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Brett Favre: Don’t blame Tony Romo for lack of playoff wins

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When Tony Romo received a $25 million signing bonus as part of a new contract that guarantees him $55 million, a common question was: How can Jerry Jones justify giving a quarterback with one playoff win that much money?

But one retired quarterback who has a lot of playoff wins, Brett Favre, says Romo does not deserve the blame for the Cowboys’ lack of postseason success.

It’s the ultimate team sport,” Favre said at an event in Dallas today, via the Dallas Morning News. “I think it’s misleading to say that a quarterback has wins and losses and say he was a part of one playoff victory. I think there are a lot of factors that go into the success of not only Tony Romo but any player. Just what little bit I’ve watched the last couple of years, it seems like they were a little bit in disarray offensively. I thought he did a good job, from what I saw, of managing and making plays. Does that get you in trouble sometimes when you try to do too much? Sure it does. But I think I’d rather have a guy who’s willing to take those chances.”

Favre acknowledged that Romo (who tied his career high with 19 interceptions last season) sometimes plays recklessly. But he said that’s usually the result of having to do too much because the Cowboys are struggling.

“I like the way he plays,” Favre said. “I think there’s times that he’s made plays or decisions that were bad. But I think based on how the team has played or the way that the game has gone, for the most part, has kind of dictated the way his decision-making has played into it.”

Favre is right that football is a team game, and that quarterbacks often get too much credit for wins and too much blame for losses. But the reality is that Romo’s contract is the kind of contract a team gives its quarterback because it believes it can contend for a Super Bowl right now. And if Romo and the Cowboys don’t contend for a Super Bowl, the decision to give Romo that contract will look like an expensive mistake.

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  1. stevenray72 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    Ok! We will blame Jerry.

  2. truthfactory says: Apr 12, 2013 5:31 PM

    Lets make a rule right now: anyone who starts criticizing the Cowboys for keeping Romo- you must include who they should have realistically gotten instead (either this draft or a trade).

    He may not be Manning, Brady, Rodgers, or Brees level, but he’s on the next tier just below them. Not all playoff wins or losses are a direct reflection of QB play. Tom Brady threw 3 Ints in the 2007 AFC Championship game, but his TEAM still won the game and got them into the Superbowl.

    Romo’s not “elite”- but he’s not mark Sanchez either.

  3. bullcharger says: Apr 12, 2013 5:32 PM

    Romo has to get a few playoff wins under his belt to get rid of the stigma from that botched field goal so many years ago. He may even have to win a Super Bowl to do it.

    Until then he will be the guy that can’t deliver when it counts.

    Think of what people thought of Eli before 2007 and then after. It’s a dramatic change if a player can get over the hump.

  4. greenejoemean says: Apr 12, 2013 5:33 PM

    He must throw some awesome parties because none of his peers seem to ever say anything bad about him.

  5. dalucks says: Apr 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    Quarterbacks want all the money without any of the responsibility.
    The true divas in pro sports. They sure come out of the closet to protect each other.

  6. malkinrulez says: Apr 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    Romo is Favre without the rocket arm

  7. eaglesnd18 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    He dropped the hold against the Seahawks. Case closed.

  8. bspurloc says: Apr 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    no actually Romo is the leader and when the leader sits on the field crying he loses respect of the team mates and the world….

  9. toocooljoecool says: Apr 12, 2013 5:35 PM

    Just blame him that one time when he messed up the field goal snap

  10. austinoxford says: Apr 12, 2013 5:35 PM

    Probably one of the better assessments of Tony Romo. And who better to give that assessment than the man who Romo tries to emulate. Favre should know about playoffs and early career failure (if i remember correctly, Dallas eliminated him from quite few games at Texas Stadium). He was 2-2 through his first 4 games. Romo is 1-3. A one game differential. As for the last statement; Romo is the only way Dallas has a chance to win games this year, next year, or the following year.

  11. Wisconsin77 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:36 PM

    “But he said that’s usually the result of having to do too much because the Cowboys are struggling.”

    Favre hit the nail on the head with that statement, he know this all too well from experience. Favre has had some bad playoff games, but what people forget or tend to overlook is how bad the rest of the team played, forcing Favre to do things that got him in trouble.

    The first home playoff loss in Green Bay history against Atlanta, what people forget is that the Packer defense and special teams gave up 21 points to the Falcons in the first 16 min of the game. Nobody had an answer for Vick scrambling.

    People talk about Favre’s INT in the playoff loss against Philly in 03, but it should have never gotten to that point if it weren’t for a 4th and 26 conversion by philly and a spinless move by Sherman to punt the ball instead of going for it on 4th and short with less then 2 min left.

