant for an extended period of time.

  11. macgee10 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:44 AM

    Don’t be surprised if the Cowboys make some noise this year people.

  12. daninms says: Jun 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    He’s good enough to get it done but not by himself. I’d like to see him get a title. Simply because he has taken so much unnecessary BS and handled it with class.

  13. mike bonserio says: Jun 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    “I think Tony Romo is an elite quarterback who gives you a chance to compete for a championship,” Witten said.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…. hahahahah… hahaha… haha… ha

    thanks i needed a good laugh.

  14. jjackwagon says: Jun 20, 2012 11:48 AM

    If the Cowboys don’t win a championship, Witten will be the only one mentioning Romo in the same breath as Staubach and Aikman.

    He will need to win more than one to be mentioned with Staubach and Aikman.

  15. professorskittles says: Jun 20, 2012 11:49 AM

    I guess we’ll never be recognizing his greatness then.

  16. JohnnyTwoTimes says says: Jun 20, 2012 11:49 AM

    That just ruined their season, just like Vince Young did to the Eagles last year.

    This means that Philly is going to the Superbowl this year.

  17. dprofane says: Jun 20, 2012 11:50 AM

    As much as I hate the Eagals and the fact that they haven’t won a championship. Doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t. So I never held much merit in Dallas has only one playoff since 1996 as reason why they can’t win a championship. How bout they just weren’t that good. Like the other 31 teams that didn’t lift the Lombardi trophy that night.

  18. Patriot42 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:54 AM

    My kids said I would be recognized as a great QB when I win the Superbowl too.

  19. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 20, 2012 11:54 AM

    Hail! Tony Romo is 8-4 against the Redskins as a starter. I don’t go on Redskins threads and bash your rookie QB who never won a game in the rain in college, has smaller hands than any other starting quarterback in the NFL, and holds the ball worse than Michael Vick when he scrambles. Enjoy another miserable season without a #1 WR, the Cowboys have 2 by the way. SMH

  20. hedleykow says: Jun 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    I tell that same thing to my wife everyday, that it’s just a matter of winning it all before my greatness will be recognized.

    I’m still hoping our divorce can be settled out of court, to save the 400 bucks in lawyer fees.

  21. Henry says: Jun 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    I’m soooooooo tired of hearing about the high expectations for the Cowboys or how their “window is closing” on a chance at a Superbowl.
    What has this team ever done to merit that kind of talk?

  22. goldrush36 says: Jun 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    put Romo on a well managed team without a micro managing owner and he would get a title. Newman and Jenkins is what cost them the division title last year.

  23. dprofane says: Jun 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    Just like an eagal fan, says the Eagals are going to the Superbowl. Nothing about winning it. I truly feel for you. Your organization has you jaded about even thinking about being a champion.

  24. rgi22 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:01 PM

    why dont yall worry about winning your division first

  25. The Deep Dig says: Jun 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    Romo is just a notch lower than the elite quarterbacks and last time I look that’s pretty damn good.

  26. fatcamper says: Jun 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    I agree with that thought. If Dallas, under Romo, wins a Super bowl a lot of opinions of Romo will change. He puts up good numbers but to date can’t win the big one.

    Eli won his Super Bowls and is now considered elite, which is a lot for a guy with down syndrome.

  27. eaglesw00t says: Jun 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    I am literally willing to bet my house that Tony Romo will never win a Super Bowl.

  28. footballfanatic1906 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:07 PM

    macgee10 says:
    Jun 20, 2012 11:44 AM
    Don’t be surprised if the Cowboys make some noise this year people.

     They would make a great cheering section in the end zone seats at this years Super Bowl.

  29. trollhammer20 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:08 PM

    Is he still holding for the kicker?

    And no, I will NEVER quit laughing about that one. Ever. Even if he wins the next three SBs.

  30. drobstad says: Jun 20, 2012 12:09 PM

    The team has no heart and will never win a championship with Romo.

    It’s great to be a Giants fan.

  31. patriots123456 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:09 PM

    You talk about greatness AFTER you have won something. Not before.

  32. i, flounder says: Jun 20, 2012 12:12 PM

    you know whats cool about the browns, they never tell you how elite they are.

  33. bullcharger says: Jun 20, 2012 12:15 PM

    Jerry Jones needs to create a better environment in Dallas where the players can just get to work and focus on the things they can control. Training Camp, Preseason then Game 1. Having all the players worrying about their chances to win the Super Bowl is crazy.

