Tony Romo Shut Up the Haters.

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Tony Romo has been picked on by the media for years. No matter how well he has played he never gets his due. It doesn’t even matter that he is currently second all time in career passer rating.

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Tony Romo was the 34th ranked player in the 2015 NFL top one hundred. Eighth among quarterbacks: Say what? He had the highest completion percentage, the highest yards per reception and the highest passer rating in the NFL in 2014 (113.2), yet got snubbed as the league MVP. The media poster boy, Aaron Rodgers, got the prize.

I am not knocking Rodgers by any means, but the fact remains that Tony Romo not only out performed him in the regular season, he out performed him in  the 2014 NFL playoffs as well. Listing Andrew Luck as the seventh best player in the NFL and ahead of Tony Romo is ludicrous. Listing him as the 3rd best quarterback is even worse. Obviously this isn’t based on actual performance at all.

aaron rodgers In the 2014 NFL playoffs, Aaron Rodgers completed 43 of 69 passes (62.3%) for 494 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 90.6. Andrew Luck completed 70 of 120 passes (58.3%) for 767 yards, 3 touchdowns and 3 interceptions for a passer rating of 67.7. In the game against NE he completed 12 of 33 passes (36.4%) for 126 yards 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 23.0! His career passer rating in the post season is 70.3. And people want to say Tony Romo chokes in the post season? Andrew Luck was the 7th best player in the NFL and Romo the 34th? Unfreaking believable! Tony Romo completed 34 of 48 passes (70.8%) for 484 yards 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 128.8. In the game vs GB he completed 15 of 19 passes (78.9%) for 191 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions for a passer rating of 143.6.

He accomplished all of this with twoTransverse Process fractures in his back.

Not only did Tony Romo out perform both of them in the regular season, he did it in the post season too. Whats wrong with the rankings? Obviously it’s not based on actual performance. It’s all based on media hype. The numbers never lie. The funny part is; Tony Romo was an undrafted kid from Eastern Illinois and Andrew Luck was the first overall pick in the draft. The media bias against the Dallas Cowboys needs to stop.

 

Once again on Sunday night, Tony Romo proved why he has not only  the highest 4th quarter passer rating in NFL history, but the Dallas Cowboys franchise record for the most come from behind game winning drives (28) the most of any QB since he became a starter in 2006. A franchise record previously held by “Captain Comeback”, HOF quarterback, Roger Staubach. Troy Aikman isn’t even in the conversation.

His most recent was against the New York Giants in the 2015 season opener  Sunday night. Tony Romo took command of the offense with a little over a minute and a half on the clock, with no timeouts left, and  led the Cowboys down the field 72 yards on 6 plays to secure the game winning TD to Jason Witten. Despite the drops and balls that went off the hands of a receiver in to the hands of a defender, he completed 80% of his passes for 356 yards, 3 touchdowns and passer rating of 103.3. It’s really about time the morons sitting in booths, the voters for the league MVP award and the NFL top 100 give Tony Romo his due. He is the definition of an elite quarterback. I said for years if Tony Romo had and offensive line and a running game, he would be the best QB in the NFL. Last year was the first time in his career he had both: and guess what? He was.

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  • californy

    This was one of those game that must be on Tony Romo highlight reel. He didnt panic when he lost Dez, he made his adjustment on the field on what he had to work with. It was truly a team win, and it leader who help close 19 years of what if with this team.

    I usually dont compare player between generation, but Tony can hold his head high as far as the ability he has to play in most generation. Tony true value wont be recognized until it to late, and he is no longer a member of this team. As a fan of the Cowboy I recognized his value early. I am a strong believer no player is a team, but as this team best player Tony truly deserves the recognition he is getting here in this article.

    I thank You, Al and Cowgirlcas for reminding us of what we truly have in a player like Romo.

  • californy

    Nice Job AL, keep up the good work

    • Al

      Thank You Californy

  • BigDIndiana

    hey cowgirl your crush is starting for the Vikes. And he blocked a punt!

    • Al

      Better be careful. You don’t want to piss her off. She stands behind all her players.

      • BigDIndiana

        I have to give her a hard time at least once a year or the season doesn’t seem complete 🙂 I was a Sendejo fan too when he was here and didn’t like the release. And nice article!

        • Al

          Thanks BigD. He was her find, but after I watched his tape I was impressed. He would have started long ago but was stuck behind a 1st round pick. He outplayed him when he was out with turf toe 2 years ago had over 80 tackles, 4 PBU’s and 2 picks in ten starts. When the Vikes used the exclusive rights tag on him, I knew the other guy was gone when his contract expired.

  • Chris

    Without a doubt Tony Romo is way better than Luck and his ranking was a complete joke, he’s not a top 10 QB he’s a Top 5 QB.
    Unfortunately the media likes to hate on him because he hasn’t won a super bowl, but neither has Luck yet he’s already better than Romo somehow. Let the media keep hating on Romo, he’s going to prove them wrong and show them that he’s been in that Elite group of QB’s.

    • Al

      I think Romo is top 3 and tonight NFL network ranked Taylor ahead of Romo for clutch performances this week. Give me a break

      • Chris

        WOW… Taylor ahead of Romo and for clutch performances? SMH. You know what? Romo isn’t clutch, we should stop saying that… he’s AUTOMATIC!

        • Al

          good point

    • Al

      when are you going to start writing again? we miss you

      • Chris

        I know it has been too long and have missed you guys as well.

        • Al

          well you know what to do about it

    • Gabriel Carrasco

      Well Luck has taken his team further in the playoffs and want him to be great which is clouding the minds of those that see him as a HOF lock already. People don’t seem to understand he plays in the easiest division in football, in the easier of two conference, and look how bad he plays against tough teams. Whether they have a good defense or not. Dallas’s defense was improved but no where near good and completely shut down Luck.

      • Chris

        He has taken them deeper in the playoffs and you are right about playing in one if not the weakest division in all of football. I think he’s highly overrated for what they make him out to be and with no defense on that team they’re going to have a letdown season. He’s a great QB but his stats are inflated IMO.

  • californy

    Cowboys are game of the week On The NFL network, Plenty of hate to go around still, lol

    • Al

      yaa well, them ranking Taylor ahead of Romo for most clutch is a smack in the face.

      • californy

        Sound like you been talking to CowgirlsCas, I leave this discussion alone too with you, lol She told me you are in a no win situation.

        • Al

          she was right on that one.