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Roger Staubach: Tony Romo is a championship quarterback

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Roger Staubach knows something about being a Super Bowl-winning Cowboys quarterback. And he thinks Tony Romo can be a Super Bowl-winning Cowboys quarterback.

Staubach said on 105.3 The Fan that he believes Romo is the right quarterback to lead Dallas to a title, the way Troy Aikman and Staubach himself have done in Dallas.

“I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback,” Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He can take a team to a championship. He can’t do it by himself, but I really believe he can do it. I just see what he does on the field, the plays he makes, the throws he makes, the sense that he has to move in the pocket so I’m pulling really hard for Tony because I really believe he is one heck of a quarterback, and that’s a feeling from somebody that I didn’t say that about any other quarterbacks except for Troy Aikman. I think Tony is the right quarterback, and we’re lucky to have Tony Romo.”

In Staubach’s opinion, the Cowboys, who were 8-8 the last two years, are close to contending for a title.

“Dallas will have a shot at it,” Staubach said. “When you’re 8-8, you can be 10-6. The Giants a few years ago were 7-7 and ended up 9-7 and got to the Super Bowl. Last year, Baltimore was kind of hurting at the end of the year. If Dez Bryant doesn’t have two fingers out of bounds, who knows. So at least I think Dallas has got the talent to be competitive with the league. We have hope that we can get to the playoffs and once you’re in the playoffs, anything can happen.”

It hasn’t happened for the Cowboys with Romo yet, but Romo’s new contract suggests that Jerry Jones views things the same way as Staubach.

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  1. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 20, 2013 7:00 AM

    at most an NFC East Championship quarterback.

    and that already happened once, so what is there to look forward to???

  2. whoisedgy says: Jun 20, 2013 7:07 AM

    He hasn’t shown it yet.

  3. packfaninchitown says: Jun 20, 2013 7:09 AM

    He’s not a championship QB until he wins a championship.

  4. yousharted says: Jun 20, 2013 7:09 AM

    Will always respect Staubach to the fullest….exceptional player and an even better person. That said, how much did Jerrah & Stephen Jones pay off Staubach to mislabel Romo a championship-caliber QB?

    Dating back to Eastern Illinois, Romo is 1-9 in win-or-go-home games. Dude’s the epitome of a losing choker. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, can’t wait for the page to FINALLY be turned on the Romo era. It’s sucked.

  5. Exiled1 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:10 AM

    Time to take your meds Mr. Staubach.

  6. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:13 AM

    rodger dodger tony rome is the danny white of his time. LOL LOL LOL all the way.!!!!!!!!

  7. squapity says: Jun 20, 2013 7:14 AM

    Homer Staubach believes Romo can be a Championship QB?

    And Dave Campo and Chan Gailey can be a Championship coaches!! Right Rog?

  8. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:16 AM

    Roger Staubach: Hi Jerry.

    Jerry Jones: Howdy Rog.

    RS: I said what you told me to say.

    JJ: I heard, I heard. You sounded just fine!

    RS: I’m glad you’re pleased.

    JJ: I am. We have your address on file and will be mailing the cheque there. Alrighty?

    RS: Sounds good, Jerry. Call me anytime.

  9. dirtydrynn27 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:17 AM

    If he is so great how did he end up throwing 19 INTS? Im sick of everybody always saying how Romo and the highly over rated Cowboys are great.Did they make the playoffs,did they win their division?……Please stop it,this team is awful,sorry America!

  10. gallaghedj311 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:18 AM

    I think roger is getting the word quarterback mixed up with golfer

  11. daaabears says: Jun 20, 2013 7:18 AM

    Time for Roger to join the concussion lawsuit.

  12. RussianBreadMaker says: Jun 20, 2013 7:26 AM

    Sounds like JJ is paying RS for some positive PR for TR.

  13. dcapettini says: Jun 20, 2013 7:30 AM

    “Championship Quarterbacks” win championships, something Romo has never done. That is why we don’t call QBs “Championship Quarterbacks” until they have won a champion. By Staubach’s logic, there are 10 or more “Championship QBs” in the league right now. To apply this label to Romo, at this time, is to make the terms meaningless.

  14. stynzerman says: Jun 20, 2013 7:31 AM

    No He’s Not!

  15. dannymac17 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:32 AM

    Thats funny cause as far as championships go, no he isnt.

