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With Drew Bledsoe floundering behind center, then-coach Bill Parcells put in an undrafted free agent, signed in 2003, to take the snaps against the New York Giants.
That day in October 2006 brought on the emergence of Tony Romo.
Since then, Romo has shown that he has the goods to be a premier quarterback in the NFL.
Romo's stats are impressive to say the least.
In the two seasons in which Romo started all 16 games, he cleared 4,000 yards. Since his first full year as the true starter, he has thrown at least 26 touchdowns. Romo is also a three-time Pro Bowler.
Romo also led the Cowboys to their first playoff win since 1998. Seriously, 1998.
Romo's 2010 season took a hit—no pun intended—when he broke his collarbone in a game against the Giants in Week 10. The injury effectively ended Romo's season.