    And finally the Giants game in GB back in 08. The Pack had no running game and the defense couldn’t stop Jacobs and Burrus, allowing the Giants to gain 24 first downs and get a 2-1 TOP advantage. The Giants had the ball for the first 8 minutes of the second half, ending in a TD. That is ridiculous. And that same off season, Brady, Romo, and Garcia did no better against that Giants D in much warmer and controlled conditions.

    I am not saying that Favre contributed to those losses, because he did just like the rest of the team. But those teams were nowhere close to being Superbowl caliber, they were playing above their potential and it got exposed in the playoffs (as often happens with teams that have a Franchise QB).

  12. squared80 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    When is the last time anyone not named John Madden cared what Brett Favre had to say about anything.

    P.S. Romo wilts in big games.

  13. stersarepigs says: Apr 12, 2013 5:38 PM

    Thanks Brett. And I bet Packer fans agree you know everything there is to know about losing playoff games single-handily. Viking Fans also.

  14. bobbob1eye says: Apr 12, 2013 5:38 PM

    Not sure if it’s the “Ultimate” team sport. The QB is probably the most important position on a team of any sport. Romo can shoulder a lot of the blame.

  15. tiggerblood says: Apr 12, 2013 5:39 PM

    Blame the whole organization From top to bottom, Jimmiy Johnson said it best”The Country Club attitude must stop.” I mean c’mon the new team bus is just ridiculous and when traveling for road games they stay at the Ritz! Get a school bus and stay at an Econo Lodge LOL

  16. myasylum11 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:41 PM

    See, Brett even knows Romo is Farve Jr.

  17. strokeytheclown says: Apr 12, 2013 5:42 PM

    For once, I agree with Favre. Not only that, but it’s nice to see him doing something to help out someone other than himself!

  18. thehatefulnerd says: Apr 12, 2013 5:44 PM

    In the playoffs, I’d take Romo over Favre. LOL

  19. theclaim says: Apr 12, 2013 5:47 PM

    As a Redskins fan I think Romo gets too much blame for The Boys shortcomings. Dez is a RAW talent that made some GREAT catches last year but also dropped some KEY passes. No RB last season, Felix did OK. Too many big plays allowed by the D. Doug needs to be FREED. You can’t put that ALL on Tony. Not to mention the NFC East is no joke. THE GIANTS, REDSKINS EAGLES AND COWBOYS are all teams no one wants to see on their schedule. These teams perennially beat each other up INSIDE the division. If you finish 10-6 or better in this division you have done well. Keep your chin up Romo. You have my respect. HTTR

  20. bookofelisha says: Apr 12, 2013 5:48 PM

    tony romo let the game tying EP slip between his hands as he ran towards the endzone got tackled and lost the game for his team.. I def blame him for that one.. no excuse but romo

  21. dennisatunity says: Apr 12, 2013 5:48 PM

    Here is the problem with Favre’s comments. if he’s right, that this is the ultimate team sport and Romo doesn’t deserve the blame for the losses, then it’s the ultimate team sport and he also doesn’t deserve a $25 million dollar bonus. That should be divided among the team. You can’t have it both ways. If he deserves a massive amount of the team’s salary cap, he bears the responsibility and gets the blame.

  22. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    Favre is right, which shouldn’t be surprising. He is the smartest quarterback ever to play the game. At least prior to Gabbert.

  23. blacknole08 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    Sorry Favre, but you are wrong.

    Romo’s play was to blame for their 3 losses against NFC East teams (PHI ’08, NYG ’11, WAS ’12) that could have potentially put the Cowboys in the playoffs. Those were basically playoff games. Add 3 more losses to his playoff record.

    And let’s not forget the bobbled snap in his first playoff game that the Boys should have won.

  24. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 12, 2013 5:53 PM

    Romo is adequate and I don’t blame him. I only blame Jerry. He’s the man at the top and the Cowboys could have won the SB several times by now in the last few years if it wasn’t for his specific choices that derailed the team from ascending. He took a wrong turn and now he is lost.

  25. jjb0811 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:53 PM

    As the all time leader in both regular and post seasons interceptions, Farve really shouldn’t be quoted on competent QB play…Then again Gruden was a head coach for 10 years and could’t ever draft and develop one QB and he has his own special on QB’s. Guess we’re stuck with overrated talent blabbing in front of microphones.

  26. iceicebaby32 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:54 PM

    Finally. Someone who gets it. Tony isn’t without blame, but seriously, did you see the band of misfits Dallas was running out there on Defense?

    No depth is killing the Cowboys.

  27. chief67 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:55 PM

    Wait , I thought the QB got all the credit for a win as well as a loss ?