  16. germanstingray says: Jun 20, 2013 7:32 AM

    Unredacted version: “He can take the team to a Pop Warner championship….”

  17. gammynomnom says: Jun 20, 2013 7:36 AM

    Can you guys get through an article without mentioning the guys new contract? seriously. How many new contracts have been signed since last year around the league?

    Let it go already. I never seen grown men so obsessed with another mans bank account.

  18. johndont says: Jun 20, 2013 7:37 AM

    RIGHT – So isn’t Tim Tebow

  19. JC says: Jun 20, 2013 7:42 AM

    Again, Staubach didn’t say what your headline is leading people to believe. Time to be honest.

  20. bearsoxass says: Jun 20, 2013 7:49 AM

    Ya right! lollllll

  21. olcap says: Jun 20, 2013 7:54 AM

    uh… ok Rog… whatever you say…

  22. roadtrip3500 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:55 AM

    The last two seasons… week 17, flexed to NBC’s final Sunday nighter, no help from any other team, pure win-or-go-home, in front of the whole country.

    Staubach wins at least one and goes to the playoffs.
    Aikman wins at least one and goes to the playoffs.

    Romo got his butt kicked both games (2011 Giants 31-14, 2012 Redskins 28-18) and went home.

    A “championship quarterback” finds a way and carries his team. Romo has never shown that ability when it counts most.

  23. marty2020 says: Jun 20, 2013 7:57 AM

    I think Romo is a very good QB. People seem to forget, it’s not a one-man game. It takes a whole team to win.

  24. keylimelight says: Jun 20, 2013 8:02 AM

    “I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback…”

    After all these years, Staubach is still a team player. I guess that’s part of why he was great: never say die.

  25. catfish252 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:09 AM

    I have nothing against Tony Romo and I have seen him play some outstanding football but, Roger — he may have it in him, but will he ever bring it?

  26. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 20, 2013 8:10 AM

    Really? Of what? Losing in the playoffs?
    Win sumpin and then we will talk, check Rogers Meds!!!

  27. solomon151 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:13 AM

    To be a championship QB, you need to have a championship defense. Any question???

  28. bubashep says: Jun 20, 2013 8:16 AM

    …and i am Batman.

  29. spideysdog says: Jun 20, 2013 8:16 AM

    Correct follow up question would have been….

    You consider Romo better than Manning or RGIII?

    if he is honest and says, no, then how on earth is he a championship qb if he isn’t even in the top 1/2 of qbs in his own division?

  30. snaponrules says: Jun 20, 2013 8:18 AM

    Wait, is there more then one Tony Romo in the league? Surely Roger is not talking about the cowboy’s Romo.

    Next thing you know he will be talking about Jerruh Jones being a great GM/Coach.

  31. greenmeattruck says: Jun 20, 2013 8:22 AM

    Romo puts up great numbers, but is a loser.
    The opposite of Tebow, who puts up lousy numbers, but is a winner. Do you understand that difference?

  32. philly4lyfe says: Jun 20, 2013 8:27 AM

    romo is a championship caliber qb…… until he has to hold for the XP!

    it still bothers me this choke artists lone playoff win came at the eagles expense.

  33. scoonie97 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:29 AM

    “If Dez Bryant doesn’t have two fingers out of bounds, who knows.”

    No offense Roger, but they’d still wouldn’t make the playoffs at 9-7.

    Derp argument is derp.

  34. bigbenownsthenfl says: Jun 20, 2013 8:33 AM

    Mean Joe Greene slammed staubach on his head 1 too may times in the 70’s!

  35. nyninerfan says: Jun 20, 2013 8:33 AM

    Can the NFL drug test former players?

  36. andyreidsbossoms says: Jun 20, 2013 8:39 AM

    Why do all these guys keep saying this? It’s simply not true! Maybe a championship golfer

  37. isphet71 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:49 AM

    Reality: Tony Romo is not a Championship Quarterback.

    Because he hasn’t won anything.

  38. destroyedbydansnyder says: Jun 20, 2013 8:51 AM

    Im blown away at the amount of support he gets year after year. He hasn’t proved anything but gets a big contract when know one expected it.

  39. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:54 AM

    I see Roger is still suffering from those concussions from his playing days in the 70’s.

