We were fairly surprised Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo didn’t make the NFL Network’s annual “Top 100” list, this despite the fact that we knew well before the final installment of the announcement show that he wouldn’t.
See, Romo fell from No. 72 in 2011 to No. 91in 2012. So after the NFL Network was through Nos. 100-61 with no Cowboys quarterback in sight, one could guess that either (a) Romo was headed for a big jump up the list or (b) he wouldn’t be on it at all. Given that Romo had just led Dallas to yet another 8-8 season with no playoffs, the former didn’t seem that likely.
Without going so far as to venture a guess as to where he should have been on the list, we believe he should have been on there somewhere--he wasn't exactly the problem in Dallas last year, after all. And we’re not the only ones.
Per the Dallas Morning News, the NFL Network’s own Alex Reithmiller said last week that, in his opinion, Romo was the most shocking omission from the “Top 100”--even more shocking than that of Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham.
In any case, we can take solace in that Romo won’t be losing any sleep over the ranking.
“I just don’t think it matters too much,” Romo said last month. “I know this, I would have a hard time telling you who was great in the AFC last year. You just go by what’s written about and talked about.”
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