  28. blacknole08 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:56 PM

    I will say this about Romo though — before he was the starter the Cowboys had struggled to find a QB to replace Aikman.

    Think back to the QB play in Dallas after Aikman retired and before Romo became the starter.

    Romo isn’t elite, although he could be, but you can’t deny the fact that he is a franchise QB. I would not have given him all that money, but a franchise QB is hard to come buy, and every other team is locking their guy up for more years.

  29. fastspecv says: Apr 12, 2013 6:00 PM

    Favre is spot on. If the defense would do their job Romo wouldn’t have to worry about bailing the “team” out by having to throw it all over the place. Between his Swiss cheese line and the most obvious play calling out there the dude is literally out there on an island by himself half the time.

  30. seabreezes51 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:03 PM

    Romo’s problem is that he chokes. That’s it… He chokes.
    Until he beats that he’s gonna be the butt of jokes.

  31. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:05 PM

    “It’s the ultimate team sport,” Favre said at an event in Dallas today, via the Dallas Morning News.

    Hilarious. Favre had has his own wing in the locker room away from all the other players. Favre had coach Chili chauffeur him from the airport. Favre was incredibly needy, and required constant coddling. It’s a shame he didn’t realize that football was a team sport back in his playing days.

  32. bigblue5611 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:06 PM

    Romo is only QB in history who is not allowed to be judged by playoff wins even though he just got a huge contract. Don’t you dare blame Tony it’s everyone else’s fault-it’s simply the Coaching, OLine and defenses fault when they lose. And also know any game they win its because Romo is superman

  33. Sideline Mob says: Apr 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    Check out Brett Favre using the classic “Don’t hate the player, hate the game” defense. Pretty slick, #4.

  34. db105 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    For those of you that oversimplify things with “stats” like QB playoff wins I have a QB that you might like. How about Mark Sanchez?

  35. matzahballz says: Apr 12, 2013 6:09 PM

    What do we have to do to just make Favre go away for ever???!

  36. matzahballz says: Apr 12, 2013 6:10 PM

    What do we have to do to make Favre go away for ever?!

  37. jjbadd385 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:12 PM

    To all those who insult Favre for his opinion, I think he is right this time. Im a Bronco fan with no reason to defend Favre or Romo, except that as a football fan 1st, Favre was one of the most competitive players EVER, and did an amazing job staying healthy in a league where it is hard to do so for a QB, and darn near impossible to do it as long as he did. I for one will respect his opinion on the matter and I tend to agree that Dallas’ problem goes a bit farther than ROMO.

  38. thisonesforpat says: Apr 12, 2013 6:12 PM

    All joking aside, “…takes chances, disarray offensively….Does that get you in trouble sometimes when you try to do too much? Sure it does. But I think I’d rather have a guy who’s willing to take those chances…I like the way he plays,” Favre said. “I think there’s times that he’s made plays or decisions that were bad. But I think based on how the team has played or the way that the game has gone, for the most part, has kind of dictated the way his decision-making has played into it.”

    HE’S TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF!

  39. themars211 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:13 PM

    For what its worth the qb position will continue to get the lionshare of the credit for wins and blame for losses as long as there salaries take up so much of there teams salary cap structure…….see Joe Flaco

  40. zoellner25 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:14 PM

    “I think it’s misleading to say that a quarterback has wins and losses and say he was a part of one playoff victory.” ….Translation: it wasn’t my fault I threw a ton of playoff interceptions in GB and lost games almost single-handedly. Go Away Brent!

  41. prmpft says: Apr 12, 2013 6:19 PM

    Brett – just keep cuttin’ grass & coachin’ FB – your decision-making process was moved into serious question – Romo is NOT elite, will NEVER be elite, and should not be DEFENDED as elite. While admirable to keep trying FOREVER – you have to leave more than he’s leaving behind!

  42. firestarter0728 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:23 PM

    Who’s Favre really trying to defend? Romo…..or himself?

  43. koolrepetoire says: Apr 12, 2013 6:29 PM

    I too am a Redskins fan who respects Romo, I’ve argued he’s better than Eli, he’s undrafted, all that but…. the last 2 years the NFC East Title has come down to the last game of the season & Dallas has lost both games & you think about what did Romo do to lead the team to get that win? Is he enough of a leader to inspire the Defense to get the ball back for him to lead them to victory? IDK. Does have a healthy, consistent RB to take the pressure off? No. Murray & Jones were/are oft-injured. Even his WR corps isn’t healthy. He has Witten & the emerging Bryant. Austin since his breakout year is….. aight? Ware is right though.