  40. 187crossbuck says: Jun 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    Why does anyone pay any attention to ‘talk’? It’s the on-field performance that counts – enough said

  41. FinFan68 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:58 AM

    Roger forgot the word “caliber”. Romo is a good QB but there have definitely been some bad moments and “fans” and rivals love to key on those. He makes some incredible plays and is the best scrambling (not running) QB in the league. He plays like Favre did and I’m sure most of the bashers don’t realize where Romo stands in the Cowboys passing records. That said, he needs to step up and win the big games.

  42. rodgers419 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:59 AM

    Tony Romo is a very good quarterback. He’s in the second tier right after the Brees/Brady/Manning/Rodgers super group. If the cowboys change quarterbacks, they’re probably going to end up worse than better. He isn’t their problem.

  43. makenoisefortheboys says: Jun 20, 2013 9:00 AM

    He definitely had a rough one week 17, but people the last five games were all pretty much must wins, one in cincy (not easy), home against the Steelers, divisional rival in philly, lose one of those and week seventeen wouldnt of meant anything, you can be a football fan without being losers who just spit insults at players and posters with zero facts to back your argument, posting something dumb like the nfc east is glad he is the qb too, without defending your statement with stats and facts (looking at u logicalvoice) is just ignorant and it comes off as blind hate. FACT is u cant call any qb a championship qb until he has won, everyone should know that. But to say he is awfull or the most overrated player is just dumb and not true. And imho cowboys will turn some heads this yr, go boys

  44. pixelito says: Jun 20, 2013 9:03 AM

    Biggest big-game choker of his generation.

  45. floratiotime says: Jun 20, 2013 9:11 AM

    I think you have to actually win a championship first … just sayin’ …

  46. steelcurtainn says: Jun 20, 2013 9:15 AM

    If Flacco can win the sb, anybody has a chance to win it.

  47. rgtre10 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:15 AM

    Now we have proof that Roger Staubach suffered brain damage from repeated shots to the head/concussions…

    I think the Cowboys and Romo’s best opportunity passed them by when they were 13-3 and had home field through out the playoffs in 2007 since then the team has gotten older and not as talented. Also since then Romo has taken quite the beating with numerous injuries.

  48. kd75 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:18 AM

    Not yet he ain’t. You were a Championship QB Roger. Eli is a Championship QB. Romo can’t get out of the first round of the playoffs.

  49. steelers4385 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:25 AM

    Lol. Sure. Ok.

  50. polegojim says: Jun 20, 2013 9:28 AM

    I usually respect Roger… but…

    Say Rog… um… oh… well… just see what everyone else has already said…

    … but don’t you have to WIN one to BE one?

    The seasonr that his brains stay IN his head during the playoffs… all the way through… and through a SB win… then, I’ll agree.

  51. skimbell says: Jun 20, 2013 9:30 AM

    “Tony Romo is a championship quarterback”
    Aaand, Rex Ryan is a better coach than he gets credit for…

  52. prmpft says: Jun 20, 2013 9:30 AM

    no Roger – he is NOT!

  53. phinfan says: Jun 20, 2013 9:30 AM

    Awwww, the cool big brother sticking up for the nerdy little brother

  54. spankygreen says: Jun 20, 2013 9:31 AM

    “I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback,” Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “He can take a team to a championship. He can’t do it by himself, but I really believe he can do it. I just see what he does on the field, the plays he makes,

    Now I know why they called you, roger the dodger…..

    Which is it? Can romo take them or not?

  55. saintjohnwhodat says: Jun 20, 2013 9:33 AM

    Romo will never win with jones micro managing everything

  56. spankygreen says: Jun 20, 2013 9:34 AM

    Roger also said he saw two tall midgets at Cowboy stadium without tickets….

    Concussion lawsuit just grew by one!

  57. mhall49er says: Jun 20, 2013 9:36 AM

    HAHAHA good story Rog, tell it again.

  58. CKL says: Jun 20, 2013 9:38 AM

    All this hate for Romo…geeze. I’m a Pats fan and I get sick of it.
    Staubach isn’t the type of guy who does not speak his mind so it’s pure silliness to suggest JJ asked him to say anything.
    And whether you like or hate Romo, you are just operating out of bias if you say that he’s worse than any other QB who has been on a SB winning team. That’s just false. P Manning had 3 tds and 7 ints in the playoff run that the Colts won the SB and few criticize him for it.
    While I don’t think Romo is an elite QB, I think Romo is certainly talented enough to help a team win a SB. And that’s all Staubach is saying.

