Tony Romo is one of the most well-known and respected quarterbacks in the NFL. Over the past seven years, he has played in three Pro Bowls, broken ten Dallas Cowboy team records (including one of his own), and landed the #2 All-Time NFL Career Passer Rating and the #4 All-Time Yards Per Attempt. He’s also led the Cowboys to the playoffs twice. Unfortunately, he’s also developed a reputation for choking under pressure. No quarterback is a stranger to criticism, but Romo seems to get more of it than most other franchise QBs.
His frequent injuries don’t help. Since 2008, Romo has broken his pinky on his throwing hand, broken his left clavicle, and injured his ribs twice. His glass frame has cost the Cowboys more than a few games over the years, and has exposed their glaring need for an adequate backup.
Enter Kyle Orton.
A pro in his own right, Orton has had experience as both a starter and a backup. And, like Romo, has had his share of good and bad seasons. While not...