Jacobs on Romo: "I don't think he's that good a passer"

NFL_romo1.jpgTony Romo has endured his share of critics this offseason:  Terence Newman, Terrell Owens, and uh, Eminem

It’s time to add Brandon Jacobs to the list.

In an interview with Brandon Tierney on ESPN 1050 in New York (via the Blue Screen), the enjoyably honest Giants running back admitted he’s not impressed with the Cowboys starter.

“I don’t think he’s that good a passer, to be honest with you,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs believes that Romo can’t survive as a pure pocket passer.  Much of Romo’s success comes while improvising on the run.

“I’m not a fan of Tony Romo, no.  Keep him in the pocket, he’s not that good. . . . His luck will be gone sooner or later.  If you were to keep Tony Romo in the pocket he’s not that effective.”

Romo’s sudden status as the league pinata, among Cowboys fans and others, has probably gone too far.  (Yes, thanks, I’m aware the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game under Romo.) 

While he’s not Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, Romo has consistently produced at a high level since taking over as the Dallas starter in 2006.

Romo is fourth in NFL history in career yards per attempt with an 8.1 average.  The three names in front of him: Otto Graham, Sid Luckman, and Norm Van Brocklin.  (Although none of them have ever dated Jessica Simpson.)

Romo won’t have to wait long to try to prove Jacobs wrong: The Giants will help open the Cowboys’ new stadium in Week Two.
 

113 responses to “Jacobs on Romo: "I don't think he's that good a passer"

  1. 4576 days since the Cowboys won a playoff game. That dates way before Romo.

  2. He produces really well in September and October. Later in the season, not so much.

  3. Jacobs isn’t saying anything the rest of the league doesn’t already know. Romo is very ineffective when not moving around in the pocket.

  4. With TO gone, Romo is going to figure out really quick that recievers are not open as much, since defenses will not be placing a big emphasis on one reciever.

  5. Weee fun with numbers….
    You do know how averages work dontya?
    You notice that the other guys you listed have 10 years of stats?? Romo has 3…and he’s declining
    2006 8.6
    2007 8.1
    2008 7.7
    Career 8.1
    If we project Romo to 10 years with the annual decrease he’s showing of (-0.45 yds per attempt) he ends up with a whopping 6.57 Career rating….where’s that put him?

  6. This from a guy who isn’t even close to an everydown back and couldn’t stay health to be one if he was.

  7. Romo should simply respond that he doesn’t take sh*t from someone who has bricks for hands. I’m a Giants fan to the core, but BJake should not be commenting on anybody’s ability to throw the ball when he can’t even catch a cold.

  8. I have to agree with Jacobs here. Romo is not that good. His luck will run out quickly.

  9. Jacobs is right….Romo has made some crazy plays but never when it really counts…ex: Giants Cowboys playoff game when he shat the bed!!

  10. “Tony Romo has endured his share of critics this offseason: Terence Newman, Terrell Owens, and uh, Eminem.”
    ————————
    Yeah, Artie Lange didn’t make that list.. Mmmkay.

  11. I just want to see how he does now that TO is gone. I’m willing to bet his numbers will dip.

  12. “Artie Lange didn’t make that list.”
    Why should he, when the bulk of his criticism was “his name rhymes with homo”?
    Bottom line is Romo’s like 5-2 against the Giants. That’s Jacobs’ main problem. I believe that Jacobs was personally responsible for one of those losses when Roy Williams popped him in his big mouth and made him fumble on the one inch line. And who could forget Jacobs flopping like a sissy so he could draw a 15 yard unsportsmanline conduct penalty because a Cowboys player touched him on the shoulder after a play?

  13. Last year, two rookie QB’s made post-season appearances, including one making it to the division play-off game. The closest Romo’s been to a play-off game was his career defining, humiliating fumble of the snap on a game winning field goal. I can still see that hillbilly sitting by himself on the turf, embarrassing the once prideful star logo on the helmet which hung shamefully in his hands. Yeah…, Romo’s not that good.

  14. I agree with Jacobs that like every other player who has worn the star on his helmet, Romo is overrated (see Irvin, Michael). Still, his criticism is the exact same thing that’s been said about Ben Roethlisberger, and I gurantee that Jacobs would rather have 7 in front of him than Peyton’s little brother.

  15. Jacobs is spot on with his analysis. There will be no doubt of it this year without TO.

  16. While I agree with Jacobs on Romo, I would like to know what he really thinks about his QB?, because Eli is not that great either.

  17. One carry for two yards and 0 TDs.
    Two carries for two yards and 1 TD.
    Ten carries for 40 yards and 1 TD.
    Five carries for 29 yards and 0 TDs.
    Six carries for 26 yards and 0 TDs.
    24 carries for 95 yards and 0 TDs.
    14 carries for 54 yards and 1 TD.
    17 carries for 117 yards and one TD.
    0 carries for 0 yards and 0 TDs.
    That’s Brandon Jacobs’ lifetime performance against the Cowboys. Jacobs is much better at talking than he is at playing.

  18. Look Romo is 5-10 in December, and hasn’t even won a playoff game. And i do believe he blew that playoff game the cowboys should have won on a botched field goal that he caused. Yes he plays well the first 12 weeks but he’s a choke artist the last 4 and into the postseason. Not to mention Brandon Jacobs has a super bowl under his belt and multiple playoff wins. Shut up whiney cowboy fans, Jacobs is right and will be until Romo proves otherwise.

  19. # jbwbubba says: July 9, 2009 5:10 PM
    This from a guy who isn’t even close to an everydown back and couldn’t stay health to be one if he was.
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    Funny, that guy who isn’t even close to an everydown back has a superbowl ring to show for it. The only way Romo gets a ring is if he promises to make Jessica Simpson stop her music career. Brandon Jacobs also has sported back to back 1,000 year seasons in spite of the the injuries. Finally, how many backs have recently averaged 5.0 yards or better in back to back seasons.

  20. “The closest Romo’s been to a play-off game was his career defining, humiliating fumble of the snap on a game winning field goal.”
    So being in a playoff game is the closest he’s been to a playoff game? You gotta stop drinking that foofy swill import beer, heinekenfun. It’s made you stupid.

  21. It’s funny to read every one’s comment yet none of you play in the NFL. Even if Romo never wins a Superbowl which is the main goal he will have made more money than any of us will make in our lives. Plus his making sweet love to Jessica Simpson, humped Carry Underwood. Don’t act like none of you have gave it a tug thinking about either one. Now all of you get back to work. No wonder our economy sucks.

  22. I’m not a Cowboys fan, EVER! But I’m a Romo fan. Cowboys sucked before he ever came to town. I don’t believe in trashing people, the way I see it…shut-up and play your position and let your play speak. That way you don’t have to bash someone else to look good.