  59. jssgriffi says: Jun 20, 2013 9:40 AM

    So, he’s an expert now? Tony Romo is a statistics quarterback, that’s about it.

  60. jerryyouradisgrace says: Jun 20, 2013 9:43 AM

    Great players aren’t always great….but there great WHEN THEY HAVE TO BE….WHEN IT’S TIME TO WEAR THE BLING

    Although Tony is a very good QB he has yet to display championship caliber play WHEN HE HAS TO…WHEN IT COUNTS

  61. bookofelisha10 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:43 AM

    “tony romo is a championship qb”

    ^was i in a previous coma for the last 5 years and its really 2018? did he stop choking in the playoffs and pull his completely talented team to more than 1 playoff win in the 5 years i been asleep compared to the 5 i witness him find new ways to lose playoff games?

    what hes really trying to say is ‘thats not fair, if you say those things thats not fair..thats my quarterback’

  62. attyken says: Jun 20, 2013 9:45 AM

    I think Rog is getting a little senile in his old age.

  63. marcolamorsa says: Jun 20, 2013 9:48 AM

    @yousharted
    So from my understanding you would rather have Chad Hutchinson? Quincy Carter? Drew Henson? remember those days? i bet you do? I don’t think anyone watches the cowboys but just hate on them just cause they are well known around the nation oh well I am already used to all the haters all the time #nofootballknowledge
    #espnhighlightlowlightwatchers

  64. kmartin173 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:50 AM

    I love you Roger but comparing Romo and the Cowboys to the Giants is a ridiculous comparison. Manning has proven he can perform for the 3-4 crucial games in a row that you need to win a Super Bowl. Romo has given absolutely no indication during his entire career that he could hold it together long enough to accomplish the same.

  65. historyisyourfriend says: Jun 20, 2013 9:51 AM

    Romo is a streak QB – one game he can throw for 4TD and 300+ yards, the next game he’ll reverse that with 4INT. You don’t want that kind of play to try and win Superbowls, especially with the amount of 1st and 2nd tier elite QB in the league right now. Staubach is correct in saying “He COULD be a Superbowl winning QB”. History however has shown the opposite. When Romo gets off the roller coaster that is his streaky play and becomes consistent thats when everyone will have to watch out for the Cowboys. As it stands now they just wait for Romo to implode.

  66. bennyb82 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:52 AM

    Trent Dilfer is a championship QB. Romo is not.

  67. packerswin96 says: Jun 20, 2013 9:57 AM

    He has not won a Championship, therefore he is not a championship quarterback. Sorry Roger.

  68. conormacleod says: Jun 20, 2013 9:58 AM

    Is anybody outside of Dallas agreeing with this? That’s called a clue.

  69. skippynj says: Jun 20, 2013 9:58 AM

    By that logic, Matt Ryan is a HOFer.

  70. punkhawk9 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:04 AM

    I am as much of a championship quarterback as Tony Romo…
    and I’m a state worker.

  71. suggsbradycrowder says: Jun 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    Other Notable Headlines

    Roger Staubach: Santa Claus left me presents under my tree last Christmas

    Roger Staubach: Easter Bunny gave me some chocolate eggs and a Five Taped to it.

    Roger Staubach: Tooth Fairy is now leaving more money under my pillow for each tooth.

  72. tvjules says: Jun 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    I guess being a champion is now defined as 8-8. Sounds like Staubach has been spending too much time watching his grandkids T-Ball games, where “everyone is a winner!” Good job, buddy!

  73. zack2482 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:19 AM

    Roger is correct. He is doing his part. He has the 5th best passer rating of all time. Lets talk about the Cowboys defense since it is a team game. The Dallas defensive passer rating over the past 4 years ranked; 16th (last playoff victory), 29th, 25th, and 29th last year. For those who understand football know that he is doing his part. If your defense cannot stop the pass and create turnovers in the passing game you will miss the playoffs. He’s had one year with a defense ranked #5 in his career. Can we say the same about other top QBs? If you point to Rodgers and Brady, take a look at how many turnovers their defense has generated. Same goes for Bree’s the year they won the SB.

  74. chuckchillout says: Jun 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    In Staubach’s defense, he’s probably in bed by the fourth quarter of most games, so he doesn’t see most of Romo’s real “magic”.