  34. pioniere says: Jun 20, 2012 12:19 PM

    Great regular season QB, but thats where it ends.

    Tony Romo = Danny White

  35. tinopuno says: Jun 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    Let’s see now…in just the last few days we’ve learned the following:

    – “Romo see’s greatness in DEz Bryant”
    – “New FA LB Dan Conner finds the Cowboys ‘Unbelievable’ ”
    – Witten believes that “Romo’s greatness will be recognized when Dallas wins the Super Bowl”.

    You’s think these guys might have sense enough to stop bragging until they actually accomplish something. But then you remember who their boss is, and it all makes sense.

  36. 34sweetness says: Jun 20, 2012 12:22 PM

    Is it me, or do the Cowboys spend a lot of time defending their QB?

  37. mogogo1 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:23 PM

    Problem is that there’s no accepted definition of “elite.” Eli won a Super Bowl and people were still arguing he wasn’t elite. A few probably would still argue he’s not even now.

    What I do know is that Romo has a career QB rating of 96 playing behind a line that isn’t very good at protecting the passer. He’s one of the more agile QBs in the league and he still gets sacked 30+ times every season. So, while I don’t know about “elite” he’s clearly pretty darn good.

  38. jakek2 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:23 PM

    I’m a Giants’ fan and objectively think that Romo is an elite QB. It’s not his fault that the team has no GM and has neglected the defensive back 7 ever since they had Deion Sanders. Dez Bryant is a rising star but Miles Austin needs to step up. It would be nice for them to add a decent 3rd WR and have a RB that can stay healthy. Far from Romo’s fault that they haven’t won playoff games. Put him on the 9ers and they’d be unstoppable.

  39. ezg1 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    Blaming the surrounding cast for his failures really doesn’t hold water. Elite QB’s saddles up his teammates on their backs and get it DONE!
    Looks like Witten is preparing for his post career
    paycheck!

  40. blackqbwhiterb says: Jun 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    Rex Grossman (rg1)has more playoff wins than Tony Romo…

  41. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jun 20, 2012 12:35 PM

    Ha at least the Texans have won a playoff game in the past decade!

  42. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jun 20, 2012 12:36 PM

    Dallas Cowboys: America’s (Marketing) Team.

  43. barbeaux says: Jun 20, 2012 12:38 PM

    The funny thing about the top 5 and top ten QB talk is that it’s not a linear progression between #1, #2, #3…The drop off between the truly elite and the “considered almost elite as statistical filler” is quite profound.

  44. goldrush36 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    @jakek2 couldn’t agree more. Don’t get me wrong I like Alex but he needs to have that aggressiveness he had against the saints every week. Romo isn’t afraid to take chances and overall is a good guy too.

  45. gcsuk says: Jun 20, 2012 12:39 PM

    hedleykow says: Jun 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    I tell that same thing to my wife everyday, that it’s just a matter of winning it all before my greatness will be recognized.

    I’m still hoping our divorce can be settled out of court, to save the 400 bucks in lawyer fees.
    ———————————————————————

    400 bucks?!?!? For a Divorce Lawyer? Are you getting one at Wal-Mart?!?

  46. bhindenemylines says: Jun 20, 2012 12:44 PM

    JohnnyTwoTimes says says:
    Jun 20, 2012 11:49 AM
    That just ruined their season, just like Vince Young did to the Eagles last year.

    This means that Philly is going to the Superbowl this year.

    —————————-

    The only way Philly is going to the SB is if they buy tickets and charter a plane.

  47. dman6015 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:48 PM

    Yes, and I believe in unicorns and leprechauns, too. Thanks for today’s hearty chuckle. What was he smoking?

  48. advocado5 says: Jun 20, 2012 12:49 PM

    This all feels so familiar … as an Eagles fan. Oh wait, the same tripe was thrown at the fans during the McNabb era.

  49. bhindenemylines says: Jun 20, 2012 12:51 PM

    eaglesw00t says:
    Jun 20, 2012 12:05 PM
    I am literally willing to bet my house that Tony Romo will never win a Super Bowl.
    —————————————

    How much is a a dilapitated row house in Phily worth these days? $6599?

    I’ll take that bet. And to make it even, I’ll use my laptop and ride-on mower as collateral.