  44. tonyc920 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:31 PM

    This is totally awesome ! I love seeing the anger and pain the Dallas fans are suffering through. It would have been even better had they traded Romo and then see Dallas go 3 – 13 next year. Cowboys fans must be the worst in the league. If you can’t win every game, they go off on their team like it’s end of the world. Yes Cowboys fans, the sky is falling.

  45. Getoffmylawn! says: Apr 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    Ok, we will only blame him for the botched hold in his only playoff game (that he lost). Too bad his team isn’t good enough to get into the playoffs in the first place. Then we could compare his playoff losses to Favre’s playoff losses.
    Don’t think we will ever be able to compare their wins though.

  46. dennisatunity says: Apr 12, 2013 6:50 PM

    Level of compensation and level of responsibility for wins and losses should bear some resemblance to each other. The Quarterback Club says, “Pay us 10-20% of the salary cap but share accountability equally among everyone on the team.” How preposterous!

  47. bgm9876 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:05 PM

    we will blame the head coach and jerry. the cowboys are like a comedy .

  48. guyljr says: Apr 12, 2013 7:09 PM

    Everyone dogs Romo for lack of playoff wins….. Take Romo out of the line up the last 5 years and they don’t have a playoff appearance. Most likely don’t win more than 5 games.

  49. speedlimit41 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    Farve is right,get Romo a decent run game and defense and he can win in this watered down NFL.

  50. guyljr says: Apr 12, 2013 7:16 PM

    “Sorry Favre, but you are wrong.

    Romo’s play was to blame for their 3 losses against NFC East teams (PHI ’08, NYG ’11, WAS ’12) that could have potentially put the Cowboys in the playoffs. Those were basically playoff games. Add 3 more losses to his playoff record.

    And let’s not forget the bobbled snap in his first playoff game that the Boys should have won.”

    I remember Romo putting on a show two weeks straight at the end of the ’08 season and wild card weekend against the shegals…. I was at both games

  51. fxg0201 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:21 PM

    Word in Dallas is Jerry banged Romos wife and he has the tape. This was hush money

  52. bert1913 says: Apr 12, 2013 7:44 PM

    brett misread romo’s playoff stats, some how he thought that int stood for touchdowns.

  53. dickjagger says: Apr 12, 2013 8:03 PM

    Oh be quiet, Favre! I’m so tired of seeing people defend this guy its stupid. When the game is in his hands(or on the line) he screws it up! Other QB’s have gotten flamed by the media for doing more but not this guy. I’d take one of those young guys like Kapernick,RG3, or Wilson cause they have shown more in one season than that Clown Romo has.. Dallas is so over-hyped its ridiculous! Every year they get talked about as a Super Bowl contender when their talent level is “Good” at best. If I were a cowboys fan the best two things I could hope for with that team is a new owner,Quarterback and head coach. Until that happens that team is doomed to fail.

  54. thetooloftools says: Apr 12, 2013 8:22 PM

    Whom else but Dallas would have given Romo that type of $?
    I welcome your thoughts.

  55. farvite says: Apr 12, 2013 8:23 PM

    Somewhere, Jimmy Johnson is laughing.

  56. watchdawg1103 says: Apr 12, 2013 8:29 PM

    Brett is right. Look at the last few years. Our defense has been awful besides the Giants opener last year. We have no running game with Murray always injured and no capable back up. Can’ t keep Austin on the field to take double teams off Dez, and our OL..well…no comment needed. Romo is either running for his life and forcing it to players or throwing too much. Put the ball up in the air 50 times a game a good defense applying pressure up front will pick off those passes no matter who is throwing. Besides…who was available better than Romo this year. Yes he makes some poor reads that contribute to his picks, but if we has a strong line to protect him he will do a lot better.

  57. CP says: Apr 12, 2013 8:30 PM

    Hmmm… lemme get this straight, Tony Romo is soooo much better than any other option out there, that the Cowboys HAD to marry him for the next 5 years?

    Really? NO other option can beat 8-8 and no playoffs? You’re sure about that? What standard have you Cowboys fans sunk to?

    Just askin’…

  58. ken49ers says: Apr 12, 2013 8:49 PM

    A loser defending a fellow loser.

  59. cowboysfaninpatriotsland says: Apr 12, 2013 8:53 PM

    Let’s not pretend that Jerry hasn’t made some huge mistakes. Letting Jimmy leave the building was the biggest. But he’s followed that by thinking Garrett can actually bring a Super Bowl Trophy to Dallas.

    Read Jerry’s book and you’ll understand why the 13 – 3 team Bill Parcells left there had no chance of true success.

  60. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 12, 2013 9:14 PM

    Favre admits to watching only a little bit of football the last couple years so his opinion doesn’t count for much.

