ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Tony Romo is a star, Jon Kitna is a wise veteran and Stephen McGee is a gifted youngster. This isn't our opinion (although we won't flat out disagree, either), but that of FoxSports.com, who recently listed their top ten quarterbacking units in football.
Your Dallas Cowboys--the team of Romo, Kitna and McGee--came in third, behind only the Minnesota Vikings (2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota's presence at second is pending the return of Brett Favre--who sits currently in front of Tavaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels and RJ Archer on the depth chart.
Pittsburgh's quartet of QBs--Ben Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon, Charlie Batch--will be trimmed to three for the first few games of the season, as Roethlisberger sits out for disciplinary reasons. The missed action wasn't enough to dissuade the creators of this list, however, as the Steelers grab the top spot.
Without further adieu, here's what the folks at FoxSports.com had to say about Dallas:
"The perfect pass package would include a star on the rise entering his prime at QB1, a seasoned backup sporting plenty of sage advice who can salvage a season if injury strikes, and a kid full of promise at third string to polish for the future. Your perfect example: The Dallas Cowboys, with Romo ready to make a Super Bowl run, Kitna (13-year vet with 115 career starts) relishing his backup role as Romo's confidante and McGee -- the former local college star from Texas A&M."
Not for nothing, Dallas was the only NFC East team to crack the top ten; the next closest division rival is the New York trio of Eli Manning, Jim Sorgi and Rhett Bomar, at no. 11.
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