  23. You can prove anything you want with statistics, except the truth.
    Winston Churchill

  24. Romo’s stats v Giants:
    89-141 1320 yards 12 tds 7 ints 100.7 rating
    ……If jacobs thinks Romo is bad….He must really think the Giants Defense sucks…Romo wishes he can play the Giants EVERY WEEK!!!!!!!

  25. Romo needs to get his mind out of the furry hole and concentrate on the game. He sucks though.

  26. “If we project Romo to 10 years with the annual decrease he’s showing of (-0.45 yds per attempt) he ends up with a whopping 6.57 Career rating….where’s that put him?”
    Better than a lot of QBs, including Eli Manning and Jason Campbell, and 0.23 behind McNabb. But McNabb’s YPA average has been declining at a greater rate (8.4 in ’06 to 6.9 in ’08) for the last three seasons so he would probably stay ahead of McNabb in that period of time. Of course we’re comparing an undrafted guy to three first round draft picks, and two of them were drafted in the top 2 overall.

  27. Hey Brandon Jacobs, last time I checked you couldn’t gain a yard on a critical 3rd and 1 when it mattered against the Eagles in a playoff game.
    So, by your own critique I guess you would say that you aren’t a good running back, correct?

  28. “Funny, that guy who isn’t even close to an everydown back has a superbowl ring to show for it.”
    ooooh, wow! Doesn’t change the fact that he’s never lasted a full season and this supposed “big, physical bruiser” has never had more than 219 carries in a season. But yeah he ran 14 times for 42 yards in the Super Bowl so I think he should be inducted into the HoF like yesterday.

  29. Yeah, maybe so. But, as I recall the last time Mr Jacobs played ‘ not Mr ‘not that good of a passer’ Romo spanked Mr Jacobs team 20-8.
    seems to me Mr Jacobs should critique his own running ability before he branches out to other positions and other teams.

  30. # nat2004jer says: July 9, 2009 6:36 PM
    It’s funny to read every one’s comment yet none of you play in the NFL. Even if Romo never wins a Superbowl which is the main goal he will have made more money than any of us will make in our lives. Plus his making sweet love to Jessica Simpson, humped Carry Underwood. Don’t act like none of you have gave it a tug thinking about either one. Now all of you get back to work. No wonder our economy sucks.
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    You don’t have to play in the NFL to be fully proficient in understanding football. I am happy for Romo that he “Humped Carrie Underwood, and is making sweet love to Jessica Simpson”. But I don’t think those are part of his contract. Personally, I would have stayed with Carrie. Fact is, Romo is not a bad QB. He is better than average. He just fades down the stretch in the season. Yet, he is receiving all of the blame. No one is calling out Jason Garrett and his offense. Midway through the 2007 season, defensive coordinators figured him out, and the Cowboys have not been the same since minus a game here and a game there. Garrett is the problem. Not Romo. No, I am not a Cowboys fan.

  31. Jacobs has a superbowl ring.. while Romo has um.. wait.. hm.. sorry i couldnt think of anything Romo has ever done in his career to deserve all the accolades he’s ever gotten.. It’s gonna be funny to hear all the bandwagon Romo fans from ESPN jump off and just trash him all the season and the Cowladies will have to wait another decade to win a playoff game..

  32. Ok, so the Romo’s Team won 20-8 in one of their meetings. Forget to mention the 35-14 whipping they Giants gave the Cowboys in the other meeting? How convenient is that. And as for Jacobs stats in the superbowl? What is Romo’s stats? 0-0, 0 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 super bowls played in, due to 0 playoff wins. I rather take 42 yards in a superbowl win than watch it on TV at home while listening to Jessica debate which came first, football or blond highlights.

  33. When Romo throws his frist touchdown against the Giants this year, he should pull a sharpie out of his sock, sign the ball, and walk it over to Brandon Jacobs.

  34. brewcrewe says:
    “Romo wishes he can play the Giants EVERY WEEK!!!!!!!”
    Not as much as the Giants wish they could play the Cowboys every playoff game!!!
    That said, I hate when guys on offense rip another player on offense. You never play straight up against that guy, so it’s just mouthing off. If a defensive player talks about a QB, then that’s fair. He can either prove it out on the field or be made to look the fool. Whn Jacobs is lining up on the DL or playing DB, then talk about Romo. Otherwise, keep it shut and do what you’re paid to do – run.

  35. Panvelrei says:
    “Hey Brandon Jacobs, last time I checked you couldn’t gain a yard on a critical 3rd and 1 when it mattered against the Eagles in a playoff game.”
    Hey Panvelrei, last time I checked your team couldn’t win a single Super Bowl despite the rest of the NFC East having won 11. 25 % of all Super Bowls won by a NFC East team, and, yet, the Eagles haven’t won one in the 43 years the game’s been played. Your team does hold the record for a starting QB blowing chunks on the field, though.

  36. Askum,
    Dan Marino doesn’t have a Superbowl ring either.
    A SuperBowl ring doesn’t necessarily mean you are the best of the best who ever played and have an inherent right to criticize other players.
    LOL, Mark Rypien, Jim McMahon, and Trent Dilfer have SB rings — clearly that makes them great QBs – right?

  37. Jacobs has a superbowl ring.. while Romo has um.. wait.. hm.. sorry i couldnt think of anything Romo has ever done in his career to deserve all the accolades he’s ever gotten.. It’s gonna be funny to hear all the bandwagon Romo fans from ESPN jump off and just trash him all the season and the Cowladies will have to wait another decade to win a playoff game..
    ———–
    Right. Jacobs has a ring, so that means he knows what he’s talking about. And what accolades are you talking about? He gets dumped on by every other sports analyst, and takes the heat for “December collapses”. Romo gets talked about (I guess some would call that accolades), because he plays for the Dallas Cowboys, and it’s trendy to bash them. Romo isn’t a perfect QB, but the only thing that he’s truly guilty of is taking a shity Cowboys team going no where with Drew Bledsoe, and turning them into a competitive playoff team. I mean really. If he holds on to that football in Seattle, does that realistically make him a better qb? Of course not, but you’ll hear the same regurgitated crap from fans of other teams cause they have nothing better to do than comment on the Dallas Cowboys.

  38. It is funny to hear Jacobs state that Romo is not a good passer…has he seen the guy handing him the ball??? Eli is no better (and may be worse than Romo).
    Face it the Giants are winners of the 2 luckiest Super Bowls in history (Bills and Pats).

  39. Jacobs isnt even that good of a running back, so I find it funny that he’s putting down Romo.
    And for those idiot Giant fans that brag about Jacobs having a ring – big deal…. last I checked Dominic Rhodes, Michael Pittman, and Melwelde Moore all have rings too. Jacobs sucks.

  40. VoxVeritas said: “Jacobs is much better at talking than he is at playing.”
    Actually, when I looked at the stats you listed, they didn’t look too shabby to me. After summarizing them, it turns out in his career against the Cowboys, he’s averaging 4.6 yards a carry.