    Evidently Favre missed the Bears prime time game and the game with the Redskins at the end of the season.

  61. rodeoclownclint24 says: Apr 12, 2013 9:22 PM

    i love how everyone is saying how the cowboys have no chance and are the worst team in the division yet they are the only team in the division to be one win away from the playoffs two years in a row…where were the eagles and redskins 2 years ago? where were the giants and eagles last year..not playing for a chance to make the playoffs the cowboys arent going to go backwards they will be better this year

  62. rodeoclownclint24 says: Apr 12, 2013 9:27 PM

    lol CP is a retard and doesnt know football obviously name us a better option than can run for his life and still make the plays he does…just asking

  63. wludford says: Apr 12, 2013 9:30 PM

    Brett has a soft spot for QBs like himself that are INT-prone.

  64. MichaelWrites says: Apr 12, 2013 9:41 PM

    Tebow has more playoff wins than Romo.

  65. CP says: Apr 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    Like a friend of mine said. Cowboys need a team with at LEAST 14 Pro Bowlers around Tony Romo.

    Because obviously 13 wasn’t enough a few years ago.

  66. toolkien says: Apr 12, 2013 9:45 PM

    Wisconsin77-

    Some facts-

    1) In the last 13 years, the team that wins the turnover margin in the playoffs has won the championship 10 times, the team that came in 2nd in playoff turnover margin won it the remaining three.

    2) From 1998-2007, the Packers had the 4th best record in football, the best in the NFC. Over that same span, against playoff caliber teams played in the regular season, the Packers had the 2nd best record – second only to New England.

    3) In six playoff runs over those ten years (1998-2007) the Packers washed out at some point. In those washout games, the Packers turned the ball over 24 times, of which FAVRE was responsible for 19.

    Conclusion- Yes, while in SOME of those washouts the remainder of the team, at times, was to blame, Favre remains front and center in the biggest cause for losing in single elimination. And to add punctuation to that Favre was responsible for 3 of the 5 turnovers in the NFC championship loss for the Vikings in 2009 (bringing the break down to 22 out of 29 turnovers in 7 playoff washouts on Favre versus the remainder of the team). At some point you have to look at the constant (Favre) versus the changing variable (three different sub-generation of Packers teams – the end of the ’95-’98 era, the ’01-’04 era, and the beginning of the ’07-’12 era – and an entirely different team in the Vikings). All those teams had, generally, fine regular season success and painful post season success. Again with Favre responsible for 22 (or over 3 per game) turnovers. There’s only so much blame that can get transferred for a sudden collapse between the regular season and the post season. Favre simply did not handle the pressure. He would return to his radically mediocre 1993-esque from when single elimination time came around.

  67. gaggee says: Apr 12, 2013 9:47 PM

    Seriously,

    I wish someone would make a mistake on me, like the one Jerry supposedly made on Romo. Anyone who has worked for a living knows that if one has a job where one has to be “perfect” all of the time, they are bound to make poor decisions sooner or later. Romo is actually a great quarterback, who can read defenses really well. I have seen some of the game tapes, and his reads are almost all of the time right on. Is it his fault if Dez runs the wrong route, or Austin or anyone? The big thing is, is Romo should spend more time with his receivers in the off season, just to get to know their nuances. It wouldn’t even have to be every off season. Take a look at Eli and Peyton for an example, Tony. That is the only thing Romo needs to learn to get to the next level.

  68. strokeytheclown says: Apr 12, 2013 10:09 PM

    Peyton Manning had rep as a choker well before Romo came along. Shut up already!

  69. hater79 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:16 PM

    Farve said this because Romo has texts of his wang to blackmail him with.

  70. jwschee says: Apr 12, 2013 10:16 PM

    thetooloftools says:
    Apr 12, 2013 8:22 PM
    Whom else but Dallas would have given Romo that type of $?
    I welcome your thoughts.
    >>

    Let’s see –

    Arizona- How many QBs have they gone through since Kurt Warner retired just a few years ago?

    Minnesota – With AP and that D, Romo would be a huge upgrade over Ponder(and with AP wouldn’t have to throw the ball 60 times a game) and thhey would be Super Bowl contenders.

    Miami – How long ago was it since Dan Marino retired? Miami sort of proves the case of when you have even just a decent QB that you try to keep them as long as possible.

    St Louis – I liked Bradford out of college, but the guy can’t stay healthy enough to have a read on.

    Detrioit – Possibly? I like Stafford. but he’s had even less success than Romo. (playoff or regular season)

    Cleveland – Weedon”s just a few years younger than Romo and was a rookie.

    Ny Jets- Sanchez and Tebow, enough said?

