NFL Legend Defends Tony Romo's Game

By Jesus Flores
Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL and longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has come to the aid of Tony Romo.

Romo, if you recall, received a lucrative contract extension that when it’s all said and done could be worth $55 million guaranteed. It wasn’t long before Romo’s critics and critics of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones began condemning the deal.

How can Jones justify giving Romo that amount of money for a less than stellar playoff record, they asked. Truth is that realistically, the Cowboys couldn’t have replaced Romo with a better quarterback. There simply isn’t one out there, not in the 2013 NFL Draft and not in free agency.

Whether Romo’s contract is justified remains to be seen, but Favre wants people to know that their criticism of Romo is farfetched and unfair.

“It’s the ultimate team sport,” Favre said. “I think it’s misleading to say that a quarterback has wins and losses and say he was a part of one playoff victory. I think there are a lot of factors that go into the success of not only Tony Romo, but any player.”

I don’t know about you, but when a first-ballot hall of fame quarterback says that he sees that the Cowboys aren’t a complete team, I’ll take his word over any journalist bashing Romo’s playoff success regardless of credibility.

Favre said that Romo plays reckless at times, but that it’s usually a result of having to do too much because the Cowboys are struggling.

“I like the way he plays,” Favre said. “Does that get you in trouble sometimes when you try to do too much? Sure it does, but I think I’d rather have a guy who’s willing to take those chances.”

Favre is correct in that football is a team sport, and if the Cowboys are going to take that next step they need to collectively step up as a team.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1

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