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Romo needs help from his supporting cast to be great.
I can only imagine the amount of discussion and debate this choice will generate. Tony Romo is the most underrated Dallas Cowboy.
Yes, I understand Romo only has one playoff win in his career. Yes, I’ve witnessed him “choke” in the playoffs and in numerous regular-season finales. He is, however, a very formidable NFL quarterback and has the potential to be one of the greats.
Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl last year because he didn’t make mistakes and the supporting cast around him was phenomenal—not because he’s Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
Romo gets the blame for many of the Cowboys' losses. However, he doesn’t get the recognition when they win. He’s treated unfairly simply because Cowboys fans have ridiculous expectations and will only settle for Super Bowls.
Troy Aikman delivered three of these during the 1990s, but he didn’t do it by himself. He had Emmitt Smith in the backfield, numerous weapons on the outside and one of the best offensive lines in the league.
As far as numbers are concerned, Romo’s numbers speak for themselves.
Romo’s going to become the leading passer in franchise history within the next two years and he’s never had a season with a passer rating less than 90. He also has a completion percentage a full three points higher than Aikman’s.
With the right pieces in place, Romo can lead Dallas to the Super Bowl and finally get the recognition he deserves.