It’s time to dispel the some of the misconceptions regarding Tony Romo’s playing career.
He unquestionably was one of the very best quarterbacks of his 10-year run as a starter in the NFL, and one of the game’s toughest players. He was one of the more compelling stories to emerge of his era, going from an undrafted college free agent out of Eastern Illinois to unseating Drew Bledsoe as the Cowboys’ starter a few years later and forging one of the more illustrious careers in that high-profile franchise’s history.
Romo was anything but a choker, or someone who couldn’t be trusted late in games. He was very much a gunslinger and someone not afraid to try to win the game and take command. He always played with that air of a Brett Favre, willing to get burned a time or two because of it — but he was hardly the interception machine some paint him to be. He was one of the more dynamic and daring players of his time who fared much, much better in the big moments than groupthink would have you believe.