Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones is as eccentric as he’s loyal to his gamers. Which is loads.
One in every of Jones’ favourite legacy gamers in Large D is retired quarterback Tony Romo: a participant whose profession manufacturing was constant and on the cusp of becoming a member of tier 1 QBs, however in need of accolades on the extent of Canton nominees.
With 2022 granting Romo eligibility to obtain his shrine, Jerry Jones was requested a few potential Romo bid for the Corridor of Fame on 103.5 The Fan.
“Effectively, I feel there’s no query in my thoughts that Tony is expert, at a talented stage, and had accomplishments statistically that had been there,” stated Jones. “The truth that we didn’t have a Tremendous Bowl throughout that point is all the time going to be within the dialog as to the place Tony Romo will rank — not rank, however the place he’s acknowledged. You’re speaking to a man that he could be a first-round poll with me, and I don’t apologize for that.”
The obvious omission on Romo’s resume was successful — not to mention, enjoying in — a Tremendous Bowl. Jones took on the brunt of this goose egg by Romo after admitting that the suitable items had been merely not in place round his beloved undrafted quarterback.
“You’ve heard me say it’s proper there possibly my most disappointing factor concerning the Cowboys for me just isn’t successful a Tremendous Bowl or be in a single with Tony Romo. And we simply weren’t ready after we didn’t have him, we weren’t in a position to compensate for that. That had one thing to do with him not being on a Tremendous Bowl workforce.”
The Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame homes solely 17 gamers that went undrafted previous to their illustrious careers. Romo’s invite to Canton would put him on the unique listing — but it surely’s additionally unique for a cause.
Erin Walsh at Yard Barker contextualized the dearth of consideration for Romo as a want for key numbers that Romo had been left unachieved. With no Tremendous Bowl look, league MVP or appreciable particular person honors, Romo is prone to miss out on the Corridor of Fame — although a spot on the Cowboys Ring of Honor appears assured.
If he had been voted in, Romo could be the most recent undrafted addition to Canton since Kurt Warner — 2x NFL MVP, Tremendous Bowl XXXIV MVP and 2x First-Group Professional Bowler. Each QBs have 4 Professional Bowls nods.
Like a salted McMuffin, Jerry Jones’ bid for Romo stays sturdy and with out a lot substance.