  41. jjared1101 says: “Romo isn’t a perfect QB, but the only thing that he’s truly guilty of is taking a shity Cowboys team going no where with Drew Bledsoe, and turning them into a competitive playoff team. I mean really. If he holds on to that football in Seattle, does that realistically make him a better qb? Of course not, but you’ll hear the same regurgitated crap from fans of other teams cause they have nothing better to do than comment on the Dallas Cowboys. ”
    Hahaha… Yep, we have nothing better to do then to bash the Cowboys. We love it because maybe we are sick of all of the excuse making, we have 5 rings and you don’t fools.
    If he did this and if he did that…. How about IF he wasn;t a chocke artist or IF he cared about football more or IF he was a man and his GM did not have to fire big bad TO… If Schmiff – fact is he sucks and you make excuses.

  42. jjared1101 says: Jacobs has a superbowl ring
    Hmmm, Jacobs ran 14 times for 42 yards with no TDs in that superbowl. lEts not give him too much credit. If you want to give credit to anyone, try Tuck, Osi, and Strahan.
    And you sound like a stinking Cowboys fan… He has a ring and he doesn’t. Get a clue and judge players on how good they are not how good 52 other players, a bunch of coaches, and a GM are. Use your head.
    And yes, Eli is not that much better than Romo but he is better.

  43. east96st says: Hey Panvelrei, last time I checked your team couldn’t win a single Super Bowl despite the rest of the NFC East having won 11. 25 % of all Super Bowls won by a NFC East team, and, yet, the Eagles haven’t won one in the 43 years the game’s been played. Your team does hold the record for a starting QB blowing chunks on the field, though.

    ****
    THought you were better than that. McNabb was A LOT BETTER than Eli in the SB against the same team. Look at their numbers. Ok, he blew chunks… So what – he is better than Eli and Romo. Yeah yeah yeah, we know the NFC east won 25% blah blah bla blah. So what we have heard you say that many times. Who cares. I care about last year and this current year and last year the Eagles were WAY better than the Cowboys and Giants. End of story. Hope they are this year too and I think that they will be.

  44. mborz says:
    Actually, when I looked at the stats you listed, they didn’t look too shabby to me. After summarizing them, it turns out in his career against the Cowboys, he’s averaging 4.6 yards a carry.
    ****
    Agree with Vox here…. If those stats do not look too shabby, you are a fool.

  45. Obviously, being the Dallas Cowboys makes you a target of criticism. If Romo played for Tampa, Carolina, Jacksonville, or any other team with a small fan base he would be exalted. Many people hate everything about the Cowboys because of there success in the past and the amount of fans they have from all parts of the country. Only 4 other teams have had close to success the Cowboys had….Steelers, 49ers, Packers and the Pats. Obviously like the Yankees and Lakers, the more people who love you, the more people who envy and resent you. After all counting Favre, I can only count 6 active QB’s who started on a super bowl winning team. Nobody is giving the other 26 starting QB’s this much grief….final thought..I can think of another quarterback everyone once called a choke artist….Peyton Manning.

  46. Romo is a choke artist, Eli is a lucky choke artist, over rated and always hated. HAIL !

  47. Hahaha… Yep, we have nothing better to do then to bash the Cowboys. We love it because maybe we are sick of all of the excuse making, we have 5 rings and you don’t fools.
    If he did this and if he did that…. How about IF he wasn;t a chocke artist or IF he cared about football more or IF he was a man and his GM did not have to fire big bad TO… If Schmiff – fact is he sucks and you make excuses.
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    @Smush
    First off. The only people talking about Super Bowl rings on here are Giant fans claiming that Brandon Jacobs has more credibility cause he won one.Secondly, all of those “IF’s” are your opinions. Thirdly, what are you talking about? You’re making my point! ” He has a ring and he doesn’t. Get a clue and judge players on how good they are not how good 52 other players, a bunch of coaches, and a GM are. Use your head.” MY POINT EXACTLY! Romo IS a good player whether people want to say he’s a choke artist or whatever. Basing his ability off of one play or a playoff game against the Giants in which he was not the only person at fault is not using your head. I’m not sure what you’re trying to prove here. I said in my post the Romo isn’t a perfect QB, so i’m not sure where my “excuses” are coming from. The point that the Cowboys have 5 SB’s is nothing that has ever left my mouth (key board). Sounds like you’re self conscious about it or something bro. McNabb has “choked” (his team lost an important game) more times than i care to remember, but I still recognize him as one of the top QB’s in the league. I think you maybe taking the wrong quotes from my posts.

  48. brewcrewe says:
    “Many people hate everything about the Cowboys because of there success in the past and the amount of fans they have from all parts of the country.”
    Nothing you said has had any relevance for well over a decade. It’s 2009 and the Cowboys last PLAYOF win was 1996. So, there hasn’t been ANY success for anyone to hate for since OJ went on trial.

  49. brewcrewe says:
    July 9, 2009 10:26 PM
    Obviously, being the Dallas Cowboys makes you a target of criticism. If Romo played for Tampa, Carolina, Jacksonville, or any other team with a small fan base he would be exalted. Many people hate everything about the Cowboys because of there success in the past and the amount of fans they have from all parts of the country. Only 4 other teams have had close to success the Cowboys had….Steelers, 49ers, Packers and the Pats. Obviously like the Yankees and Lakers, the more people who love you, the more people who envy and resent you. After all counting Favre, I can only count 6 active QB’s who started on a super bowl winning team. Nobody is giving the other 26 starting QB’s this much grief….final thought..I can think of another quarterback everyone once called a choke artist….Peyton Manning.
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    Someone with a brain. God bless you sir.

  50. Smush Rodrigez says:
    “Yeah yeah yeah, we know the NFC east won 25% blah blah bla blah. So what we have heard you say that many times. Who cares.”
    Let’s put it his way, Smush. You Philly boys are always bragging about regular season wins or winning a playoff game. You always say the big game doesn’t matter because Philly plays well leading up to the big game. Next time, you’re with your lady, do well MOST of the way but don’t “close the deal”. Then ask her if she thinks you should be bragging about your performance. I think she’ll tell you that while it showed promise, overall it was disappointing. The Eagles never close the deal, but yet you guys keep on bragging. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s irrelevant what regular season or playoff game you’ve won if you can never finish.

  51. you know bill in DC has a great point. The ravens won with trent dilfer and their motto all season was, “just dont lose it for us trent”. Proof that you dont have to have an mvp type QB to win it all. I think we can all agree that Romo is better than dilfer right? All i’m saying is we are gonna have a pretty good Def this year so if we use our running game more it keeps tony from having to force throws and we can (hopefully) keep a lead and not be forced to drive down and make something happen. It all starts with your D.