  75. tsizzlesucks says: Jun 20, 2013 10:30 AM

    Yeah,Rog. And tsizzle is handsome and has a great dentist!

  76. elimanningup says: Jun 20, 2013 10:31 AM

    And I’m a multimillionaire dating a supermodel.

  77. kelz1966kelz1966 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:41 AM

    I think Roger has a great case to file a head injury lawsuit against the NFL….all he needs is to show them this statement.

  78. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 20, 2013 10:41 AM

    yousharted says:
    Jun 20, 2013 7:09 AM
    Will always respect Staubach to the fullest….exceptional player and an even better person. That said, how much did Jerrah & Stephen Jones pay off Staubach to mislabel Romo a championship-caliber QB?

    Dating back to Eastern Illinois, Romo is 1-9 in win-or-go-home games. Dude’s the epitome of a losing choker. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, can’t wait for the page to FINALLY be turned on the Romo era. It’s sucked.
    ___________________________________
    You are not a very educated lifelong fan if that’s how you feel. Or you are just one of our bandwagon fans that only likes the team when they are winning super bowls, just like Skins fans who didn’t care about their team from 1991 until drafting RG3, and will again hate the skins in 3 years when he’s gone and its back to Snyders old ways.

    Please think back to Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde, Chad Hutchinson, Drew Henson etc

  79. boon613 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:46 AM

    Roger Staubach done bumped his head..

  80. raiderlyfe510 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:47 AM

    Tiny Romo is not a championship QB. He’s a undrafted Free Agent QB that over-achieved and occasionally shows flashes of greatness, but that’s all they are…. flashes.

    See sometimes GMs and analysts vision gets obscured by a average QB’s FOG(Flashes Of Greatness) and doesn’t see the player for what he really is on a consistent basis…..mediocre.

    Roger Only sees Tony Romo’s FOG..he fails to see the mediocre QB through the FOG.

  81. kmartin173 says: Jun 20, 2013 10:47 AM

    Let’s talk about the Dallas defense then. They’ve been top-ten overall multiple years during Romo’s career and what does he have to show for it during those years? Nothing, that’s what but I’m sure during those years it was the running game, the OL, the receivers, the play-calling the etc., etc., etc., etc………….

  82. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Jun 20, 2013 10:50 AM

    The Burlington Prep Bowling League doesn’t count, Roger.

  83. camdenyard says: Jun 20, 2013 11:02 AM

    “I think Tony Romo is a championship quarterback,”

    Umm, no he isn’t. I checked the record books, and I don’t see him having won anything.

  84. bigbenh8tr says: Jun 20, 2013 11:03 AM

    chuckchillout says:
    Jun 20, 2013 10:22 AM
    In Staubach’s defense, he’s probably in bed by the fourth quarter of most games, so he doesn’t see most of Romo’s real “magic”.
    ________________________________
    Yea apparently you are already in bed too because Romo has the highest 4th qtr quarterback rating in NFL history.

    Since 2006 no quarterback — not Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, has a better fourth-quarter passer rating than Romo (100.0). Only Brees (39) and Philip Rivers (39) have more fourth-quarter touchdown passes than Romo’s 34. Only Brees (5,905), Manning (4,886) and Rivers (4,751) have more fourth-quarter yards than Romo’s 4,712. He has thrown 17 fourth-quarter interceptions, which is fewer than Brees (25), Brett Favre (25), Eli Manning (27), Jay Cutler (22) and Ben Roethlisberger (22) among others. Brady has just 11. Peyton Manning has 1

  85. snaponrules says: Jun 20, 2013 11:13 AM

    zack2482 says:
    Jun 20, 2013 10:19 AM
    Roger is correct. He is doing his part. He has the 5th best passer rating of all time. Lets talk about the Cowboys defense since it is a team game. The Dallas defensive passer rating over the past 4 years ranked; 16th (last playoff victory), 29th, 25th, and 29th last year. For those who understand football know that he is doing his part. If your defense cannot stop the pass and create turnovers in the passing game you will miss the playoffs. He’s had one year with a defense ranked #5 in his career. Can we say the same about other top QBs? If you point to Rodgers and Brady, take a look at how many turnovers their defense has generated. Same goes for Bree’s the year they won the SB.
    ———————————————————————————————

    The difference is that their defense get turn overs because the other team is forced into throwing into tight spaces. Because if they don’t they will fall way behind on the scoreboard.
    With Romo and the “girls” all you have to do is play patient football and he will give as many picks and fumbles as you want.
    Against a cover two defense he is horrible. The last 2 games against the bears 2 TD 7 Int.
    Championship QB’s force the other offense into mistakes, with romo you just sit back and wait for his mistakes.

