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

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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.

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58 Responses to “Tony Romo: This is one of the most complete teams I’ve been around”
  1. raidingtexas says: Jun 27, 2013 3:41 PM

    Is Tony on vacation in San Fran?

  2. doomsdaydefensetx says: Jun 27, 2013 3:44 PM

    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!

  3. somekat says: Jun 27, 2013 3:47 PM

    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

  4. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 27, 2013 3:49 PM

    All that’s missing is a real Quarterback!

  5. datmilehighswagistoodamnhigh says: Jun 27, 2013 3:49 PM

    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

  6. favresweiner says: Jun 27, 2013 3:50 PM

    He says that every year.

  7. 4thquartermagic says: Jun 27, 2013 3:51 PM

    Media totally misquoted Tony.

    “This is one of the most completely overrated teams I’ve been around.”

    There. fixed.

  8. jjthesportsguy says: Jun 27, 2013 3:53 PM

    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.

  9. ccjcsr says: Jun 27, 2013 3:55 PM

    Please don’t speak Romo let your actions and play speak for you.
    #americasteam

  10. imaduffer says: Jun 27, 2013 3:55 PM

    But, what about last years team and the team before that and so on?

  11. notoriousjebus says: Jun 27, 2013 4:02 PM

    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.

  12. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 27, 2013 4:06 PM

    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.

  13. briang123 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:06 PM

    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.

  14. wideright91 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:07 PM

    they will be “more complete” when they cut Josh Brent.

  15. vbe2 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:09 PM

    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.

  16. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jun 27, 2013 4:15 PM

    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

  17. iamthefootballjerk says: Jun 27, 2013 4:24 PM

    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.

  18. bcfalcon says: Jun 27, 2013 4:25 PM

    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.

  19. 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 for our defensive injury issues. Cowboys a coming! Go Cowboys!!

  20. seaeagle707 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:29 PM

    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?

  21. seaeagle707 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:30 PM

    Ooops! I meant “corners”.

  22. b3nz0z says: Jun 27, 2013 4:31 PM

    who cares what ziggy from the comic strip ziggy thinks?

  23. Grulks says: Jun 27, 2013 4:32 PM

    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.

  24. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jun 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    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!”

  25. boobooknocker says: Jun 27, 2013 4:35 PM

    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.

  26. starderup says: Jun 27, 2013 4:38 PM

    Tony is a true champion.

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

  27. dv1985 says: Jun 27, 2013 4:39 PM

    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 :)

  28. ambitoos says: Jun 27, 2013 4:41 PM

    You might win 10 games if your lucky. We hear the hype every year.

  29. vdogg says: Jun 27, 2013 4:45 PM

    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.

  30. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 27, 2013 4:51 PM

    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.

  31. eaglesnd18 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:02 PM

    Dallas is gonna be the team that gets shipped to London. So long “America’s Team”!!

  32. bucsfan5000 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:03 PM

    And he’ll choke again week 17 with the playoffs on the line.

  33. irishgary says: Jun 27, 2013 5:11 PM

    and the QB is a complete idiot

  34. vincentbojackson says: Jun 27, 2013 5:16 PM

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

  35. zman59 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:19 PM

    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.

  36. peopletrains says: Jun 27, 2013 5:29 PM

    And by complete he means complete waste of time.

  37. kristakay1 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:32 PM

    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?????????????????????

  38. larceneaux78 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:44 PM

    Smh while lmfao

  39. bamboozle99 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:45 PM

    Same story every off-season. Cowboys are the best.

  40. In the Weeds says: Jun 27, 2013 5:56 PM

    As a Cowboys fan since 1966, when I read the headline, all I wondered was what was Tony Romo doing in Green Bay?

  41. starfan79 says: Jun 27, 2013 5:58 PM

    #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!

  42. SparkyGump says: Jun 27, 2013 6:01 PM

    Did they sign the 49er’s O-line? Romo must be drinking Jerry’s kool-aid again.

  43. str8cashhomey says: Jun 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    The haters get furious at these kinds of articles…it’s hilarious.

  44. pintadera2000 says: Jun 27, 2013 6:25 PM

    is that Jeff Foxworthy coaching up the qbs?

  45. redsoxu571 says: Jun 27, 2013 6:27 PM

    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.

  46. gweetarman says: Jun 27, 2013 6:45 PM

    All they really need is a QB.

  47. bluenose1965 says: Jun 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    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!!!!

  48. kabasaman says: Jun 27, 2013 6:51 PM

    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.

  49. damcmp says: Jun 27, 2013 7:04 PM

    Well Tony…just look at teams you have been around! Duh!

  50. themightywhitey says: Jun 27, 2013 7:07 PM

    as a cowboy fan ….Romo needs to not speak to the press again and just play because his mouth seems to write some bad checks

  51. sampsonswag01 says: Jun 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    Mediocrity never sounded so fluid.

  52. flavordave says: Jun 27, 2013 7:41 PM

    Was he hanging with Chip Kelly and his 11 headed offensive monster machine?

  53. jimmylions says: Jun 27, 2013 8:21 PM

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

  54. jsrdc says: Jun 27, 2013 8:22 PM

    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…….

  55. wildman54 says: Jun 27, 2013 9:01 PM

    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.

  56. contraisloosebuthole says: Jun 28, 2013 1:08 AM

    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.

  57. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 28, 2013 12:28 PM

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

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

  58. pascal1423 says: Jul 5, 2013 3:00 PM

    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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