October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during first quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, Guess What Folks? Tony Romo IS Elite!

Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) adjusts protection during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo is in complete control of this offense, he comands it and yes he is definitely elite.  He routinely has to instruct his receivers where to line up, he even had to tell Witten where to go a couple of times against the Eagles.  He bails out his offensive line all the time and I wish some “fans” could see what this team would be with-out him.

Are there different levels of elite?  Perhaps there are, but I sure as heck would not take Tom Brady over Romo.  Honestly Aaron Rodgers is the only other QB I would take over Romo.  For all of the flack he takes, there are plenty of first-round QB’s who have done less than Romo who get completely left alone.  Most of the heat he takes is as a result of playing QB in Dallas, and a lot of it is due to ratings.  Analysts rip into him because it some-how makes them relevant.

Even after the game on Sunday there was useless old Jamie Dukes on NFL Network talking all kinds of junk, it used to make me mad but anymore I just change the channel.  I mean Romo led a key drive after the Eagles field-goal to essentially ice the game, that’s elite and he does it often enough.

Romo has thrown for more yards in his first 100 starts than anybody, that list includes Kurt Warner, Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.  Sorry folks elite company does not hang out with bums.

The true fact of the matter is that Romo’s teams have let him down not vice-versa, he has had horrible defensive play and until this year horrible offensive-line play.  Romo has not had the luxury of a great running back, it has always been entirely on him.  He probably would have been better off leaving Dallas and playing somewhere else, although I am glad he didn’t.

Time after time he has proved his toughness and his dedication to this team.  Nobody ever gives him any credit for this, he is a natural leader and a super competitor.  He just HAS to get that ring, then maybe the apologies would come raining down.

Take a look at some of the Championship TEAMS that Drew Brees, Rothlisberger, and Eli were on and ask yourself, could Tony Romo have Quarterbacked those TEAMS to a Championship?  Ya you bet he could have.

Tags: Dan Marino Drew Brees Jason Witten Kurt Warner Peyton Manning Tony Romo

  • Big D Fan

    I cant take that leap with ya. Rodgers has a ring and his O-Line was ten times worse than any cowboys line. He was like the most sacked quarterback at one point. Saints D was horrible Drew Brees has his ring. Eli the clown has two rings and it was riding the backs of a pressure defensive front

    Romo never has that clutch moment in a critical point in the game. The guy flubbed a playoff winning field goal. He throws ints at the worst moments of any given game. The Broncos game says it all. 5 tds over 500 yds passing but in the last two minutes of a game he throws to a double, turn triple,covered tight end. Meanwhile Murray was waving in the flat with space. Its those decisions that kill the cowboys. The elite make the two minute drill seem routine with Romo you have to constantly clutch your chest. I’ll take almost any Qb in the league the last few minutes of a clutch game because time and time again Romo has let the team down.

    I’ll trade all his gaudy numbers for a crucial win. We should have a Superbowl. Romo has always had a good offensive line except for the last 1 or 2 years. He has been starter for much longer, and this year the o-line isn’t the issue. He has plenty of time to make good decisions. I hope he does this year.

    • TheJaikster

      Good points my man, however the year Brees won the Super Bowl his defense was pretty darn good. They lead the league in takeaways. Give Romo a defence and a running game and he would have the same.

      • Big D Fan

        I agree with that, however, they still gave up alot of points and yards. Dallas has not used the running game very effectively and they show no signs of improvement. Randle had no negative yards last week and we were still passing our butts off. They got to commit to the run. Hopefully more man coverage sures up our defense. The last two games they have used it more and the defense looks better.