  52. Smush Rodrigez said: “Agree with Vox here…. If those stats do not look too shabby, you are a fool.”
    I’ll try to go slower this time. Jacobs, over his entire career is averaging 4.6 yards/rush against the Cowboys.
    Look at the average yards per rush for the Top 5 rushers last year:
    1. Adrian Peterson 4.8
    2. Michael Turner 4.5
    3. DeAngelo Williams 5.5
    4. Clinton Portis 4.3
    5. Thomas Jones 4.5
    If you really think I’m a fool for thinking 4.6 yards/carry isn’t shabby, I’d like to hear you’re reasoning behind it.

  53. # swervinmervin says: July 9, 2009 9:33 PM
    Jacobs isnt even that good of a running back, so I find it funny that he’s putting down Romo.
    And for those idiot Giant fans that brag about Jacobs having a ring – big deal…. last I checked Dominic Rhodes, Michael Pittman, and Melwelde Moore all have rings too. Jacobs sucks.
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    Yeah, all of those players do have rings. But Romo and co do not. Truth be told, Jacobs is a big reason Eli to Plax “was” such a good combination because they had to bring up defenders to stop the bruising running game of Jacobs and Ward. Without Jacobs, Ward is not fresh for the end of the game and thus the running game suffers as well as the passing game. Jacobs, is the Giants version of Marion Barber, and very important for the play action offense the Giants run. Finally, you say Jacobs is not a good running back, then how come he has averaged 5.0 yards a carry and had over a 1,000 yards each of the past two seasons. Not to mention 15 touchdowns. Bad running backs do not have those kind of numbers. I don’t agree with Jacobs. I also do not think we need to give the Cowboys ammunition for the 2nd week of the season. I think Romo is a good QB, and you will see that once Garrett is fired as Offensive Coordinator after the season. But don’t discount what Brandon Jacobs has meant to the NY Giants offense because your personally pissed off at Jacobs for answering a question about a divisional rival. I mean everyone has a F&*$ing opinion, yet you get mad at people who have one different then yours.

  54. “VoxVeritas says:
    July 9, 2009 7:02 PM
    “Funny, that guy who isn’t even close to an everydown back has a superbowl ring to show for it.”
    ooooh, wow! Doesn’t change the fact that he’s never lasted a full season and this supposed “big, physical bruiser” has never had more than 219 carries in a season. But yeah he ran 14 times for 42 yards in the Super Bowl so I think he should be inducted into the HoF like yesterday.”
    No, no, no, Vox. Sorry. Can’t let you slide on this.
    You are the FIRST guy, whenever the Eagles-Cowboys comes up, to counter with “Nyah, nyah, how many rings to the Eagles have?”.
    So, according to your own logic, this argument holds up.

  55. Romo and Jacobs won’t be on the field at the same time. However, another player Jacobs size (6’4 264) will be there.
    Brandon.
    Meet DeMarcus Ware. Again!
    Jacobs has always talked trash. Romo will still be playing in a few years when a younger Jacobs will be begging teams for a chance as a backup.
    Romo’s contract makes Brandy green with envy.

  56. Vox vagina and all other Cowboy fans, Jacobs has something Romo will never have – a fat, shiny Super Bowl ring.

  57. MrNatural says:
    “Romo will still be playing in a few years when a younger Jacobs will be begging teams for a chance as a backup.”
    Given that any player’s career can be ended by a freak injury on any play, that’s a moronic statement. Since Florio brought his name up on PFT, ask Joe Theismann about QB injuries. I hope both guys have full careers, but to talk as if you know for sure that they will is ridiculous.

  58. Romo Stats last 3 yrs eli’s stats last 3 yrs
    qb rating 94.7 79.1
    comp % 63.6 57.9
    yards 10562 6918
    td 81 69
    int 46 48
    During this time frame Eli has played in 9 more games than Romo. Despite the fact that Eli has a super bowl ring…I think his stats are mediocre at best. Yes I agree that there is more to a QB than stats, but there is more to a superbowl team than just a QB. 2 losses in the playoffs and your calling Romo a Choke artist? I guess Dan Marino, , Jim Kelley, Warren Moon and Donovon McNabb are as well. While your at it, Peyton Manning, John Elway, Roger Staughbach and Steve Young were at one time considered not to be able to win the BIG ONE. Eli cant hold any of these guys jock straps, and Romo has better numbers in the first 3 years of his career, than any of them. Wait till he mature as a QB before you judge him on a winning level.

  59. jacobs has rushed 79 times for 365 yards (yes 4.6 ypc), and 4 TDs in 9 games vs dallas. and his hard style, like marion the barbarian, gets him out of games at times. and he was a backup for some of those games. he beat them up bad twice.
    the cowboys are 10-10 in their last 20 games.
    romo could get there, but in playoff games and in desperation win to get in games… 0-3.
    and lets not forget…
    6-44*

  60. And if Jacobs doesn’t get a 5-yard running head start so he can pick up steam, he’s not a good running back. The guy is 300 pounds, but not their short-yardage back. Not to mention, he has the worst “flop” in NFL history, falling over when Bradie James lightly pushed him with one hand. Leave the flopping to the punters.

  61. “Actually, when I looked at the stats you listed, they didn’t look too shabby to me. ”
    Seriously? Yeah the per carry average looks good, but it’s less than his career average.
    Also…
    … it’s an average of 45 rushing yards per game.
    …It’s an average of 11 carries per game, and that’s a really good illustration of his general ineffectiveness against the Cowboys.
    … It’s 4 rushing TDs in 8 games played.
    Last but not least, it’s a career 3-5 record against the Cowboys, and that includes one game that Bledsoe started and let get completely out of hand before Parcells benched him.

  62. “Jacobs has a superbowl ring.. while Romo has um.. wait.. hm..”
    Irvin has three, and he thinks that Jacobs is an overrated, injury prone douchebag.

  63. “fact is he sucks and you make excuses. ”
    Yet across the board, his numbers are way better than McNabb’s. Winning percentage, too.

  64. “I care about last year and this current year and last year the Eagles were WAY better than the Cowboys and Giants.”
    Must be why they didn’t win the division and finished only a half game ahead of the Cowboys.

  65. my favorite brandon jacobs moment is when he scored in texas stadium and threw the ball at the play clock and broke one of the lights. hopefully he’ll do the same in the new stadium week 2.

  66. “If you really think I’m a fool for thinking 4.6 yards/carry isn’t shabby”
    You’re not a fool for thinking that 4.6 per carry isn’
    t shabby, you’re a fool because you think it’s the only stat that matters. Bottom line is most of those games, the Cowboys won, and they won most of the games they won because they made the Giants one-dimensional, in large part on the weight of Tony Romo’s arm.
    So you think that Jacob’s lifetime performance against the Cowboys isn’t shabby? Have you checked out Romo’s lifetime performance against the Giants? He’s pushing 70% completion rate at over 8.5 yards per attempt. His TD% against them is crazy at 6.8. Like Joe Montana lifetime vs. the Saints crazy.

