The Great Debate: Can the Dallas Cowboys Win a Super Bowl With Tony Romo?
I read an interesting stat the other day that Tony Romo statistically ranks as one of the top five quarterbacks in the NFL. I can honestly say that I've seen every single Dallas Cowboys game for the past four years and that I whole-heartedly agree. Call me bias or whatever you'd like, but Romo has improved his game quite a bit. Outside of a few early season mistakes last year, Romo was on point. He was absolutely not the reason why the Dallas Cowboys missed the playoffs last season, and a good part of it had to do with the fact that their defense literally couldn't stop anyone in the passing game (something that they addressed in a major way this offseason). The Dallas Cowboys needed help and they needed a change, but they change they needed was not to get rid of Tony Romo.
Romo is a consistent performer, and just like any quarterback in the NFL he makes some mistakes. Romo though, based on statistics, is actually one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in the fourth quarter in the last two seasons, another stat which will probably shock everyone. While the Cowboys never seem to be betting favorites to win the Super Bowl anymore, there's a good chance that in one of the two upcoming seasons that someone who places a bet on the Boys' could be getting a nice payout of about 25 to 1 or even more for betting on them. There are a few reasons that I believe this, and a large part of it has to do with Romo himself.
The defense has made some major strides this offseason by adding cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne, both of which will be able to shut down some big named wide outs when needed. They also still have Mike Jenkins who, even after an off year, still has some incredible talent and is quite young as well. Most importantly though, the Cowboys offense will be ready to excel once again. Last year the Boys' were essentially without Miles Austin who was consistently plagued by a hamstring injury, but he will be back 100%. They also have Dez Bryant going into his third season (and second full offseason), as well as Jason Witten, who is one of the best tight ends in the NFL. Romo also has a strong one-two punch in the back field in Demarco Murray and Felix Jones, who are both excellent at catching passes out of the back field as well.
This all adds up to a potentially massive season for Romo who could even end up passing his totals from last season in terms of passing yards and touchdowns. Expect Romo to be in the Pro Bowl, and also for the Dallas Cowboys to be in the playoffs. From there, it's up to them to show that they are ready to take the next step against the best teams in the NFL.
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