  50. EJ says: Jun 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    IMO the Cowboys have done a great job with the draft and off season. The Giants need to worry, between Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia, they all seem to be on the rise.
    As for Tony Romo, In his first couple of seasons he looked elite. Since then he has still looked good, but has had moments where he seemed very average. I think with a little better supporting cast(Which looks good this year) he will go back to the Romo of the past.

  51. tennesseeoilers says: Jun 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    It cracks me up to think that ever since Steve McNair & Co. left Houston, the Titans/Oilers have been a MUCH more successful franchise than “America’s Team of the ’80s.”

  52. bobhk says: Jun 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    Oh brother. Can we give it a rest.

    Romo: greatness in Bryant.
    Witten: greatness in Romo
    and on and on.
    I am waiting for Bryant to see greatness in Romo and Witten, who, by the way, is the only great one.

  53. jimiinpa says: Jun 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    lol

  54. thejuddstir says: Jun 20, 2012 1:00 PM

    Some things never change. Every year it’s the Cowboys and Jets telling us they are the best teams (on paper), before the season begins….and every year the rest of us sit back and laugh. But what can you expect, teams usually take on the face of their leaders and what bigger mouths/egos are there in the NFL than Rexy and Jerrah. Talk is cheap, it takes money to buy whiskey.

  55. rajbais says: Jun 20, 2012 1:07 PM

    When will the Cowboys win it?

    Never.

    Why? Because Jerry Jones is the general manager, Rob Ryan’s failure to put the DB’s in position to succeed, and Jason Garrett making too many bad decisions for a privileged coach and didn’t coach to flawless as much as possible.

    Jason Garrett is going to underperform as a head coach because the translation from his coordinator success to his expected head coaching success is inexistent. It’s not like Mike Holmgren, Mike Tomlin, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, or Tony Dungy’s transitions from coordinator to head coach.

    Plus, his coordinator success is because of ready-made players: Terrell Owens, Jason Witten, and (to a degree) Tony Romo. His best year was in 2007 and if he had none of them he would not be a head coaching candidate.

  56. dragus84 says: Jun 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    @ the guy who said romo on the 49ers would be unstoppable.

    couldn’t agree more… romo has done far more to help the cowboys win games than he has done to cost them games.

    a struggling o line and awful secondary have been gigantic problems that would make most other quarterbacks look like sage rosenfels yet romo continues to put up solid numbers and give the cowboys a chance to win more often than not

  57. 1historian says: Jun 20, 2012 1:11 PM

    Seems as if a lot of ex-Cowboys and present Cowboys – QBs and not QBs – are singing the praises of Tony Romo.

    Not one of them says he sucks.

    That, apparently is up to us.

    He’s just not very good.

  58. tbpdog says: Jun 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    @ EZG1 “Blaming the surrounding cast for his failures really doesn’t hold water. Elite QB’s saddles up his teammates on their backs and get it DONE!”

    so what QB has done that? I can’t think of a QB that has taken a team with no defense, horrible OL and lack of a running game to a title, the closest was Eli last year, but the defense and special teams played lights out in the playoffs and had they not, the Giants would not have won a title, Eli actually had a couple clunkers down the stretch (the game vs the Jets to seal a playoff trip) and the NFC title game where Eli bounced 4-5 passes off defenders hands)

    bottom line, it’s a team game and no QB has ever carried a bad team to a title. If Dallas wins a title, it won’t be because Romo suddenly got better or got “clutch”, it will be because the team stepped up and helped him.

  59. tommyribs says: Jun 20, 2012 1:24 PM

    As a GIANTS fan I can tell you two things about Tony Romo:
    1. The guy is a terrific QB
    2. He is not the Problem on the Dallas Cowboys

    Tony is like Eli Manning in the fact that he is a very, very good QB, and people LOVE to hate on him.

    Does he make bone-head plays sometimes? Yes

    Does he make great plays and great throws and elevate his teammates? Yes.

    Net/Net he is a huge positive for Dallas and is a terrific QB.

  60. radioactivechimp says: Jun 20, 2012 1:29 PM

    I think Tony Romo is one of the most unfairly criticized players in the league. He’s still in his prime and I think he’ll get over the hump and take the Cowboys to the superbowl within the next few years.

    Cowboys fans are a lot like Yankees fans; they are brutal on their players until they win a championship, then they suddenly become legends overnight.

  61. CKL says: Jun 20, 2012 1:38 PM

    Romo gets way way too much hate. I believe he is capable of helping a team win a SB. He’s far from an issue with why they haven’t yet.