  67. Sigh.
    There’s Vox again: “Nyah, nyah, Michael Irvin has three, nyah, nyah.”
    It really must suck to live in the past…far, far in the past.

  68. “the cowboys are 10-10 in their last 20 games.”
    Wow, and the Eagirls are 12-7-1 over their last 20 games and they’re the ones with the QB that was drafted #2 overall.
    And let’s not forget losing twice to the Redskins last year.
    So what’s your point?

  69. “my favorite brandon jacobs moment is when he scored in texas stadium and threw the ball at the play clock and broke one of the lights.”
    Your favorite moment is one that happened after a play? I guess that sums up Brandon Jacobs’ career. My favorite Tony Romo moment is actually the two games when he threw a combined 8 TD passes against the Giants.

  70. “No, no, no, Vox. Sorry. Can’t let you slide on this.
    You are the FIRST guy, whenever the Eagles-Cowboys comes up, to counter with “Nyah, nyah, how many rings to the Eagles have?”.
    So, according to your own logic, this argument holds up.”
    Umm, you realize that there’s a difference between comparing guy to guy and franchise to franchise, right? When have I EVER said that player A is better than player B solely because he has more Super Bowl rings?
    Never.
    Apples to oranges. You’re welcome.

  71. Mediocre talent like Brandon Jacobs, has no bussiness talking trash about a guy who has been to the pro bowl 2 out of 3 years, has been in the top 3 in passer effieciency his whole career, and has a winning record against the team that Jacobs plays for. Secondly, saying Romo is not as good when you keep him in the pocket is like saying Peyton Manning is not good on the run. Deion Sanders isn’t physical, or that Jerry Rice can’t outrun Defensive backs. Show me a quarterback that is equally as good in the pocket as he is on the run…I thought of a few…Brad Johnson…Charlie Frye…and Eli Manning….They suck equally as bad on the run as they do in the pocket. 3 years from now, people will say what was that big guys name that played running back for the Giants….and people will still be saying that Romo is overrated, but the fact that say he is overrated means that he is excelling. After all nobody calls Brad Johnson overrated because he sucks.

  72. VoxVeritas says:
    “Have you checked out Romo’s lifetime performance against the Giants? He’s pushing 70% completion rate at over 8.5 yards per attempt. His TD% against them is crazy at 6.8. Like Joe Montana lifetime vs. the Saints crazy.”
    With the notable exception that if Joe Montana had 10 other Pro Bowl players on his team playing at home against a team he was statistically dominant over, he would have won the playoff game easily. Romo didn’t. Stats don’t mean s**t if you’re watching the Super Bowl on TV. The reality is 2007 was the easiest road to the Super Bowl that Dallas had and they blew it. And Tony’s mistakes at crucial points in the game were a part of that. It wasn’t all his fault, but in a game decided in the last seconds, any mistake is one too many.

  73. How did Michael Irvin make it into this conversation? Dude has more arrests than Romo has playoff wins. Yeah, Romo played well against the Giants in a few regular season games, but choked when it mattered the most (Playoffs in January of 2008). If the Cowboy fan’s biggest claim to fame for Tony Romo is how well he has played in a few regular season games is fine by me. I guess when success has been so few and far in between you guys have to cling to any upside you can. Fair or not, Romo will always be remembered as the guy who chokes in the Late regular season/playoffs UNTIL he wins a meaningful game. 44-6 rings a bell. As does fumbling the snap so the kicker could not make the kick against the Seahawks and laying a dud against the Giants in the playoffs. Face it, you guys are living off the fumes of the 90’s success. Perhaps when they fire that bumbling Wade Phillips and that way overrated OC in Jason Garrett, the Cowboys can hire a good coach. But until that happens, enjoy your 3rd or 4th place finish in the division again this year.

  74. Romo’s completion percentage is 60.5 against the Giants. 6 games (really 5 1/2): 107-177, 1521 yds, 14 TDs, 8 picks, 4 fumbles. Nothing crazy. He’s 4-1 as a starter though, which is terrific. The only game he lost was the playoff game.
    Jacobs is 4-4 vs. Dallas. In 8 games (one of which he left in the first quarter with a leg injury) he was 79-365 (4.62 avg) with 4 TDs and a fumble.
    It will be interesting to see this year with the Giants upgrading on defense and the Cowboys “adding by subtracting” on offense how things play out.

  75. “Your favorite moment is one that happened after a play?”
    Vox you missed the part where he SCORED and then broke the play clock.
    My favorite Romo moment ends with R.W. McQuarters running off the field with the football in the playoffs.

  76. Brandon Jacobs commenting on Romo. HA that’s a hoot. The big buffoon probably can’t spell Tony Romo. I would take Tony as QB over most QB in the league today, including GOOFY…I mean shELI. Without the defense that the Giants had shELI would be considered a bust!!!
    Brandon is nothing without a small speedy RB to complement him. He can’t carry the load. If the vagiants had an average defense and had to throw more to play catch up and if they did not have a great o-line… Brandon ‘s contribution would be marginal at best . His top heavy frame makes him prone to fumbles near the goal line.

  77. I love the summer months. When Vox Veritas is out and loud and proud. Too bad we won’t see him much in December and not at all in January and February. Just like Tony Romo. Coincidence? I think not.

  78. You are an idiot Tosh. Eli has a super bowl ring, accompanied with his beautiful touchdown pass to Plax at the end of the game. You say Jacobs is nothing without a speedy RB to compliment him? Um, most of the good teams implement the two running back system. Also, outside of Barry Sanders, how many running backs have good seasons with a crappy offensive line? One more thing Tosh, Eli will never be considered a bust. He has a Superbowl Ring and a division title in back to back seasons. When was the last time Romo accomplished that? You take your Romo, and I will take a guy with proven results in big games. Its sad that so many Cowboy fans stand up for a QB who is nothing more than a solid stat person. In a Fantasy Football league, I would take Romo too. In the real world, I would pass on Romo for other QB’s.

  79. I looked up situational stats on Romo,and I needed someone to compare them to, so I chose……ELI..Since the argument is that he chokes, I used stats that are used to determine a QB’s ability under pressure…here they are.
    THESE ARE QB RATINGS
    ON 3 AND LONG
    ROMO-98.9
    ELI-88.5
    FINAL 2 MIN OF A 1/2
    ROMO-106.1
    ELI-90.4
    WHILE TRAILING
    ROMO-87.1
    ELI-75.8
    I also looked up the numbers on the QB’s widely considered elite:Peyton, Brady, Big Ben, and Romo while trailing has a better rating than all but 1……Big Ben…Ben’s rating is the only one I could find where the QB is actually better while trailing..91.9…versus 90.3 while winning.
    If the argument is whether Romo chokes in big games…obviously every game the Cowboys play is big. The Cowboys had 3 regular season games last year alone that had more viewers than any Giants regular season or playoff game ever…(exception SuperBowl). If it is that he chokes in pressure situations…..numbers don’t lie.. He as is clutch as anybody playing. How can you judge a guys complete body of work on 2 playoff games?1 of those games, he drove his team down to score in the final seconds and set them up for a game winning field goal. Yes he dropped the snap, but why was your starting QB holding anyway?

