Tony Romo has received a lot of criticism through his career thus far, both justified and not, but you’d have to be a crazy person to think Romo was what was wrong with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011. At least that’s what former Cowboys’ quarterback Danny White believes, and really, we’d agree with him here.
We’re far from Romo apologists--we did watch that Lions game, after all--but Romo’s numbers on the year were undeniably stellar: He completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,184 yards, 31 touchdowns and just ten interceptions. And he did all of this behind a young, hodgepodge of an offensive line.
Considering this, White’s response to a question of about whether he’d spoken to Romo about the inherited pressure of being the Dallas Cowboys quarterback--asked in a recent interview on 105.3 The Fan--was pretty much on the money, though just a little on the hyperbolic side toward the end.
“I haven’t really talked to Tony about that because he doesn’t need me to tell him that,” White said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Especially at this point. He’s been in the game long enough and he’s learned that the hard way. This season was kind of a perfect example. He has a rating of around 100, for crying out loud, he leads the league in fourth-quarter quarterback rating, he doesn’t throw an interception in the red zone the whole year, and yet they don’t get there.
“I’ll guarantee you there are quarterbacks in this league in the past that have won Super Bowls without performing nearly at the level that Tony Romo has performed at. So it’s a matter of everybody else playing their position the way Tony plays his, and that team will be in the Super Bowl every year. And I think he knows that.”
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