Alper passed along the words of Roger Staubach earlier this morning, saying he doesn’t understand all the criticism of Cowboys QB Tony Romo.
Another former Cowboys star, however, said Romo’s feeling more pressure than ever.
During an interview at a charity event in Las Vegas, Michael Irvin illustrated just what kind of pressure a Cowboys quarterback is truly under, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, saying Romo’s next under the national microscope.
“Now LeBron’s got the title, who do we turn the thing to and say, ‘When are you going to get one?’” Irvin said, before answering his own question.
“That noose has been put around [Romo’s] neck,” Irvin said. “It better be soon. Jerry Jones has already said that. That’s where it’s going from here. It’s going back to Tony Romo now.”
Granted, Irvin makes a living by saying things. And when you deal in volume, sometimes silly things slip out.
The pressure on LeBron James came from the fact he put it on himself with the ill-conceived and poorly executed “Decision”, and the not insignificant fact he’s one of the five best players in the NBA.
Romo’s not even one of the five best quarterbacks in the NFL, and doesn’t go out of his way to create his own celebrity. There’s obviously pressure on him, but equating him to James makes little sense.