Tony Romo: This is one of the most complete teams I’ve been around

AP

With a new contract extension and an owner asking him to put in Peyton Manning-esque time on the job, it’s shaping up to be another season of high expectations for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

As always, though, the success or failure of the Cowboys isn’t going to be determined by Romo all by himself. The fact that he’s given up golf or doing more rigorous film study won’t do much to help the team win games if the offensive line can’t block or if the defense regularly gets lit up. It would be a good thing, then, if the Cowboys wind up being as strong a team as Romo thinks they’ll be.

“We’re going to be pretty good this year,” Romo said, via the Lake Geneva News and ESPNDallas.com. “This is one of the most complete teams that I’ve been around. It’s going to be a very enjoyable football season.”

In each of the last three offseasons, there has been reason to believe that the Cowboys would be a pretty good team that would have a very enjoyable football season. It hasn’t happened, though, and that’s why we’re hearing the same kinds of answers we’ve heard from Romo in the past. If 2013 doesn’t wind up being any more enjoyable, it will be time to start asking different questions at the very least.

58 responses to “Tony Romo: This is one of the most complete teams I’ve been around

  1. Hmm, the only position groups that are suspect is the O line and safety. Jerry has done a good job bringing in guys to create competition so I believe the best players will emerge as starters. Can’t wait for
    Sunday Night Football week 1 Go Cowboys!

  2. Ahh, let the annual season of people pretending like the cowboys might be decent begin

    You can tell we are getting close to football season when the ridiculous cowboys predictions begin

  3. every year with this same BS. Take a seat! Maybe he should idk take that extra time after practice to learn how to not throw it it to the other team. This joker is nowhere near Manning. The only the Cowboys have a chance of doing anything is Murray

  4. The most complete team he has been around was a quarterback fumble away from the 2nd round of the playoffs…So this being “one of the most” means they should finish about 7-9.

  5. I am going to bookmark this article. So in the event that the cowboys finish with under 10 wins and miss the playoffs I can quickly link it in response to all the die hard Romo fans who will insist that he’s an amazing QB and it’s the rest of the team that’s dragging him down.

  6. I know that when a QB says “We’re going to be pretty good this year” that means championship almost every time!
    I do get a kick out of the cowboys and their fans saying how good they are and if only this happened or that didn’t, we would have been in the playoffs.
    The term “America’s team”, now means a superpower on the decline and in it’s own way of improving.

  7. Question: How do you know it’s June?
    Historical Answer: The Cleveland Indians are in first place.
    Revised Answer: The Cowboys are talking about how this is going to be their year.

  8. The hyperbole that you get from idiot players is very tiring.

    Every player says the same kind of crap, you could even find this kind of crap coming out of the 0-16 Lions a few years ago.

  9. If ever there was a team overdue for some success it’s the Dallas Cowboys. Niners fans worldwide miss our great rivalry games!

    Good luck this year big D

  10. When we he learn to shut his mouth and prove it on the field? He is a pretty boy, that gets way too much credit for putting up big numbers because his team is losing and they have to throw it.

  11. Seems like year in and year out the cowboys talk themselves up by saying things like this and other stupid comments usually made by Romo, Jerry Jones or jason Garrett. Please stay out of the headlines until your team has actually proven itself!
    I especially love when current and former personal consider the cowboys to have superbowl talent.

  12. Nod Tony! This IS the year we start ascending again. Garrett’s work and system is playing off and last year we would have been in the playoffs but for our defensive injury issues. Cowboys a coming! Go Cowboys!!

  13. But Tony, surely even you must realize that it doesn’t matter how complete “your” team is, but how complete are the receivers of the other teams that you’ll be throwing to.

    Right, Jerry?

  14. This Cowboys fan isnt interested in anything Romo or the rest of the Dallas organization says, only what they do. And until that includes playing past the wild card round, any sound bite is completely meaningless.

  15. The full quote was: “This is one of the most complete teams that I’ve been around. It has 90 guys on the roster! Count ’em – 90! And one of them even holds for place kicks so that I don’t have to!”

  16. What else do you expect him to say?

    In my 40 years of following football I have never heard a coach or player say, prior to the start of the season, “Well we are going to be bad, I expect us to match our poor performance last season”.

    Doesn’t happen and if it did the guy would be raked over the coals for not having enough heart.

  17. Tony is a true champion.

    At talking about winning.
    The most complete teams he has been around are usually on the other sideline.

  18. It’s pretty sad to see Tony Romo wasting the careers of such great players like DeMarcus Ware, Jay Ratliff, Jason Witten, and all the other Pro Bowl caliber players on the Cowboys roster year after year! However, as a Redskins fan, it’s a beautiful thing! In fact, in the final regular season game last year of the Redskins vs Cowboys for the NFC East Crown, other than Alfred Morris, Tony Romo was our MVP! Tony Romo is a great QB, but he is terrible under pressure and even worse in the big games! He will never win a big game and when any game is on the line and it’s up to him to close it out, you can guarantee that he will choke everytime! I was absolutely thrilled to see Jerry give him that outrageous contract ensuring that he will be on the roster for at least the next 3-4 years! Gotta love Jerry Jones…unless you’re a Cowboy fan 🙂

  19. Breaking out the “We are gonna be good this year.” speech a little early this year…? That Romo is a crafty son of a gun….can we go ONE off season without hearing about how awesome the Cowboys are expected to be? Same crap, different year….nothing will change until they dump Romo.

