No Love For Romo: Cowboy QB Is Good. Does He Have to Be Great?

Jack StentwillerContributor ISeptember 29, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys laughs with teammates in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Why is there so much criticism of Tony Romo? He is not Tom Brady, but nobody is Tom Brady. Expectations for Romo are far too high. Dallas has a good QB. He is unquestionably the best QB they have had since Troy Aikman.

Much in the same way that Philly fans have lambasted solid, consistent, pro-Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, the media has decided that Romo is yesterday's news and has been a disappointment thus far.

Romo has a career 95 passer rating and has thrown nearly twice as many TD's as INT's. This has not been enough, however, for some in Big D. They say he has come up short in big games.

The truth is that the Giants and Eagles have simply been better and more consistent teams than the Cowboys. Romo is not getting the chance to prove himself in the playoffs because Bum's son is his coach and the Cowboys have been the third best team in the division.

At one point, Peyton Manning had not come up big in the big spots. The same could be said for many other QB's, including many in the Hall of Fame.

Dallas fans need not to have short memories. The Cowboys struggled to find consistency at this position for a long time (Quincy Carter anybody?), and their are many teams (Cleveland Browns) who would kill for that kind of consistency and production from that position.

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So enjoy it while you can. The Romo era may prove to be a golden one in the future. Romo still may come up big in a huge spot (he is only 29). Most of all, however, Romo is a good player and seems to be a good guy. If he is given the chance, he may yet prove to be a great player.

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