    Kansas City – Mat Cassel turned one good regular season on a great team, into years of stealing money.

    Philadelphia – Dream Team was just that a dream. Romo is not the PR nightmare of Vick.

    Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Tennesee. Heck cases could even be made for San Diego and Chicago.

    Is Romo overpaid? Sure, all athletes are pretty much overpaid. Yet there are a lot of teams in a QB hungry, some starving, league that would have paid big $ for him

  71. jwschee says: Apr 12, 2013 10:20 PM

    thetooloftools says:
    Apr 12, 2013 8:22 PM
    Whom else but Dallas would have given Romo that type of $?
    I welcome your thoughts.
    >>

    Let’s see –

    Arizona- How many QBs have they gone through since Kurt Warner retired just a few years ago?

    Minnesota – With AP and that D, Romo would be a huge upgrade over Ponder(and with AP wouldn’t have to throw the ball 60 times a game) and thhey would be Super Bowl contenders.

    Miami – How long ago was it since Dan Marino retired? Miami sort of proves the case of when you have even just a decent QB that you try to keep them as long as possible.

    St Louis – I liked Bradford out of college, but the guy can’t stay healthy enough to have a read on.

    Detrioit – Possibly? I like Stafford. but he’s had even less success than Romo. (playoff or regular season)

    Cleveland – Weedon”s just a few years younger than Romo and was a rookie.

    Ny Jets- Sanchez and Tebow, enough said?

    Kansas City – Mat Cassel turned one good regular season on a great team, into years of stealing money.

    Philadelphia – Dream Team was just that a dream. Romo is not the PR nightmare of Vick.

    Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Tennesee. Heck cases could even be made for San Diego and Chicago.

    Is Romo overpaid? Sure, all athletes are pretty much overpaid. Yet there are a lot of teams in a QB hungry, some team starving, league that would have paid big $ for him

  72. ericn42000 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:23 PM

    Give Romo a break this guy is a competitor! Maybe he did get paid a lot of $$$ but people wanna criticize him for that because they are jealous that they don’t have that much$$$!! Give him a better run game, fix the O line, and a dominate D he could certainly win a Super Bowl!! #cowboynation

  73. rmal83 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:34 PM

    Go Cowboys!!!

  74. jalonzobateman22 says: Apr 12, 2013 10:37 PM

    They could have gotten Vince Young to replace Tony Romo after his contract is over. I just don’t think that Dallas is the place for Romo. Tes he has put up numbers and records……but winning seems to be the issue so letting him go to another team may help him.

  75. greatestgamensports says: Apr 12, 2013 10:43 PM

    @theclaim
    It’s nice to see some respect from a fan of a division rival, you sir have my respect and look forward to seeing the boys and redskins lock horns this year!

  76. youcantmakemepickausername says: Apr 12, 2013 10:49 PM

    I remember Romo putting on a show two weeks straight at the end of the ’08 season and wild card weekend against the shegals…. I was at both games
    ————————————————

    @guyljr,

    You’re right, Romo put on QUITE a show in the last game of the ’08 regular season against the Eagles. I’m sure Brian Dawkins would agree. 44-6. Seriously guy, google is your friend, especially since your own memory doesn’t seem to serve you too well.

  77. greatestgamensports says: Apr 12, 2013 10:58 PM

    Mark my words ROMO WILL take Dallas to the SB and ROMO and company WILL win their 6th ring!

  78. dcsuperfan says: Apr 12, 2013 11:20 PM

    Dallas fans that hate Romo and want him out of town on the first thing smoking make me shake my head. Remember where you were before Romo? Eagles fans were the same way with McNabb. A guy comes in and instantly makes you a contender after years of losing, yet if he doesn’t win the Super Bowl in his first four years you get amnesia and act like he’s the one holding you back??? I actually heard a couple friends who are Dallas fans saying they hope they tank for Manziell and get rid of Romo, and Manziell will make RG3 look like a joke. SMH…As a REDSKINS fanatic, I hate Romo, don’t get confused. But I kinda feel bad for the guy having to deal with that ignorant fanbase. RG3 is lucky to have ONE OF the most loyal and supportive fanbases in the league. HTTR!

  79. dcsuperfan says: Apr 12, 2013 11:26 PM

    P.S. I’m not hating on Johnny Football, I think he’s awesome. I’m just saying that #1, Romo is not really their problem. Their supporting cast, sense of entitlement, lack of heart and chemistry, and the fact that they fired the wrong coach are. Take it from a ‘Skins fan who’s been through it. And #2, NOBODY can make RG3 look like a joke, if you’re being objective (not a hater/troll) you know he’s got the talent and intangibles to be as good as any QB in NFL history even if he loses a step.

