Tony Romo is the definition of a story book career. Despite being an undraftedÂ free agentÂ from a division II school (Eastern Illinois), he continues to illustrate why he will not only be a first ballot hall of fame player, but remembered among the NFL’s all time elite QB’s.
Tony Romo continues to show what the word “ELITE” really means. It takes a lot more than sporting a Super Bowl ring. In the CowboysÂ theatrical come from behind victory against the New York Giants Sunday night, he broke threeÂ more records. Unbeknownst to himself, one of them was already his own.
Romo became the only QB in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in 38 consecutive road games. The prodigious thing is, the former record of 32, was previously held by the one and only Brett Favre. Therefore, Tony broke a record he didn’t even know he held for the 5th time. The other record he broke Sunday (28 4th quarter game winning drives), was not only a Dallas Cowboys franchise record, but trumps every QB in the NFL since he entered the league in 2006. TheÂ third record he broke was 37 games withÂ 3 or more TD passesÂ (also held by himself). It was formerly held by Danny White. Below you can see all of Tony Romo’s records.
NFL all-time records
- Most passing attempts thru 100 starts
- Most passing yards thru 100 starts
- Most consecutive road games with at least one touchdown pass: 38 (2009 â€“ present)
Dallas Cowboys team records
- Games with 3+ touchdown passes: 37; previously held by Danny White (20)
- Games with 300+ yards passing: 46; previously held by Troy Aikman (13)
- Lowest career interception percentage: 2.6% (minimum 16 starts; previously held by Aikman with 3.0)
- Touchdown passes: 230 (previously held by Aikman with 165)
- Most 4th Quarter Comebacks/Game-winning drives (28) -(Previously held by Roger Staubach with 23)
- Consecutive games with a TD pass: 38 (2012â€“present); previously held by Romo (20, 2010â€“11)
- Games with 300+ yards passing: 9 (2012); previously held by Romo (8 – 2009)
- Passing TDs: 36 (2007); previously held by Danny White (29)
- Passing yards: 4,903 (2012); first and only Cowboys’ quarterback to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
- Completions: 405 (2012); previously held by Romo with (347 – 2009)
- Attempts: 611 (2012); previously held by Romo (550 – 2009)
- First quarterback in franchise history to average over 300 passing yards a game in a season (306.4 – 2012)
- Romo has twice thrown 5 TD passes in a game (Nov 23, 2006 and October 6, 2013) a record he shares with Troy Aikman (September 12, 1999.)
- On Nov 13, 2011, Romo completed a team record 88.5% of his passes in a home game against the Buffalo Bills.
- Most passing yards in a game, 506 yards against the Denver Broncos on October 6, 2013.
People can say what they want to about Tony Romo, but as the old saying goes; the numbers don’t lie. Despite coming off of season ending back surgery in 2013 and sustaining two fractures in his back this year, he is currentlyÂ the second most efficient QB in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers: boasting a 111.4 passer rating on the season; which is also a career high. He is currently ahead of the likes of Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Tony Romo is completing 68.8% of his passes despite all of the drops and hasn’t thrown an interception since week 7. Ultimately he has only thrown 6 on the season and only 3 over the last 10 games.
Cole Beasley continues to catch the eye of scouts all around the NFL. Despite the fact he is only in the game for a small percentage of the snaps and gets the least amount of targets, he remains not only the teams best route runner, but the modern day Mr. Clutch. He is 100% on 3rd down. Dez Bryant seems to get all of the credit for the win on Sunday, but on only two targets, Cole Beasley made two huge plays. One was a 45 yd TD grab that is a perfect example of just how good of a route runner he is. The quickness and elite change of direction skills he exhibited, left the defender standing there wondering what happened. It was a true ankle breaking move. That play changed the momentum of the game. The other one was a 21 yard grab to keep a crucial drive alive. Despite only having two starts on the season, Beasley has amassed 18 receptions for 209 yards and a TD. If he was getting as many targets as Dez Bryant, he would be on course for well over 1,000 yards and at least 10 TD’s.
Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones may not appreciate his quickness, change of direction, excellent route running and hands like glue, but mark my words, the scouts andÂ Bill Belichicks of the league have their eye on him. Cole Beasley is set to be a restricted free agent this year and there are more than a few coaches (who run an offense that properly utilizes his skill set) foaming at the mouth. I love Beasley as much as the next guy, but if this coaching staff is too short-sighted to use him properly, I hope he ends up on a team that will allow him to have the career he deserves.