  62. bosspower says: Jun 20, 2012 1:55 PM

    U kno who can be better than Troy Aikman, or Staubach? ELI MANNING!!!!!! and he doesnt have Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith. Eli Manning is the only QB in NFC East with Rings plural, So All U Romo fans get ready to see the best pass rush in the league crush him for the 3rd straight game, and then we gon move to Mike Trick, and finally we gon beat up RG3 and out. NY Giants your Repeat World Champions!!!

  63. anon5121 says: Jun 20, 2012 1:56 PM

    Romo is absolutely not an elite quarterback right now. Maybe if he improves his game, shows he can raise the level of play of the players around him and makes a deep run into the playoffs, that will change. But right now he absolutely is not an elite QB. He’s very good though.

  64. cooklynn17 says: Jun 20, 2012 1:57 PM

    tbpdog says: Jun 20, 2012 11:37 AM

    “If the Cowboys don’t win a championship, Witten will be the only one mentioning Romo in the same breath as Staubach and Aikman.”

    Well except for Aikman who has himself said that Romo is a better QB than he is.

    To be an “elite QB” your team has to win a title or at least get close a few times, so Romo can’t be called elite, but if they don’t win one, it won’t be his fault, down the stretch in December last year “crunch time” or “when the games matter more” he threw 10td’s and 1int, they didn’t fold because of him, he was the only thing that kept them in the games.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    He also overthrew Miles Austin in Dallas against NY, which would have clinched the division.

  65. bobhk says: Jun 20, 2012 2:12 PM

    dprofane says:
    Jun 20, 2012 11:50 AM
    As much as I hate the Eagals and the fact that they haven’t won a championship. Doesn’t mean that they can’t or won’t. So I never held much merit in Dallas has only one playoff since 1996 as reason why they can’t win a championship. How bout they just weren’t that good. Like the other 31 teams that didn’t lift the Lombardi trophy that night.
    ————
    Not an eagles fan or anything but you do know that eagles have 3 championships. I know I know it’s been a loooong time but it’s still a fact that many Cowboys don’t know or ignore, since they think football was invented in 1960.

  66. bresilhac says: Jun 20, 2012 2:17 PM

    Griffin currently gives the Redskins something that Dallas can only dream about now. And that’s hope for a better future. With Romo you know what you’re going to get ahead of time. A decent regular season and a miserable postseason if there is a postseason. With Griffin the sky is the limit.

  67. SparkyGump says: Jun 20, 2012 2:37 PM

    I’ve been a Cowboys fan since 1972. I’ve stuck with them through thick & thin. The 80’s were terrible along with the 00’s. The single constant factor since their last Superbowl win is also their biggest reason they’re nothing but a .500 team: Jerry Jones. He’s a frustrated coach and a control freak. He’s undermined every single coach he’s had. He’s an awesome salesman but he’s clueless on how to run a successful NFL franchise. He sorely needs a general manager but his ego won’t let him. When he walked down from his owner’s box and told Jason Garrett to pull Romo, that was it for me. He’s exceeded even the lunacy of Al Davis and taken it to a higher level. Nobody deserves a title more than Tony Romo. Too bad Jerry Jones cares more about his ego more than doing what it takes to one by firing himself.

  68. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 20, 2012 2:54 PM

    fatcamper….

    “Eli won his Super Bowls and is now considered elite, which is a lot for a guy with down syndrome.”

    —————————————————-

    Hey Fat Caveman the days of poking fun or insulting people who are unlucky to be born with certain disabilities or genetic issues are long gone. The fact that you need to insult people who (in YOUR opinion) are not as perfect as you, shows your lack of actually being human. People may laugh at your poking fun of people with special needs but they actually think you are a waste of uneducated skin and the world will instantly become a better place once you have a jammer and concede to cardiac arrest.

    Since we are on the topic of Eli I would just like to remind you to bow down to the current MVP of the Superbowl champion NY Giants. Who’s better? Who’s got more SUPERBOWLS rings currently?

