We all know Tony Romo has many critics. Hey, you might be one of them. A lot of folks around Dallas are unsure of whether they can trust this guy or not, despite the fact that (with apologies to any Quincy Carter fans out there) he is the best quarterback any of us in Dallas have seen since Troy Aikman hung up the cleats and picked up a microphone and a place alongside Joe Buck.
The trouble is, Romo has won just one playoff game in his career. And, what with his interest in golf and pretty ladies, some see him as a dilettante who will never win big. But Kurt Warner, who knows firsthand what it takes to win a Super Bowl, is not one of those.
“We know the expectations in Dallas, every year, are to win a championship. That's the expectation inside the organization and outside with the fan base,” Warner told the NFL Network recently, per the Dallas Morning News. “But you have to look around the league and say, 'if it's not Tony Romo, then who are you going to put in his place?' And I think that's the big question in that not enough teams or fans do that.”
Warner went on to say that he believes Romo to be a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback--given that he is surrounded by the right pieces.
“I believe Tony Romo is a top-10 quarterback in this league,” he said. “I believe he has all the intangibles to be able to take that team to the Super Bowl. I just think they need to figure out the pieces within the organization. You look at them … all kinds of talent, but they haven’t been able to put everything together. Whether that’s leadership, whether that’s continuity, whether that’s some changes that need to take place, I don’t know what it is.
“But I don’t believe that Tony Romo is the problem, I think he’s safe in Dallas for a long time to come. And I think he’ll continue to succeed year-in and year-out because he’s that kind of talent.”
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