  20. This is classic Cowboys fans comments for the last decade or so…

    ncheelsboysfan says:
    Jun 27, 2013 4:26 PM
    Nod Tony! This IS the year we start ascending again. Garrett’s work and system is playing off and last year we would have been in the playoffs but…

    Hahahaha last year we would have been in the playoffs but.. cracks me up every time. Keep ’em coming cow fans.

  21. Strong statement until you consider that all of the teams he’s been around have gone nowhere.

  22. Wouldn’t take much for this to be one of the most complete teams he has been around since he still has exactly one playoff win, and multiple win and your in losses.

  23. It’s going to be “enjoyable” watching them have a losing season this year. “It’s going to be a very enjoyable football season.” REALLY?????????????????????

  24. #6 offense in the league last year… with no O-line.

    One win away from playoffs. With Dez about to erupt, a new center to call the Mike at the line and healthy Witten, Austin this offense can be even better. Not to mention Murray and the new kid.

    The question is the Defense. No proven safeties, switching to a 4-3, D-line already shallow with Josh Brent being a screw up and Ratliff will probably be suspended the first few games… couple that with bad elbows and this D is going to rely too heavy on the linebackers. The DB’s are good.. Caiborne had a decent rookie outing and should be better. Monty Kiffin is going to have his hands full but he has Marinelli to help (Who coached the Bears D last season)

    Its another season of high hopes and expectations but with a stellar offense and a subpar defense this could be a great year or another .500 season. ‘Mericas Team!

  25. Simple fact: the team was 8-8 with two razor’s edge losses and a slew of injuries. Objectively, it was a better than 8-8 team last year, but they didn’t stay healthy and didn’t earn it…such is the fate of teams in the small sample size that is the NFL season.

    People who talk about 8-8 as if that was the destined record of the team are either fools or simple haters. That doesn’t mean the team will fulfill that potential this year, but why shouldn’t the QB see promise going into the season?

    Only a small handful of teams really shouldn’t see any promise for the 2013 season, given parity and all.

  26. High expectations followed by low achievement. It’s been the Cowboys way every year since 1996.

    One play-off win in 17 years. Dontcha love it!!!!

  27. How in the world did Jerry Jones make all his money? .. Cause he must be a major moron if he thinks Romo is the answer. This team is almost as big a joke as the Jets.

  28. In June, everyone is going to the Super Bowl. It’s kinda like the beautiful woman you met 10 minutes before closing time.

  29. bcfalcon says,

    “Seems like year in and year out the cowboys talk themselves up by saying things like this and other stupid comments usually made by Romo, Jerry Jones or jason Garrett. Please stay out of the headlines until your team has actually proven itself!
    I especially love when current and former personal consider the cowboys to have superbowl talent.”

    All this coming from a Falcons fan. WOW. Am I the only one hear who is smelling the very strong smell of irony? Talking about a team who has to prove themselves, the Falcons are first in line in this category. And to quote your last line:

    “I especially love when current and former personal consider the cowboys to have superbowl talent.”

    You are doing a great job of the pot calling the kettle black, bro. Every year I hear the announcers talking about how the Falcons will be in it for a playoff run, and how they have the receivers, the QB, and all the pieces necessary. And every year they continue to disappoint their fans.

    All hype and nothing to show for it as far as the Falcons are concerned when it comes to winning it all. Let’s not forget the Cowboys at least have a legacy of 5 Sb wins. And the Falcons have how many?

    Next…….

  30. This interview was pointless. His quote said absolutely nothing. He is very good at not saying anything of meaning. Parcells trained him well, every interview Romo makes, even on TV he does the same thing, he talks and doesn’t say anything.
    To the writer of this article. If you want to get anywhere, ask JJ, he will give you a story. Romo has been trained to give non answers.

  31. It has been awhile since the Cowboys have earned the moniker of “America’s Team.” They have been relevant…what three seasons since the late nineties? They had better get pretty good, pretty fast because they are an embarrassment to America right now.

  32. cant wait till the cowboys waste winning the NCF east this year.

    Look for another one and done appearance.
    Toni Blowmo ,, SO CLUTCH !!!!!!!!!!

  33. Tony Romo — QB, 2003-present
    Who He Is: a player whose every mistake is the lead highlight on SportsCenter, and whose career is remembered more for a dropped snap, trip to Mexico and dating Jessica Simpson. Oh, his 7.9 yards per attempt are sixth ALL-TIME.

    Why Romo is Underrated: Don’t worry Romo haters, at least Romo’s passer rating sucks. It’s only 95.6, fifth ALL-TIME. Wait! He’s not a “winner.” Guessing 55-38 is a horrific record. While the Cowboys have a myriad of issues, be it offensive line, DeMarco Murray’s health, or a defense that couldn’t stop anyone last year, Romo was not the problem. He’s been a solid citizen in Dallas and a very good player, if not great. His most famous miscue — the dropped snap against the Seattle Seahawks — was bad. Too bad no one ever mentions the fact that almost no starting quarterbacks in the NFL are ever asked to hold for kicks. If Romo is really as terrible as people say he is, then why don’t people hate Quincy Carter, Chad Hutchinson or Drew Henson? Because they stunk.

    Interesting Sidenote: An explanation for Romo not being a “Top 100 player” is that he isn’t clutch, like an Eli Manning. Take a wild guess who the NFL’s active leader in fourth quarter passer rating is … as in, higher than Brady, Brees, and Eli? Yup, it’s Romo.

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