Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 10/25/14
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is one of the most heavily scrutinized players in the NFL.  His critics had more ammunition after Romo threw a fourth quarter interception during the Cowboys’ week 17 match up with the Redskins that would ultimately decide who won the division and clinched a playoff berth.  The interception ended up costing the Cowboys the game. “Tony is so much on the page with us,” Jones said on the NFL Network, via the Dallas Morning News. “He’s naturally a glass half-full guy, so he’s fired up about what we can do. I’ll tell you this, I really would hate to be sitting here talking about getting better, and starting fresh at quarterback and not having Romo. He’s a big part of what we got to go with. He gets criticized and I always say, ‘Good, now tell me who you want me to have there at quarterback? Go pick that guy for me for the next game. Go get a better one right now.’ Do they just come out here and you can just take one home with you?” Jones does make s good point.  It’s very hard to find a quarterback as great as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, not to mention a player as talented as Romo.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
PLAYERS: Tony Romo
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys
  • Jerry
    It is not who we would rather have at QB it is who we rather not have as a general manager
  • It is time for the Cowboy's QB to earn his place on the team.
    Why not bring in some new talent to try out for the position?
    If Romo comes out the winner of the challenge, so be it. But,
    he has had a prime opportunity, for many years, to take the team into the playoffs... but he has failed too many times. Dallas wants a winning team again. Jerry Jones needs to make
    some smart business decisions, and stay away from the media.
    Time to let the coaches and players speak for themselves!
  • Romo is a good QB, but needs some support, all year long he has less than 3 seconds to throw....protection is horrid
  • When Romo was allowed to play Romo football, like when you had to turn it over to him to catch up, he could move the ball and score. He has to try to get the running game going when the winning teams get there running game going with their passing game.
  • Dallas will never be a winner with Jerry as the gm.
  • How about if you quit trying to be a coach and just be an owner?! I spent years in the restaurant business and I learned first hand just because you have enough money to buy a restaurant doesn't make you smart enough to run one. Let the coaching staff handle the questions about quarterbacks and front lines; just kick back and enjoy what you are good at: being a dick!
  • Cowboys should go after T Tebow, and M Sanchez. Maybe they can draft someone on parole since they tend to love criminals.
  • Tony Romo has stats that are better than Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and others who have won super bowls. The difference is that Tony has virtually no real stats for post-season football. That is because he is not the QB to lead us into the play-offs.
  • Put Brady, Eli, Peyton, Big Ben, Brees, Rogers behind the Cowboys offensive (I mean "offensive") line and watch them get creamed over and over. Most of the time, these QBs are just standing in their comfort pocket and cherry picking their receivers. Romo improvises while trying to save his life - If only he could rely on his front line and not his instincts as much as he has to. The same applies when our running backs do not have a hole to run through - Even the best, bump and fall after 1-yard gains. In spite of that, Romo has produced as best as he can - switch teams and Romo could be just as elite - Watch the tape and compare...
  • Romo is great he always seems to have a great "Ohno moment" in key games, which I love to watch.
  • I would love to bring in, if available, Alex Smith from SF. My bet he is available next year.
  • I don't think we will ever know how good Tony Romo is until he plays for a team with a G.M. Not a fake G.M., but a real one. While Jerry's big splash free agent offensive lineman are playing Spanish Bullfighter, Romo is trying to run for his life from 325 lb. defensive players. The question is not "who do we want for quarterback", the question should be "who do we want as G.M."? And Jerry... as the fans have pointed out... it's not you.
  • Romo is an average QB most the time,need's someone behind him to put a bit of fear for his job.
  • An average QB would not have amassed almost 5,000 yards passing this year. If all you judge Romo by his interceptions, then a significant portion of them were on his receivers, and improvising when the protection failed - How would any other QB have fared in similar dire straits. Rushing the passer makes all defensive backs look great in the secondary coverage. How did Brady and Peyton do for interceptions in their last playoff games!
  • TIM TEBOW!! Where are you, Tim is a winner,and a great runner, and can throw just as good as Romo, Just needs a quarterback coach, and offensive cordinator who will design a game plan around strengths instead of weakness,of the team. Garrett????
  • Romo has had too many chances maybe it's time to move on, we need a QB that can distribute the ball to all of the recievers not just witten and bryant.
  • I rather see anybody at the helm other than Tony Romo...Go after Alex Smith, grab a QB in the upcoming draft, hell get Vick... Anybody but ROMO. ROMO IS NOT A SUPER BOWL QB..... To many chances, Bill Parcel said it best, "he's not built for the role of a starter"

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