Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Romo extending plays with his feet Ron Jaworski’s Daily Countdown of ranking the top quarterbacks in the NFL on ESPN found the Cowboys’ Tony Romo ranked at No. 15. Is this too high? or too low? or just right? This argument can go one of two ways. Supporters of Romo can argue that Jaworski (a former Eagles quarterback) has Romo ranked way too low on this list. Personally, I think he deserves a higher ranking. Romo constantly puts up Top 10 numbers despite an inferior offensive line, and actually wins more games for the Cowboys than he loses for them. Romo simply makes plays other quarterbacks cannot when the pocket breaks down. His creativity is second to none. In the 2012 season, Romo brought the team from behind in frequent manner, helping them climb the standings to even have a chance to play for the NFC East in Week 17 against the Redskins.  The one playoff victory in seven seasons as the starter necessarily isn’t all his fault. Critics of Romo can argue that one simply just can’t look past his big mistakes in big games, like Jaworski argues on ESPN. That argument is rightfully warranted however. Romo threw three costly interceptions in that Week 17 game, after only throwing one interception all of December. To be elite, he must fix the issue and perform in big games. The inconsistency of Romo in these big time moments indeed can warrant a ranking outside the Top 10, but not as low as 15. There is no way I would rather have guys like Jay Cutler and Matt Schaub ranked above Romo. Are you kidding me Jaworski? Must be some of that Eagles bias. Romo has been hearing his critics for sometime now though, and I doubt Jaworski’s ranking even bothers him. To ultimately silence these critics like Jaworski, Romo’s play must be consistent in big time moments. He has shown he’s capable. The Cowboys quarterback possesses 12 game-winning drives in his career, nine of which have come recently in 2011 and 2012. Romo also has the third most fourth-quarter comebacks in the NFL since 2006. It’s just a matter of finding that consistency. Romo’s improved consistency in big games can take the team and his rank higher than ever before. I believe that Romo pulls off the big time plays in crunch time in 2013, sending the Cowboys to the playoffs. The guy is just due to have his breakthrough moment. Maybe then Jaworski will give Romo the Top 10 Ranking he deserves.    
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Antonio Brown joins Steelers voluntary work outs

Charles Barkley: JR Smith should be suspended 10 games

Kelly Olynkyk: I'd probably get killed if I went to Cleveland

Report: Redskins likely to pick up Robert Griffin III's option

Eagles trying to trade Marcus Smith for another duck?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chris Paul-Blake Griffin no longer a fragile relationship

Marijuana reportedly found in Jon Jones' car after crash

Adam Wainwright injury leaves innings void for Cardinals

Report: Cowboys not in running for Adrian Peterson

Kevin Love injury a powerful argument for playoff reform

Jon Jones wanted for questioning in hit and run

Belichick's girlfriend fine with coach checking out Teigen

V. Stiviano posts birthday message to 'BFF' Donald Sterling

Mark Cuban and the inevitable playoff peril of the Mavs

Wizards made Raptors look bad while remaking themselves

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

WATCH: Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut so he can't rip refs

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the quarterbacks

Greg Hardy faces teammate, Cowboys locker room leak

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Worst picks ever by every NFL franchise

Report: Marijuana found in Jones' car

Report: Cowboys not in on Peterson

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the QBs

Top 10 storylines for the 2015 NFL Draft

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors fans

Yes, ESPN2 is airing video games

Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Pitcher throws perfect game, still loses

Will Aldridge leave the Blazers?

Alex Gordon leaps into stands for catch

Dana White: No more WWE for Rousey

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.