  86. zack2482 says: Jun 20, 2013 11:18 AM

    Kmartin173:
    I just posted the defensive passer ratings for him over the past 4 years? So your saying that those have no impact on winning? You want to talk about the running game, fine, worst running total in the HISTORY of the organization last season. But go ahead and ignore the facts.

  87. kmartin173 says: Jun 20, 2013 11:23 AM

    LMAO. Its not the numbers, its not the int’s, its not his rating, its WHEN he pulls the choke. You can go 25 for 25 for 200 yards in the fourth quarter and it doesn’t mean anything if on the 26 pass you throw a pick-6 and lose the game once again….

    He has gotten them no closer to a SB win than Quincy Carter, Chad Hutchinson, Vinny Testaverde or any of the others people want to mention.

  88. bobhk says: Jun 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    Is there another qb around that needs so much propping up?
    You don’t hear that being said about other guys. If he’s that good it should be obvious and would not need reaffirmation.

  89. FinFan68 says: Jun 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    There are a lot of uninformed Romo bashers on here. True, Romo has not won an NFC or NFL championship but those are team accomplishments. He has also made some mistakes in crucial moments and that is all the emotional “haters” seem to remember.

    Aikman and Staubach are HoF Cowboys QBs and most of you assume they are the best QBs the franchise has had and that Romo is not even in their neighborhood. QB stats say otherwise (and I am a HUGE Staubach fan).

    Romo has a BETTER completion %, more TDs, LOWER INT%, higher TD%, higher yards per attempt, and more 4th quarter comebacks than Aikman or Staubach. (pro-football-reference.com)

    I am not saying Romo is the best QB of the three. I am saying that he is a very good QB and the rest of the team needs to step up. Roger had great defenses and one of the top 5 coaches of all time. Aikman had the all-time rushing leader and arguably the best offensive line in NFL history. What has Romo had? A bunch of guys that the media has hyped because of the team rather than their talent. Give Romo any of those elements and the odds of the Cowboys winning a Super Bowl or two go way up.

  90. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 20, 2013 11:52 AM

    Romo is such a polarizing figure for Cowboy fans. I want to believe Staubach and I’m not really comfortable disagreeing with the great former Cowboy QB, but I just don’t see Romo making great plays in the big games that mean the most.

  91. chuckchillout says: Jun 20, 2013 12:07 PM

    @bigbenh8tr:

    Type in “Romo 4th quarter collapse” and start reading.

    Funnily enough, when you type in “Tom Brady 4th quarter collapse” you mainly get stories about Romo and the Cowboys’ 4th quarter collapses; the Romo-led Cowboys have basically become synonymous with that term!

    Nobody remembers or cares about his 100.0 QB rating in the 4th quarter; they just remember the (numerous) collapses.

    And the bigger the game, the smaller he comes up.

  92. bspurloc says: Jun 20, 2013 12:12 PM

    and Dan Marino is a championship QB also….

    NOT.

    maybe if Marino had EMMIT SMITH to carry him thru the rough times……

  93. chuckchillout says: Jun 20, 2013 12:18 PM

    bobhk says: Jun 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    Is there another qb around that needs so much propping up?
    You don’t hear that being said about other guys. If he’s that good it should be obvious and would not need reaffirmation.

    —————————————————————

    In his day, McNabb was quite propped up. He was a mediocre QB who could run, who benefited from being on a team with a good defense and in an incredibly weak division for most of his time with the Eagles.

    Reid sheltered him big-time, as his disastrous forays with the Skins and the Vikings have proven.

  94. vikescry1 says: Jun 20, 2013 12:30 PM

    Umm he is??? I didn’t know the cowboys won a championship with promo at qb??? And I thought I knew something about football.

  95. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 20, 2013 12:34 PM

    So is Aaron Brooks -Warren Moon

  96. bobhk says: Jun 20, 2013 12:48 PM

    @chuckchillout says:
    Jun 20, 2013 12:18 PM
    bobhk says: Jun 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    Is there another qb around that needs so much propping up?
    You don’t hear that being said about other guys. If he’s that good it should be obvious and would not need reaffirmation.