  80. bigbadal21 says: Apr 12, 2013 11:30 PM

    “But the reality is that Romo’s contract is the kind of contract a team gives its quarterback because it believes it can contend for a Super Bowl right now.”

    This is just out and out Bullpucky. The guaranteed money is kind of high but not the contract. At least half the teams in the NFL would be better if Romo was their qb. Lots of lesser qbs are making more and will make more on their next contract.

  81. billsfan1 says: Apr 12, 2013 11:34 PM

    Give him a better run game, fix the O line, and a dominate D he could certainly win a Super Bowl!

    What nfl starting qb couldnt win a super bowl with all of that?

    His record during the reg season is what? 38-17? thats damn good.

    so he has obviously been on some decent teams. If he had been on Clevelands or the BIlls i could see all the defenders protecting him but you go 38-17 in reg season but 1-3 in playoffs? He is defenitely struggling when big games count..

    But Cowboys fans want to give him all the credit for those wins but none of the blame for those losses? cant be both ways..
    that being said, id want him on my team after seeing what ive seen the past 12 years

  82. axespray says: Apr 12, 2013 11:36 PM

    Romo has the same problem that Favre had during the Sherman years – an Awful GM….

    If we had a good GM in the early 2000s, Favre would’ve won more superbowls – had Ted or even Reggie McKenzie been made GM after Ron retired – ugh! ….. C’mon Man – Give me a Time Machine!

  83. iamthorny says: Apr 12, 2013 11:43 PM

    Anyone who has studied Brett Favre long enough realizes that Brett was only using Tony as an example to point back to Brett’s own perceived greatness. Speaking to Tony’s recklessness as nothing but an overall team weakness, he was merely saying all those crazy stupid picks he threw weren’t a function of Brett making stupid decisions, rather the overall shortcomings in the team were the justification for them.

    Brett could never be to blame for anything even in retirement.

  84. markpackman says: Apr 13, 2013 12:44 AM

    And we are supposed to care what Favre thinks because…???

  85. vgferenzi says: Apr 13, 2013 1:47 AM

    I agree with the premise, but it’s hard to swallow it from Favre when he end his teams’ season by throwing a game ending interception more times than any QB in history.

  86. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Apr 13, 2013 2:38 AM

    If you build it, they will come. Pay the man like the best quarterback in the league, and he’ll turn into one.

  87. wolfmanpatriot says: Apr 13, 2013 3:01 AM

    Maybe he did get paid a lot of $$$ but people wanna criticize him for that because they are jealous that they don’t have that much$$$!! Give him a better run game, fix the O line, and a dominate D he could certainly win a Super Bowl!! #cowboynation
    =====================

    With what? Jerry got WIC vouchers he’s been hoarding?

  88. purplekobra69 says: Apr 13, 2013 3:59 AM

    He’s the quarterback. The one position that makes a franchise.

  89. nobreak1269 says: Apr 13, 2013 6:36 AM

    Favre KNOWS he is LYING about Romo-he just wants his name in the news. BARF!!

  90. nobreak1269 says: Apr 13, 2013 6:38 AM

    Are Favre and Sherman related?Seems like both are annoying attention craving babies.

  91. nobreak1269 says: Apr 13, 2013 6:46 AM

    I would take Favre over Romo in the playoffs-but take Romo over Peyton in the playoffs.Peyton chokes big time in big games-with a one season exception.

  92. mungman69 says: Apr 13, 2013 6:47 AM

    The NFC east is weak this year so Tony, here’s tour chance.

  93. whatjusthapped says: Apr 13, 2013 7:36 AM

    When it comes to commenting on playoff wins and losses by a QB, I don’t know if Romo wants his spokesperson to be one of the biggest playoff choke artists in recent history.

    Favre had a terrible playoff run after his two Superbowl appearances. 6 INT’s in the playoffs against the Rams, the OT INT vs. the Giants, and his worst INT in his career came as a Viking vs. the Saints.

    So for Favre to call it the ultimate team game seems disingenuous as well as his own personal attempt at revisionist history. Do us all a favor and just shut up and go back to watching Buck Wild.

  94. benniehifive says: Apr 13, 2013 10:24 AM

    Favre has been out of the league for what…2 full years now? without his name being in this article I would say at most it gets 40-50 comments. you either love favre, or you hate him, but if you have any interest in the game of football, you have an opinion. just had to point that out.

  95. wgray981 says: Apr 13, 2013 10:59 AM

    It is kinda true…If Romo had an offensive line they could’ve had a Super Bowl by now.

