Jimmy Johnson: Tony Romo is a great QB, will win a Super Bowl

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Jimmy Johnson won two Super Bowls as the head coach of the Cowboys. He believes Tony Romo will win at least one Super Bowl as the quarterback of the Cowboys.

Johnson said today that he sees greatness in Romo, even though Romo has been there for only one playoff win in his six seasons as the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.

The guy is a great quarterback,” Johnson said, via ESPNDallas.com. “You’ve got to win the ring to get it done. I think Romo can get it done. I love Tony Romo. . . . I believe it’s going to happen. I do.”

Johnson’s comments echo those of Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, the Super Bowl-winning Cowboys quarterbacks who have insisted that Romo is every bit the quarterback that they were.

Although Johnson, Aikman and Staubach won’t find a lot of fans who agree with them about Romo’s greatness, Johnson says that’s because Romo “catches more undeserved abuse” than any NFL player. Deserved or not, the abuse Romo takes is going to continue, unless he proves Johnson right.

107 responses to “Jimmy Johnson: Tony Romo is a great QB, will win a Super Bowl

  1. Tony Romo is a terrific regular season quarterback. Sort of like being the worlds tallest dwarf.

  2. Scott Fujita says he will play week 1
    Mike Wallace says he will be fine in game 1
    Jimmy Johnson say Romo will get a ring
    Rex Ryan guarantees his offense will be ok
    Jerry Jones’s cowboys he said will be giants

    WTF? shut upppppppppppppp everyone

  3. Tony Romo is good, not great like Brady or Brees, but really good.

    I believe all he needs is a defense to back him up. He plays very much like Favre, and I too can see him winning a championship. Just one though.. lol.

    He’s always been a very exciting player to watch! Always been a fan of Romo.

  4. I wonder if Jerry Jones is still giving these guys paychecks in exchange for their kind words about his investment in Romo. The test will be if Deion Sanders suddenly sees the light and declares that Romo is among the greats.

    As for me, I absolutely believe that Romo will one day win. And then he’ll turn off the power on his Xbox and prepare for a real-life game.

  5. I don’t care about the Cowboys one way or an other. Romo is a decent QB, but it’s really hard to imagine him winning a Super Bowl.

    I think this story says more about the absolute bunk that many of these modern-day commentators get away with.

    You can practically make any random, off-the-wall prediction and at the end of the day all it is is empty talk used to fill up time on the air.

    Say something meaningful for once!

  6. Let’s Be Real,Romo Or Cowboys Superbowl Hopes In General Have Came And Went..I Say Through 06-08 When He Had T.O. Still In The Prime Of His Career But No Jimmy Johnson,Those Flashy First Half Of The Season Stats Compared To Romo’s Big Games Say’s It All. He Just Can’t Get It Done When Everything Is On The Line..

  7. The only way that Tony Romo wins a Superbowl ring, Is if the Cowboys dump their HC Jason Garrett, surround Romo with the toughest Offensive Lineman in the league and keep him to a three step drop and limit his time holding the ball. What Tony Romo needs is a Head Coach like Chan Gailey in order to get the best out of him. Gailey has taken Quarterbacks with very little athleticism to extremely athletic qb’s and built the Offense around their strength’s. Jason Garrett is holding Romo back, he has gotta go.

  8. Jimmie – doesn’t really count if he gets it as some 38 year old, “veteran back up” who holds the clipboard.

    Romo is running out of time, not that he’s old, but he’s too old for the amount of improvement he needs.

  9. Haters Gonna hate. The fact is Tony room is a great quarterback. But he doesn’t play defense or o-line which has been the cowboys down fall in the playoffs. He certainly wasn’t the one letting balls bounce off his hands in the divisional round. Haters LOVE to talk trash but don’t realize superbowls aren’t won by the qb alone.

  10. itsmammoth says:
    Aug 29, 2012 5:20 PM
    Tony Romo is good, not great like Brady or Brees, but really good.
    =======================
    Doesn’t some of that lie more in their coaching staff choosing to cheat versus not?

    Last I checked, without cheating, there is a total of 0 Superbowl wins between the two.

  11. Somewhere in-between Jimmy Johnson saying Tony Romo will win a Super Bowl and Joe Namath saying the Yets care more about headlines than winning is probably about the right line to toe, IMHO.

  12. i believe him.. anyone that actuall watches football and understands the basics can easily see romo is true greatness.. just doesnt have the supporting cast as other elite q.b’s.. theres only 6 qb’s in the league with rings.. so every quarterback sucks then.. flacco, schaub, rivers, newton, ryan, palmer, cutler, stafford and many more must suck as bad cause they have no rings too

  13. Romo is a quality QB, but no Super Bowl’s for Dallas. They just do not have the team nor the ownership.

  14. Not without other playmakers a defense and an offensive line. Current best playmaker beats his mother..

  15. If only Romo had a top 5 D and a top 10 rushing game, he MIGHT win a second playoff game then

  16. I don’t see why not, he’s better than Ben and he has 2. All he needs is a great defense to carry him and some help from the refs and Romo would certainly get a ring.