    —————————————————————

    In his day, McNabb was quite propped up. He was a mediocre QB who could run, who benefited from being on a team with a good defense and in an incredibly weak division for most of his time with the Eagles.

    Reid sheltered him big-time, as his disastrous forays with the Skins and the Vikings have proven.
    ———
    I mean that so many public figures coming out to support Romo it seems.

    Are you likening Romo to McNabb? That does not look good for Romo. Even though McNabb came fairly close to being a championship QB, he’s not one would call an elite QB.

  97. musicman495 says: Jun 20, 2013 12:48 PM

    Roger can’t help it, he is just being a loyal Cowboy. He said the same thing about Danny White, until Danny White retired without a title. At least Danny White got them to the playoffs and the NFC title game several times, and could punt.

  98. talktoem says: Jun 20, 2013 1:00 PM

    If Matt Ryan is a championship QB so is Tony Romo. Romo puts up great regular season stats without Ryan’s offensive weapons, and both have just 1 playoff win. In fact, Tony Romo, an undrafted QB, has over achieved, unlike Matt Ryan, the first QB picked in the 2008 draft.

    If you’re allowing Matty Melt a ton of excuses (i.e., it’s a team game, blah, blah) give them to Tony Romo too.

  99. fwippel says: Jun 20, 2013 1:13 PM

    The problem with the Cowboys is not Tony Romo. The problem with the Cowboys is the owner, and his insistance on playing the de facto role of General Manager.

    Will agree that Romo hasn’t performed well in “win or go home” games, but he’s not the only reason the Cowboys lost those games.

    Warren Moon was 2-8 in playoff games and never led his team to a conference championship game, and he was elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

  100. zack2482 says: Jun 20, 2013 1:15 PM

    Kmartin173
    Again, answer the question. Can you name a QB with as high as a passer rating as Romo, but has an equally bad defensive passer rating that owns a SB ring? I’ll be waiting…..

  101. bluenose1965 says: Jun 20, 2013 1:50 PM

    Agreed – He’s a 1-AA college championship quarterback.

  102. baltimoresnativeson says: Jun 20, 2013 2:09 PM

    Romo, Schaub, and Matt Ryan don’t perform well under playoff pressure. This will keep all 3 from ever winning the big one.

  103. chuckchillout says: Jun 20, 2013 3:29 PM

    bobhk says: Jun 20, 2013 12:48 PM

    I mean that so many public figures coming out to support Romo it seems.

    Are you likening Romo to McNabb? That does not look good for Romo. Even though McNabb came fairly close to being a championship QB, he’s not one would call an elite QB.

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    Well, I think McNabb was propped up, too, but in an opposite way than Romo is. With Romo, you’ve got individuals coming to his defense against the general consensus that he’s a choker. With McNabb, it was the general media consensus that he was only a few hairs away from “elite” status, and that Philly fans were unduly harsh towards him, and ingrates to boot.

    McNabb’s mediocrity, like Romo’s, is hidden behind rather impressive stats. What McNabb’s stats don’t show are all games the Eagles should have won by halftime that they needed to go to the end of the 4th quarter to pull out.

    What Romo’s stats don’t show are all the bad reads/gift interceptions he’s given to opposing teams at the worst possible time.

    He avoids greatness like the plague.

    And Romo won’t have anything close to the playoff success McNabb had, if for no other reason than the competition is much tougher in the NFC than in McNabb’s heyday (the NFC East was putrid for most of the Eagles’ dominance of it in the first half of the 00s); the 49ers, the Seahawks, Atlanta, Green Bay, maybe the Saints come back, maybe the Giants come back, the Skins should be a factor if RGIII stays healthy…………..

    The Cowboys went 1-6 against those teams last season, and 1-3 against their two quality division rivals (the Giants and the Skins).

    But Romo’s “a championship QB” who’s just going to turn it on, beat them all, and hoist the Lombardi trophy in January?

    Please.

    It’s not going to happen this, or any other, season.

    Romo is no better than the 6th-best QB in the NFC, and no better than the 10th-best QB overall.

    There are stats, and there are results, and Romo simply does not get results.

  104. lakerslegacy2432 says: Jun 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    Thats a CROC of …….

  105. boyshole25 says: Jun 20, 2013 8:17 PM

    Redskins nation fully endorses tony romo as a starter for as long as they’ll let him be one

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