  96. damnyankee13 says: Apr 13, 2013 1:43 PM

    tony “one and out” romo may not be entirely to blame but he’s a big part of it. another is their GM, they should fire that guy. . the rest of the team bears its own part, Dez bryant, 3 year{?} in the league? was promising , now what? look at victor cruz, cruz isnt jerry rice but he doing better then bryant.and cruz was undrafted.now, dallas has an O line? somebody better get them one quick!!!.And they , like other teams, have other problems which , imho, arent so major. Maybe if Bryant had played better they would be better. Maybe if they had an O line they’d be better.maybe if they fired their GM they’d be better, well, that one is fact .
    and, until , they do these things,, tony “one and out” romo will have this name

  97. hatetriot4life says: Apr 14, 2013 11:32 AM

    romo deal looks crazy but it was smart move wich freed up salary to aquire free agent’s really dont gain much more cus its all streched out

  98. MichaelWrites says: Apr 14, 2013 1:42 PM

    Romo’s just having fun out there.

  99. texpete says: Apr 18, 2013 10:41 AM

    I loved Favre and so did you guys to he was awesome and personable. Yeah he was a gunslinger but man you never turned off the game until the 00s hit because that dude could and would keep coming. If you think back to his INTs a lot of them did come like Romos statistically. Even if they only needed 3 if he saw a chance at 7 he took it. Nobody ever blamed him for throwing a bomb down field when it got picked off. Not then. Man he felt awful…for him. How many times do you remember seeing him on his knees hating himself, teammates with their arms on his shoulders consoling him. You know why, because they knew he took every game loss very personally. Say what you will but I doubt anybody ever accused Favre of not being a leader, or someone who played his butt off no matter how many times he got plastered or took a cheap shot.
    Romo is not that kind of guy, frankly because he is probably a lot smarter than Favre and has other interests outside of football. Romo sees it as a game. I think it was the game where Romo muffed a punt or something, but in any case he blew it right at the end there was no question about it. One of those sideline hacks runs up to him and asks him how he feels about being so close but losing the big game. Remember the outrage of his answer? He said “Well if that is the worst thing that ever happens to me I guess I’m gonna feel I lived a pretty good life.” Next day he’s playing golf trying to qualify for the majors. Will never, ever forgive him for being a well adjusted intelligent person with perspective. It has been seen as his weakness and why he seems to blow it at the end. He doesn’t really care he sees this as a job, “I punch in, I punch out.”

    That trait that made so many of us love him is also what eventually made people hate him. He should have retired a year or 2 before he did the first time. He had earned it. He had been playing with broken bones torn muscles for so long he become addicted to percocet. Which every doctor in town was all to happy to give a script for almost routinely when they would run into him around town. He said that rock bottom was he had to take 10 or 15 every morning and wait for a half hour before he could get out of bed. Rock bottom showed up one day when takes them and for some reason a few minutes later throws up on the floor. He said h dropped down on the floor and dug them out of his vomit so he could play.

    So one day he decides he has had enough and it’s time to retire like we all wish Montana would have. It didn’t take long for him to miss his true addiction, being liked. Brett Favre is just like the Senior Prom Queen from High School. Man she was great, beautiful, popular, but always nice to you. I mean you knew you were never gonna get her but still.
    A few years later she’s showing up at the reunion not quite what she was wearing that damn sash all over town. You screwed up and let her on facebook and she is posting all this Prom pictures, wearing that damn sash talking about the glory days and reminding you about your crush on her. Funny thing is now you could have her but she is so annoying and pathetic you curse yourself for playing a part in it.

    So there you have it Brett is the prom queen, us fans were in love with the greatest gal ever and Green Bay is one giant High School reunion which hopes he doesn’t show.

    I still like the guy even though he will probably be passed over a time or two for HOF out of spite. I actually saw the humor in the way he made the Packers chase him. He was using that leer jet like his own airline. It really wasn’t his fault at first because the media kept following him around Brett, Brett please come back. The fans the whole city. Hell I have never been within a thousand miles of the guy and I knew he was coming back. He was just having a little fun with the organization and I don’t think he thought it was going to quickly turn into people taking it personally. He had a beef with management for some reason and he was enjoying them do the old Shakespearean “How do I love you let me count the ways” act.

    I got that but it was clear that when he came back they hated him. Management came out looking like a bunch idiots for doing all the stuff they did, and when he wasn’t they Old Brett on the field. People started seeing him as just a big needy superstar who is a demanding pain in the….

    I think you are right this article has nothing to do with Romo. This is the first thing I have heard about Favre in years so he is probably just stopping by our reunion again, he’s learned a little he’s not wearing his Prom Sash, not talking about himself directly but based on these comments, Brett too soon dude. Tell you what hit us up at the next one in 10 years and we’ll see.

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