Most of Tony Romo’s defenders use more or less the same argument in defending him, and that is, don’t look at Romo’s one playoff win; look at the teams he’s been surrounded by since becoming the starter--on the whole, they’re not great. That’s not to say this isn’t a fair argument. It is, and that’s probably why we hear it so much.
Brett Favre is just the latest to offer the opinion that, whatever the Cowboys’ problem, it’s not Romo.
“It’s the ultimate team sport,” Favre said this weekend at the SMU Athletic Forum luncheon, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think it’s misleading to say that a quarterback has wins and losses and say he was a part of one playoff victory. I think there are a lot of factors that go into the success of not only Tony Romo but any player. Just what little bit I’ve watched the last couple of years, it seems like they were a little bit in disarray offensively. I thought he did a good job, from what I saw, of managing and making plays.
“Does that get you in trouble sometimes when you try to do too much? Sure it does. But I think I’d rather have a guy who’s willing to take those chances.”
Going even further, Favre believes that Romo wouldn’t have to “take those chances” quite as much if he had a little more help.
“I guess the way for me to explain it,” Favre said, “Would be that if the Cowboys offense is going according to plan, say you’re up by 14, or you’re never out of it and your running game is OK, and you know where everyone is going to line up and you know what you’re going to get out of your defense, then I think he would probably play less recklessly. I think it just kind of falls in line with how maybe the season or the game goes.”
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