  69. bigmac24 says: Jun 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    I truly wish that people would get off the Tony Romo topic. Romo has been in the league for over 10 years and at least 6 of those have been as a starter. Romo is what he is and that is not Elite. He has some skills but lacks the mental stamina. His physical skills are also diminishing which means he will need to rely more on the mental side of the game. That is not good for Romo or Dallas. He seems like a nice guy but he is at best a backup in the NFL. Jerry will never admit that nor Witten but its the truth. He has had several years as a starter to prove otherwise and he simply can’t. As a former pro I know what it takes and what it looks like (Eli, Peyton, Rogers, etc…). Romo has done far less with more time. It’s time for Dallas to start looking for a leader and a blossoming talent at QB. End of discussion.

  70. dougydougdoug says: Jun 20, 2012 3:43 PM

    The facts would tend to dispute what this Kitten cat is saying.

    First, and foremost, the lack of actually championships is a problem. Let alone, the lack of even winning, nay, getting to a NFC Championship game.

    Second, and equally damning, are just the sheer individual statistics. He has been in the league way long enough to be considered a veteran, yet his numbers just don’t show it. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think he’s even cracked the top-five, and maybe only once or twice made it into the top-ten quarterbacks for a season.

  71. wferg1121 says: Jun 20, 2012 3:56 PM

    @bigbluecrew420 couldn’t have said it better!!

    Eli did carry the Giants last year.. People cry defense, well they were MIA for most of the season, check the stats… He had no running game, 9 come from behind wins and was the most pressured QB in the NFL last year by a wide margin.. “While the other passers in our Top 10 list saw no more than 147 total pressures last season, Eli Manning was subjected to a massive 220 in the same number of games. That’s well over four more per game, and matters only got worse in the playoffs. In the face of that, Manning managed to put up excellent numbers and his performances and grades only improved as the season went on, saving his best performance for the biggest game of them all–Super Bowl XLVI.” Pro Football Focus..

    Romo- Very good QB, the talent around him has not helped him.. I don’t think Romo is overrated, but everyone else is.

  72. ike301 says: Jun 20, 2012 3:57 PM

    IMO the Cowboys have done a great job with the draft and off season. The Giants need to worry, between Dallas, Washington and Philadelphia, they all seem to be on the rise.
    As for Tony Romo, In his first couple of seasons he looked elite. Since then he has still looked good, but has had moments where he seemed very average. I think with a little better supporting cast(Which looks good this year) he will go back to the Romo of the past.

    @EJ. Why do the Giants need to worry? They are in better shape then Philly or the Redskins. Yes, the skins beat the Giants twice. It happens sometimes. You don’t think the Giants have gotten better as well? They have. They will also get back the plethora of players they lost before last season started. Your statement reeks of jealousy.

  73. dragus84 says: Jun 20, 2012 4:00 PM

    @bigmac24

    I’m curious to know where you played pro. You certainly aren’t a scout.

    It’s insane to say that Romo is a back up at best. If that’s the case then there are about 20 other starters that are back ups at best because while you can make the argument that he is not elite, you certainly cannot argue that he is not among the top 32. and i would think even you would have to admit he’s certainly in the top half of quarterbacks in the league.

  74. gammynomnom says: Jun 20, 2012 4:00 PM

    I like how you guys think ” Tony Romo has gone 5/12 years as a starter and everyone knows if you haven’t won a Super Bowl by then you never will!!”

    morons.

    And the truth is, Aikman had great TEAMS. His stats sure are nothing special in the playoffs or otherwise. 23 TDs 17 ints in the playoffs if you guys are looking back with blurry vision. And that was with a HOF rb, hof WR and a defense from hell.

  75. gammynomnom says: Jun 20, 2012 4:02 PM

    Obviously that should read 5 1/2 years as a starter

  76. dragus84 says: Jun 20, 2012 4:04 PM

    @dougy dougy doug

    It’s one thing to argue that Romo is not clutch which may have some validity to it.

    But to say his numbers are evidence that he is not a good quarterback carries no weight at all.

    Go have a look at his stats before you make a comment like that. His qb rating and especially in the fourth quarter rank with the likes of Tom Brady, Brees and Rodgers.

    He had better than a 3:1 TD to INT ratio last year while throwing over 4000 yards. and a qb rating of 102.5

  77. paulsmith107 says: Jun 20, 2012 4:21 PM

    Bigmac you are truly a retard. A back up you idiot over 4000 yards and 31 td’s you are surely dumb as the day is long. You are what you are slow like you eat red crayons slow do you know anything about football no you must not. Do you watch Dallas games no you must not diminishing skills you tard lacks mental stamina do you even know what stamina means you lack more than mental stamina stupid. I wish that people who had a clue would post on this site you know romo an undrafted free agaent from a second rate college is the third fastest to 25,000 yards passing oh do you know he dwarfs all of staunach and aikmans stats if he had a team half as good as aikman did he would have won superbowls it’s a team sport you ignorant toads

  78. samsjmail says: Jun 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I would trade Romo for:

    1.Peyton Manning
    2.Tom Brady
    3.Drew Brees
    4.Aarron Rodgers

    That’s it. I wouldn’t trade him for Eli, Rothlesberger, Cam, Bradford, Vick, Rivers or anyone else besides those 4.