  17. Yea, the guy whos over 30 with 1 career playoff win is gonna win 3 or 4 playoff games this year. Yep.

  18. If the Cowboys have a bad season, I doubt Romo will even be on the team next year…Jerry will need to really shake things up if the Cowboys are going to win the Super Bowl in August again next year!

  19. I have never seen such outpour of support (and love and affection) for a NFL player.
    If he’s that great why do Aikman, Staubach, Johnson need to come out and say it. Who’s next? Emmitt Smith?

    BTW, no matter who says otherwise, both Staubach and Aikman were much better QBs. They did not crumble under pressure (witness Romo’s 9-18 Dec record).

  20. Bob Griffin hasn’t even won a game that counts. Typical Skins fan…Remember Heath Schuler? How that Cooley thing going for all of you? Enjoy another awesome 6-10 season. Hail To The Douche Skins!

  21. cowboys haters are out strongg today or should i say romo haters…romo isnt the reason they will not win a superbowl if indeed they do not.. and for yall to say aikman an stabauch were that much better maybe they were but they were both surrounded by hall of famers…tony hasnt had a hall of fame receiver or running back like they did…an yes that does help u wana be football fans who are just bandwagon jumpers payton manning didnt win untill his 8th season?? maybe later….dan marino never did and he is a great qb..and romo dropping a snap on a feild goal is not choking he isnt a holder he is a qb people just wait and see douchhaabaggaas

  22. im happy we have romo as the cowboys qb..without him our seasons would be horrible to watch..but even if he was to win 1..2..or hell even 3 superbowls people would still rip him and say he isnt that good..i still meet people today that say aikman wasnt that good and he was lucky..so either you love the cowboys or you hate them

  23. olewize1 says:
    Aug 29, 2012 5:55 PM
    i believe him.. anyone that actuall watches football and understands the basics can easily see romo is true greatness.. just doesnt have the supporting cast as other elite q.b’s.. theres only 6 qb’s in the league with rings.. so every quarterback sucks then.. flacco, schaub, rivers, newton, ryan, palmer, cutler, stafford and many more must suck as bad cause they have no rings too
    ——-
    I don’t know about these other guys. But, I’m pretty sure they don’t have alums running around saying that they will win the Super Bowl one day.

  24. Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Warren Moon, etc., etc. Good luck Tony, but there are many QBs who never won a ring who you will never be able to hold a candle too.

  25. A great quarterback can’t win a SB. When I was a kid I idolize Archie Manning and watched him when he was at Ole Miss. He was a GREAT quarterback, but he spent his NFL career flat on his back. Football is the ultimate American team sport. Usually a team wins a SB with some balance.

    It’s not fair to say Romo can or cannot win a SB. I think it’s fair though to say that he’s good enough of a QB to be part of a SB Champion team.

  26. haters…what do they do?

    A Superbowl wouldn’t make one bit of difference. People would still say he got lucky or the other team beat itself.

    Just like they still say he sucks in December even tho he has thrown 15 tD’s and one int in December since 2009.

    Who cares what people choose to believe?

  27. “I’m not surprised that the classy Jimmy Johnson said this about Romo. However I can gurantee you if he were still coaching, Romo would not be his QB.”

    No you can’t. Why wouldn’t Romo be the starting QB?

  28. ronaldmexico7 says: Aug 29, 2012 7:06 PM

    “Bob Griffin hasn’t even won a game that counts. Typical Skins fan…Remember Heath Schuler?”

    And basically every other QB they’ve drafted in Bob’s lifetime.

  29. Think i liked football better without all the info. Who cares what jimmy thinks? Who really cares about facebook? Who really cares? Lets play football and drink beer!

  30. Even though Romo has shown himself to be mistake-prone at critical times in games, he is carrying this team and they would look almost as bad as the Colts without him.

  31. Tony Romo is the Lebron James of football….great player and will always be hated on by a bunch of folks. You got it Tony let’s go bubba!

  32. “I’m not surprised that the classy Jimmy Johnson said this about Romo. However I can gurantee you if he were still coaching, Romo would not be his QB.”

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    Yet somehow Aikman remained QB after his first three years racked up 31 TD’s and 46 interceptions.

  33. Romo is great. Has he made his mistakes, sure; some grave mistakes. That doesn’t define a career. He is some playoff wins away from being elite. Having said that… there are waaaay more great QBs than there are Super Bowl winning QBs. The team around the QB is just as responsible as the QB for achieving that ring.

  34. @capitaloffense

    TRuth! John Elway , as good as he was, finally won when he got Terrell Davis and a running game.

    Aikman was a very average QB,who had a great D and running game and O line.

    Trent dilfer and Mark Rypien won Super Bowls.Rypien twice!