  80. “If the argument is whether Romo chokes in big games…obviously every game the Cowboys play is big”
    Wow, that’s a pretty arrogant comment. The veiwing is because the Cowboys have the largest bandwagon fanbase of all time.
    But what Jacobs said is not true. Romo has like a 93 passer rating in the pocket, and is great at escapability. Any Giants fan who denies that has not watched that many recent giants/cowboys games.
    I always like riving up the rivalries, but Brandon, being on the offensive side of the ball, probably should not have made this comment unless there is a player on the defense to back him up since they will be the ones dealing with Romo come week 2. Should be a good one…

  81. “He as is clutch as anybody playing. How can you judge a guys complete body of work on 2 playoff games”
    Because being “clutch”, for the most part, is gaged on your postseason success. Every QB has their one game or two during the regular season when they make a nice comeback, but being able to beat teams that were widely considered much better then you, in 4 consecutive games, in the post season, to win a super bowl….is clutch.

  82. also i thought some giant fans might say “well what about Romo’s Stats in November and December”
    RATING IN NOVEMBER
    ROMO-119.2
    ELI-94.9
    RATING IN DECEMBER
    ROMO-71.9
    ELI-69.8
    What no one is saying, is that Eli sucks worse in December, but because the team around him picked up his slack and they won some playoff games, (despite his suckiness) he is a better december QB. The Cowboys HAVE faltered down the strectch many times over the last few years, but to say it was Romo who caused it, is wrong.
    JINTSBOWL, I am not being arrogant, every game the Cowboys play is BIG, because of the fans and also the opposing teams….Its fact, most players will admit to, when they play the Cowboys they want to play harder, because of the legacy and because the game is usually nationaly televised.

  83. So “clutch” is a switch. You can turn it on and off. What happened to the clutch switch for NY last year? Are they no longer clutch? Can other players and teams be clutch this year, when they were chokes last year? 4 CONSECUTIVE GAMES. “It is better to be lucky than good”. Guess thats what happened to Tom Brady in that superbowl, he once was “clutch” then he choked……

  84. To all you Romo haters and Eli lovers:
    Eli should be thankful he even made it to the superbowl, without that defense there’s no way he’d have been there. Until that SB season, Eli was considered a “bust” to most around the league.
    Allow me to also add that Eli is a former # 1 pick that whined and demanded a trade when he didn’t like the team that selected him.
    Romo on the other hand is a free agent, who only has two and half seasons under his belt as a starter. Romo can dominate a game, score from anywhere due to his ability to move around in the pocket and has vision lots of QB’s don’t have. Does he make mistakes, yes and some of those mistakes have cost them games.
    I think Romo is the better QB and in time will prove that.
    BTW – Eli no longer has Plaxico and we’ve seen how that worked out without a big play/threat WR.
    Will be interesting to see how they both perform without their #1 favorite targets. But, I’m betting on Romo.
    Just my $.02, carry on.

  85. I am not sure how this became twisted towards comparing Romo and Eli. But I will say this. The person above me said that Eli would not have made it to or won a superbowl if it wasn’t for the defense. Well, hell you could say that about the Steelers past two championships. Does that make Romo a better QB than big Ben? I don’t recall the defense throwing those two fourth quarter touchdowns for Eli to knock off the undefeated Patriots. So let’s not discount Eli’s accomplishments. Is he a statistical machine? No, not at all. But he plays within the confines of the offense and is not asked to put up Peyton or Brady type numbers. Now, I agree with Beer Money, I don’t like how Eli whined about not wanting to be with San Diego. But that was 5 years ago and it is time to let that go. He has done nothing since then to ruin his image. And yes, up until his superbowl year, he was closer to a bust than a clutch performer, but hey players grow up and step up when given the opportunity. And when Tiki Barber left the off-season before, he finally had the chance to become the leader.
    Now with regards to the comment that EVERY Cowboys game is big. That is such crap! Just because the Cowboys have a big fan base, does not make every game a BIG game. Big games are when their is something important on the line. I look at the Cowboys schedule last year and I would hardly classify their wins over Cleveland or Cincinnati as big. Nor do I consider the mid-season embarrassment to the St. Louis Rams as a big game. It was a costly game, but not a big game. I would however, consider the games against the Steelers, Giants, and Ravens at the end of the season as big games. But none as big as the Week 17 loss to the Eagles when the playoffs were on the line. Those were big games. So 1-3 down the stretch is not playing well in Big games. I will grant you this… The defense let the team down in the Ravens game. However, the Eagles and Steeler’s games were not his best showing.
    Finally, to the person who said we can not judge his clutch performances on Romo’s two playoff games? What else are we suppose to base it off of? Pick a copy of Madden and see how he does then? His December and January record is what we have to go on. I personally like Romo. I feel has been let down by the coaching change for Wade Phillips, and I strongly disagree with anyone who feels Jason Garrett is a good OCoord. Romo will bounce back when they have an actual head coach and OCoord. who know what they are doing. Wade needs to stick with what he does best and that is DCoord. Garrett as a QB Coach, and they need a true # WR. Roy Williams will be the best #2 WR in the league if they can find a good #1.

  86. Lucky5927, Well said and I agree with you on most things.
    My point to the comparison of Romo and Eli is the fact that Eli DOES NOT have the ability to carry a team on his shoulders, and for that matter, nor does Big Ben. In my opinion, Romo has that ability, with the right HC and OC.
    My jury on Jason Garrett is still out, 6,7,8 games into the season I started blaming him Garrett for everything. This season will define his ability as an OC, much less a HC.
    Every game for the Cowboys is a big game, as most games are nationally televisied and most opponents are “gunning” for Dallas, due to the hype.
    Also agree with you in the fact, that Dec & Jan wins are more important than Sept & Oct numbers. But, Romo has done some amazing things in his short career and hopefully he will be able to grow and become a an “elite” QB.
    Roy Williams – I think can be a #1 reveiver with the talent Dallas has in Jason Witten (Best TE in Football), Felix Jones and some decent play calling. Keep in mind Roy has better hands than T.O. ever dreamed of and is as fast, if not faster than T.O. Not to mention, the BS that comes with T.O.
    Good conversation. Time to hit the Bar.

  87. Fact is that most GM’s would trade their QB for Romo. A quarterback that is only 3 years into a so far stellar career. There is NO quarterback with 5 years or less starting experience that is as accomplished as Romo. You hate him because:
    1. He plays for the Cowboys.
    2. He is statistically very good.
    3. He dates celebrities.
    4. He dominates headlines.
    5. HE PLAYS FOR THE COWBOYS!!
    If Romo played for your teams, you would celebrate his entire catalog. And for my money it doesn’t get any better than watching him beat your team, whoever that may be.
    By the way, Eli has never had a good year. Yes, he has a superbowl ring, but so does Brad Johnson.

