Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/27/12
Tony Romo grew up in Burlington, Wisconsin idolizing Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. So what the legendary gun-slinger told Deion Sanders Tuesday on the NFL Network had to bring a huge smile to Romo's face. Favre was on the network discussing his thoughts on several of today's active NFL quarterbacks when his attention turned to pin-pointing the one that reminded him the most of himself. "Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys," Favre said. "I think way too much is cast upon him, good or bad." Favre, who knows a thing or two about criticism from local media, believes Romo takes unfair criticism and is the reason the Cowboys have accomplished anything over the last several year. "It's Dallas, and much is expected," Favre said. "He's carried those guys. I watched him last year, and I like Tony. I like the way he plays. I think at times hes underrated. Romo has always had a link to Favre, who he himself said he mapped his game after. Like Favre, Romo has never been one afraid to take chances, going for the spectacular over the safe. But unlike Favre, who won multiple playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXI, Romo has only won one playoff game in his career.
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