  35. Romo is great in the regular season, but once the playoffs come and the butt checks pucker disaster is sure to follow…sorry Cowboy fans you know I speak the truth.

  36. Plus he still needs a coach to bring discipline to the team and the individual players. I’ve never been a fan of Garrett and Jerry sucks as a coach and GM. *(in my previous post “one” should have been “won”)*

  37. I think it is pretty clear that in the regular season Romo is consistently a top 10 QB but until I see more out of him in the playoffs I will have to reserve judgement on if he is great. But he is good enough to win a SB on a great team, or even just a good one.
    And as a Cowboys fan, Cowboys have NOT been good for years…

  38. BREAKING

    Tom Coughlin treated for extended fit of uncontrollable laughter. “Someone told him about Jimmy Johnson’s Romo comments,” said Eli Manning, “and Coach Coughlin just lost it. “

  39. dear JJ; you must have your coif to tight.tony the turnover is a great stats qb, but when the chips are down, he folds up like a cheap tent. talk is cheap and proof is in the playoff W’s. i can see him being traded after a 7-9 season this year.what the boys really need is an actual GM.

  40. I think Tony Romo is the only QB in the league that receives this type of “praise”. One could argue maybe Mike Vick; but you never see these types of posts about anyone else.

    If Romo is so great (and I get it, you need good players surrounding a good QB to do anything great in this league), why does he fail to do anything with his greatness year in and year out. Nobody really takes him seriously.

    And the Cowboys suck.

  41. Romo is a great QB between the 20s. You get him into the red zone and nothing happens. Don’t know if it’s him, the coaches, or the surrounding players or a combination but the team seems to choke down there everytime.

  42. Has Jimmy gone mad? Romo is an average QB on a bad team. Where does this Americas Team come from? The Cow Boys aren’t anyones team, but Texas maybe, and now Texas is split because Huston is much better than them. Romo sucks, the Cow Boys suck, and Texas sucks too. Only thing in Texas is steers and queers, so Texans what are you?

  43. Jerry Jones is the joke of the NFL. I guess he has the money so he can run his team his way, but the NFL should step in and make him invisible because what he does is bad for football. Jerry knows as much about football as his left shoe know about flying. He makes the NFL a joke to play on the Cow Boys.

  44. Romo seems to be a pretty nice guy when all is said and done and I wish him well.

    But, lets face it, Jimmy Johnson is is a first class AH!

  45. I’m a Giants fan, and a Colts fan mostly. But…

    I actually think Romo is a great QB. Yeah, he embarassed himself, but he got back up, and kept gunning. Takes a tough person to do that.

    However, he plays in probably the toughest division in the NFL in terms of pass-rushing and his defense was brutal on 3rd down over the last few years.

    I don’t think he’s going to be winning any Superbowls so long as he’s in such a tough division.

    That means less opportunities for him, and much more pressure from defenses.

  46. To be great in the NFC East you have to be unstoppable in stretches. Dallas could be that, with Dez Bryant and Marco Coleman at RB.

    I don’t think they’re playing consistently enough to be unstoppable, however. Romo takes part of the blame and part of the credit here.

    It takes the whole team to get to the big one.

  47. Tony Romo hasn’t won multiple Super Bowls?

    From the way sports media gushes over him, you’d think Romo has already guided that team to a couple of Super Bowl wins.

    I want him on my fantasy team, but I wouldn’t want him on my real team at winning time.

    As for Jimmy Johnson, he knows football and is a brilliant mind period. However, I remember him picking the Dolphins to win the Super Bowl; then seeing him take over that team when Miami failed to meet the expectations he in part helped create. Perhaps there’s an ulterior motive there.

  48. ROTFL, SMH, LMFAO, Romo is an absolute scrub, he’s surrounded by all this talent and can’t do diddly squat, his like that #7 in Philly, never going to win a SB, HE IS SOFTCUPS, look at his face, you can see he’s no leader at all. GO PLAY GOLF BUM.

  49. bittersportspills says:Sep 1, 2012 9:45 PM

    Tony Romo hasn’t won multiple Super Bowls?

    From the way sports media gushes over him, you’d think Romo has already guided that team to a couple of Super Bowl wins.
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    What sports media have you been watching? All the media does is hate on this guy. He has the #2 all time passer rating and you blame the cowboys shortcomings on him? I never knew Romo played defense. Learn football first before you comment.

  50. 4 all u haters, tony romo will b this year’s NFL MVP, mark it down, U heard it here first Florio, the cowboys will win the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 2013. It doesn’t matter who the AFC representative is the cowboys will defeat them handily. Also the cowboys will be the first team to beat a Super Bowl champ on openning nite, the cowboys 31 the midgets 17. This year Jerry Jones an Tony Romo will finally bring home the Lombardi Trophy where it belongs in Dallas, TX. Go Cowboys Super Bowl Bound!!

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