  88. Arrogance will get you no where Brew Crewe. I am a football fan and follow all teams subjectively. So no, I do not hate Romo for any reason. Especially, for your surprisingly similar reasons #1 and # 5. Stats are great for fantasy football, but don’t always add to the win column. I am not a fan of Jessica Simpson and actually feel bad that Romo dumped Carrie Underwood for Simpson. The headlines you speak of are…..??? That he went on a trip the week before the Giants playoff game in January of 08, or the fact he is working on his golf game, or that he and T.O. did not get along? Or is it the headlines that he struggles in December and January? I am not jealous of that level of scrutiny. In fact if you google Tony Romo’s name, the first two choices that Googles guesses for you is 1. Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson and 2. Tony Romo cheating.
    Finally, Romo’s first 5 years include 3 years without starting a game, and two years where he started a total of 26 games. 55 touchdowns and 32 interceptions in 5 seasons. I believe Brady had nearly that number of TD’s in one season. So when you break that down into over a 5 year period, Romo averaged 11 touchdowns and just over 6 interceptions a season. Do you even know that Romo is going into his 7th season? Not his 4th. So before you start bragging on Romo’s first 3 seasons in the NFL, make sure he started a game. One more thing, Sure Brad Johnson has a Superbowl ring. So does Eli Manning. Manning also something called Superbowl MVP Award. Let’s just name a few other people who have won that award: John Elway, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Kurt Warner, and Tom Brady. Funny, I didn’t see Brad Johnson’s name or Tony Romo’s on that list. So yes, lots of players win superbowl rings, but how many people win an MVP award against the first ever 18-0 team to play in the superbowl.

  89. Beer Money, I hope you are right about Roy Williams. My brother is a Lions fan ( I know I feel sorry for him too), so I watched Williams a lot as a lion. He had one great season (in which Mike Furrey also played great), and a couple ok ones. To me, Williams reminds me of the second coming of Alvin Harper. He is talented and no doubt can play. I personally was surprised he was awarded such a large contract extension before proving himself over a full season as a Cowboy starter. I feel Miles Austin will have a very good year and will take some of the pressure off of Williams. And of course you can not forget about Witten.
    As I mentioned earlier, I believe you will need to get a strong figure in as Head Coach with a QB Friendly OC in order to see Romo achieve his full potential. He has been very good, but has to work on his consistency. So, it seems we are in agreement there. So who do you think the Cowboys will go after once Wade is gone? I feel Cowher would be a great choice. If he can convince his family to move to Texas. Seems he is waiting on the Panthers job to open up. The thing about Garrett that worries me, is that his second half adjustments do not seem to work for more than a drive or two. I also feel the Cowboys need to start transitioning that Offensive line with some talented youthful starters. Not much depth there.

  90. Lucky5927,
    I apologize for the misquote. I am aware Romo sat for 3 seasons. I meant to say 1st 3 seasons as a starter.
    As for the SB MVP thing, Mark Rypien, Dexter Jackson, and Larry Brown. Actually Eli’s name fits well there.
    And stats do contribute to the win/loss column every week. These stats to name a few:
    TD, 1st downs, Int., fumb., yards, avg. per att.
    Just because a quarterback loses a game he dominated, does not mean stats don’t control the outcome of a game. Football is a team sport.
    Also I a have never met a man who follows all teams subjectively. Everyone likes a team more than others, and hates a team more than others. Life would suck if every game I watched, I wasn’t pulling for one team or another. That is what football is about. Example: I hate the Eagles, and I hate the Giants, but if the Eagles play the Giants…and depending on their records, I root for the Eagles. Maybe all you know about football is fantasy football. You are 1 of those guys who say “I dont root for teams, I root for players I like”. Being a DIEHARD fan of a team is nice. We are part of a brotherhood.

  91. brewcrewe says: July 11, 2009 9:26 AM
    Lucky5927,
    I apologize for the misquote. I am aware Romo sat for 3 seasons. I meant to say 1st 3 seasons as a starter.
    As for the SB MVP thing, Mark Rypien, Dexter Jackson, and Larry Brown. Actually Eli’s name fits well there.
    And stats do contribute to the win/loss column every week. These stats to name a few:
    TD, 1st downs, Int., fumb., yards, avg. per att.
    Just because a quarterback loses a game he dominated, does not mean stats don’t control the outcome of a game. Football is a team sport.
    Also I a have never met a man who follows all teams subjectively. Everyone likes a team more than others, and hates a team more than others. Life would suck if every game I watched, I wasn’t pulling for one team or another. That is what football is about. Example: I hate the Eagles, and I hate the Giants, but if the Eagles play the Giants…and depending on their records, I root for the Eagles. Maybe all you know about football is fantasy football. You are 1 of those guys who say “I dont root for teams, I root for players I like”. Being a DIEHARD fan of a team is nice. We are part of a brotherhood.
    ********************************************
    I do root for some teams more than other (I am a Giants fan), but when I say I follow teams subjectively, I mean I do not let my passion for my team to interfere with how I view the rest of the league. I personally can not stand the Eagles or the Patriots, but my analysis of those teams is just as unbiased as my view of the G-Men. I follow football year round: The pro and college season, the draft, free agency, recruiting, etc… So my knowledge stretches beyond just the aspect of fantasy football.
    I think it is funny you mentioned those 3 guys names for the Superbowl MVP award. Especially since Jackson and Brown were not even Quarterbacks. And for Rypien, he had 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions that year. Statistically a very big year for an early 90’s Joe Gibbs offense. One quarterback example out of Aikman, Montana, Young, Brady, Warner, Rypien, Peyton Manning, Elway; says more about Rypien’s accomplishments than it does about the lack of prestige surrounding the award.
    I agree with your comment on “Just because a quarterback loses a game he dominated, does not mean stats don’t control the outcome of a game. Football is a team sport”. I made those same arguments to friends this past spring when everyone was dogging Jay Cutler’s accomplishments because his overall record was below 500. Forgetting that his defense let him down many times. So I am not blind to statistical accomplishments. Romo’s biggest downfall last season (and I hate to say T.O. was on to something), was that he locks onto Witten too often. The flip side of that is T.O. has lost a little skill and tends to pout during games when Romo did not pass him the ball as much. I distinctly remember the early season game against the Packers in which the Cowboys won, but T.O. was pouting because he was not getting more looks.