    How come Philip Rivers doesn’t get the same criticism that Romo gets? They have similar stats, and he’s never accomplished anything either.

    Do you blame Marino because the Dolphins never won a super bowl while he was there? (…and I’m not comparing Romo to Marino).

    Romo has played on teams with no running game, no defense, and no pass protection. Since Parcell’s left, the talent level has declined considerably.

    Their best receiever from last year was allowed to leave in free agency because Jones had already tied up too much money in the constantly injured Miles Austin, and the first round reach/bust Dez Bryant.

    The Cowboys will never win a Super Bowl while Jerry Jones is the owner. You can’t blame that on Romo. Romo was a miracle, a gift from Parcells after years of searching for Aikman’s replacement, and Jerry Jones is wasting his chance.

  79. samsjmail says: Jun 20, 2012 5:26 PM

    There is not one quarterback in the NFL who could win a Super Bowl with the current Dallas Cowboys.

    I blame the sports media for not doing their homework. Even the Dallas area local media were touting the Cowboys as Super Bowl contenders the last 2 years. What the heck were they looking at? Horrible defense. No pass rush. Both safeties are cheap, stop gap, spares. The defensive ends are mediocre. No corners. BAD offensive line, receivers are mediocre at best. Running backs who were injury prone in college (SURPRISE: THEY’ER INJURY PRONE IN THE PROS TOO)

    You can’t blame Romo for Jerry Jones’ incompetence and years of horrible drafting.

    This year Jerry hit the free agent market, signing mediocre players from other teams to try and make up for several years of unproductive drafts. He overpaid for other team’s mediocre players (See: Brodney Poole)

    Yeah, it’s all Romo’s fault the Cowboys can’t win a Super Bowl. If you think that, you’re a total football idiot.

  80. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 20, 2012 5:28 PM

    @paulsmith

    Your right! Romo is awsome!!!!!!!
    He can do no wrong. He is elite.
    I would say he’s the best QB to NEVER DO ANYTHING EVER!
    It’s not his fault that he crumbles like a dry cracker that’s been on the counter for a month.
    He is sooooooooooo good!
    I’m so mad that we have to play him twice a year. Maybe we could trade Eli and JPP straight up for romo 

    BTW you seem mad. I though having a sweet QB like Romo would make you the happiest girl in all the land. I mean it sounds like you couldn’t be happier to have romo.

    Quick question tho, when does romo get that award for being the 3rd fastest QB to 25000 yards?

  81. covercorner says: Jun 20, 2012 5:28 PM

    Romo can win the Super Bowl in Madden.

  82. samsjmail says: Jun 20, 2012 5:31 PM

    Aikman was incredibly accurate, but he was seldom under pressure.

    Romo is always running for his life. He makes that offensive line look a whole heck of a lot better than it really is, because he escapes and makes plays out of the pocket. That also makes his recievers look better when they don’t know how to run a route (Hello Dez Bryant).

  83. samsjmail says: Jun 20, 2012 5:36 PM

    For the last two years, the guy in the cubicle next to me and I have taken the Cowboys schedule and made our predictions for the season. We both had them 8-8 or 7-9 the last two years while the media was saying they were a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

    It’s not Romo’s fault they were completely wrong.

    Romo is one of the few things this team has going for it, but he will retire without a ring because Jerry isn’t going to die before Romo retires.

    Jerry son, Stephen, doesn’t seem as stupid as Jerry and he doesn’t have Jerry’s enormous ego. May be hope for the future, but that won’t help Romo.

  84. samsjmail says: Jun 20, 2012 5:47 PM

    “Eli did carry the Giants last year.. People cry defense, well they were MIA for most of the season…”

    …and they finished with a mediocre record. The defense stepped up in the playoffs and Super Bowl, or they would not been in the super bowl, much less win it.

