We’ve heard some really dumb criticisms of Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo in the past (We’re looking at you, Stephen A. Smith), but this week, former Texans’ defensive lineman Travis Johnson really outdid himself.
With an argument that would lead you to believe Johnson got all his facts from some hammered, casual fan/Romo-hater in a dive bar somewhere, the 2005 first round bust told CSN Houston, “Tony Romo has not earned a dollar he’s been given in this league.”
(Romo is the Dallas Cowboys’ franchise leader in touchdown passes and the only quarterback in Cowboys history to throw for 4,000-plus yards, and he’s done that four times.)
If you’ve never heard of Johnson, we’ll forgive you. After all, as ESPN Dallas’s Tim MacMahon points out, the guy didn’t even make it through his rookie contract with Houston, for which he was guaranteed $7.7 million.
Johnson--the bust who made off with $7.7 million guaranteed--went on to call Romo “a thief,” adding that “he should be brought up on federal charges.”
Then, there seems a good chance this is all just sour grapes. After all, Romo entered the league as an undrafted free agent two years before Johnson came in as a first round pick. And, thief or not, Romo’s still in the league while Johnson’s left to make dumb, hyperbolic statements on CSN Houston.
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