  92. My point on the Super Bowl MVP thing is that 1 game does not make a great player. Brett Favre and Brian Griese won SuperBowls but neither one was a Super Bowl MVP, by your criteria, neither were as good as Eli. It is a body of work over many seasons. Romo has only 3. In those 3 years he has been great. If Romo plays 9 more seasons and avg’s the same stats he has to this point, he would finish #3 all-time in yards, and #3 in toatal TD’s, and only be 37 years old. If he never wins a playoff game, those are still Hall Of Fame numbers. Marino has never won a SuperBowl or SuperBowl MVP. Is Eli a better QB than Dan Marino?

  93. I forgot to adrress Mark Rypien. Great year. Great Game, but he retired a journey man with less than 19,000 yards. No doubt he deserved the SB MVP, but my point is he did very little in football terms any other year. As a football fan, you know that if Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Troy Aikman or Joe Montana have a decent game and no one else has a once in a lifetime game(i.e. Desmond Howard, Larry Brown) they will get the MVP. They are Quarterbacks. Personally, I felt that not one individual stood out in the Giants SB. Quite a few players made 1 or 2 big plays. That was a very solid overall team. Not great at any 1 position, except D-line. Eli is a bus driver.

  94. brewcrewe says:
    July 11, 2009 11:43 AM
    My point on the Super Bowl MVP thing is that 1 game does not make a great player. Brett Favre and Brian Griese won SuperBowls but neither one was a Super Bowl MVP, by your criteria, neither were as good as Eli. It is a body of work over many seasons. Romo has only 3. In those 3 years he has been great. If Romo plays 9 more seasons and avg’s the same stats he has to this point, he would finish #3 all-time in yards, and #3 in toatal TD’s, and only be 37 years old. If he never wins a playoff game, those are still Hall Of Fame numbers. Marino has never won a SuperBowl or SuperBowl MVP. Is Eli a better QB than Dan Marino?
    ______________________________
    Brewcrewe,
    Is that a fair comparison, Griese didn’t even play in the game. Wasn’t he a back-up to Elway?
    I think everyone would agree that the ultimate goal in football is to win the Super Bowl. Having said that, I’ve never understood why people discount / discredit certain players for never winning SB’s but have amazing careers. I.E.: The Great Dan Marino.
    Lucky’s point is that Eli is a better QB because he won a SB and was MVP, versus say Romo, Cutler or Rivers, whom I contend are all better than Eli, as my personal opinion is that Eli Manning is at best a serviceable QB. And no longer has Plaxico as a big play WR.

  95. Lucky5927 says:
    July 11, 2009 12:24 AM
    Beer Money, I hope you are right about Roy Williams. My brother is a Lions fan ( I know I feel sorry for him too), so I watched Williams a lot as a lion. He had one great season (in which Mike Furrey also played great), and a couple ok ones. To me, Williams reminds me of the second coming of Alvin Harper. He is talented and no doubt can play. I personally was surprised he was awarded such a large contract extension before proving himself over a full season as a Cowboy starter. I feel Miles Austin will have a very good year and will take some of the pressure off of Williams. And of course you can not forget about Witten.
    As I mentioned earlier, I believe you will need to get a strong figure in as Head Coach with a QB Friendly OC in order to see Romo achieve his full potential. He has been very good, but has to work on his consistency. So, it seems we are in agreement there. So who do you think the Cowboys will go after once Wade is gone? I feel Cowher would be a great choice. If he can convince his family to move to Texas. Seems he is waiting on the Panthers job to open up. The thing about Garrett that worries me, is that his second half adjustments do not seem to work for more than a drive or two. I also feel the Cowboys need to start transitioning that Offensive line with some talented youthful starters. Not much depth there.
    __________________________________
    Honestly, I don’t know exactly what went wrong last year with the passing game, but my guess is that is was a number of things.
    1.) Roy’s lack of experience in this offense.
    2.) Play calling / scheme. I think Garrett’s offense was without question exposed, especially the last 4-5 games by the top 3-4 defenses in the league.
    3.) T.O. – I’m not sure how much trouble he caused in the locker room or in the huddle, but it was enough to release him.
    Head Coach – Honestly, I’d like to Shanahan here next year, always been a fan of his. I think he’s one of the best. Cowher, not so much. I’m not discrediting Cowher for what he accomplished but I wonder what his career would’ve been without Dick LeBeau.
    Offensive Line – Absolutely disagree with you on this one. Dallas has an extremely talented line. As with parts of the offense last season, the scheme was more of a problem than talent. Dallas missed Sparano last year, bigtime.

  96. Oops, I meant Bob Griese not Brian Greiese. Brian Griese does not belong in this conversation.

  97. Lucky5927 says:
    “I also feel the Cowboys need to start transitioning that Offensive line with some talented youthful starters. Not much depth there. ”
    Hows that?
    Avg age starting line=30
    2 first round picks and 2 second round picks
    9 pro bowl selections
    5 all-pro selections
    And a Backup at every position with Starting experience.
    Of course they can’t have an all-pro backup at any position, but it sounds like a pretty solid unit to me.

  98. To the original point of this post. Brandon Jacobs is known for talking out of his @$$. The only reason this post is getting so much attention is because of the passion that goes with the Cowboys. Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion. That alone speaks volumes. There have been many Giants that Cowboy fans hate of the years, but unlike the Giants and their fans we don’t waste our time..examples:
    Tiki, Strahan, Pierce. Eli, Jacobs, andShockey.
    Tiki and Strahan are Homo’s
    Pierce, Jacobs and Shockey are loud mouthed dirty players.
    And Eli is a spoiled EMO B*tch.

  99. brewcrewe says:
    July 10, 2009 10:02 PM
    There is NO quarterback with 5 years or less starting experience that is as accomplished as Romo.
    —————————————
    Ahem.. I can think of one who has more passing yards, more TDs and 2 rings.

  100. Lets see now Bradon has how many rings and the cowboys have how many
    Brandon has the right to say what he wants and all you low life cowgirl fans can kiss his azz
    How many playoff games has brandon won ?
    How many for homo?
    Cowgirls will once again find them self looking up at the best in class NYG

  101. Now that Romo has broken the curse of the blond bimbo and started chasing cougars his numbers should skyrocket!

  102. haha, ol’ STONE HANDS JACOBS has alot to say huh’! “not that good a passer” we’ll what the hell does he call that mongoloid that tries to throw the ball to him!? sure as hell no peyton or even archie for that matter….Brandone, WE AND YOU KNOW THAT YOUR DEFENSE WON THE SUPER BOWL ..NOT YOUR SO CALLED “O”
    AND IF WE WANT TO COMPARE FIRST THREE YEAR STATS …WE”LL YOU REALLY
    DONT WANT TO DO THAT….YOUR QB SUXX
    see how you do this year without spags..hahaha
    6 -10 season at best. basement deweller….
    NYG SUCK…OH YEA, SO DO THE EGIRLS !

  103. I agree with Jacobs. Romo isn’t a good passer and he hasn’t won a game in the playoffs yet.

  104. I agree with Jacobs. Romo isn’t that great of passer considering he had all these tools and still couldn’t get the job done.

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