    I’m not raggin on Eli, but Eli would NEVER win a Super Bowl with the Cowboys. Neither could Brady, Brees etc etc. Dan Marion couldn’t have won a Super Bowl with the current Cowboys. That’s just asking too much from a quarterback.

    If all it took was a great quarterback, then Brady, or Brees, should have won it last year. Noboby would argue that Eli is a better quarterback than either of them.

  85. jomochiefsfan84 says: Jun 20, 2012 7:31 PM

    Can somebody tell the last time a player said they were gonna win it all & it actually happened? Those are big words to say to the press he better hopes they back it up that’s all I can say.

  86. randallflagg52 says: Jun 21, 2012 2:14 AM

    Jason Witten: Romo’s greatness will be recognized when we win it all.

    Everyone: Cool story bro.

  87. guypatsfan says: Jun 21, 2012 9:24 AM

    Elite QBs:
    Tom Brady
    Aaron Rodgers
    Drew Brees
    Peyton Manning
    Eli Manning

    2nd Tier QBs:
    Philip Rivers
    Tony Romo
    Ben Roethlesberger
    Matthew Stafford
    Matt Ryan
    Joe Flacco
    Matt Schaub
    Michael Vick

    3rd Tier QBs:
    Mark Sanchez
    Ryan Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow
    Jay Cutler
    Matt Cassell
    Sam Bradford
    Alex Smith

    4th Tier QBs:
    Tavaris Jackson
    Jason Campbell
    Rex Grossman
    Vince Young
    Kyle Orton

    Too early to tell:
    Cam Newton
    Andy Dalton
    Jake Locker
    Blaine Gabbard
    Christian Ponder
    RG3
    Andrew Luck
    Matt Flynn

  88. ceschatz says: Jun 21, 2012 3:07 PM

    eaglesw00t says:Jun 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    I am literally willing to bet my house that Tony Romo will never win a Super Bowl.
    _________________________________

    And I’ll bet my house that Mike Vick won’t make it through a full season….again

  89. cbgbs21 says: Jun 23, 2012 4:02 PM

    Well, on the bright side it took Lebron (arguably the NBA’s most criticized player since he jumped ship to Miami) 9 years to finally make his mark as a champion. Romo’s pretty much in the same boat, and will probably continue to be the NFL’s most criticized QB unless he steps up and takes the Lombardi before his career is over. If and (hopefully) when that happens, maybe the critics will find a new target to bash (… Erm Mark Sanchez….), but I doubt it. It’s just too easy to hate the ‘Boys, and honestly I have no idea why people do. Anyone care to enlighten me? (I’m being serious, by the way).

  90. divan22 says: Jun 25, 2012 12:37 AM

    Eli’s elite? Why? Because he won 2 Super Bowls and you don’t understand that football’s a team sport?

  91. nylemalik1992 says: Jun 27, 2012 12:58 AM

    Of course being the Cowboys quarterback will always have enormous pressure and expectations attached to it.

    Having said that, the Cowboys as a franchise including Romo have failed to live up to the hype for a while now. It’s easy to blame Romo for the failures because he the face of the franchise and has had a few memorable games with crucial mistakes (Seahawks fumble, Giants home playoff loss, Jets game, and Lions game.) But as a whole, the Cowboys aren’t a well-built organization. Jerry Jones has too much control and has had for the most part, horrible drafts (Ware, Dez, Claiborne excluded.)

    Personally, I actually think Romo is a great QB. Top ten right now. He had his best year last season with over 4000 yards, 31 TD’s and only 10 picks, but the only thing people remember is the losses to the Jets and Lions. His losses are magnified and scrutinized more than most players in the NFL and I think it’s because of the hype that comes along with being the QB of the Cowboys. No one talks about his game against the 49ers where he came back with a broken rib and punctured lung and led the Cowboys to a win.

    He reminds me of another Dallas superstar, that being Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk was always labeled a choker especially after the ’06 Finals and the first-round exits that followed. But after Dirk broke through last season with his spectacular postseason run through great teams in Portland, LA, OKC, and Miami, people finally gave him the credit that he deserved for being one of the best and most unique players in the NBA.

    I think Romo and Dirk are similar in this way. Romo like Dirk will have to win one to finally shut his critics up, and I believe he will win a Superbowl with Dallas before he is done.

  92. dlc618 says: Jun 27, 2012 6:11 PM

    There’s a couple things I know in life….you have to pay taxes and Romo will not win a Superbowl.

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