Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo has announced his retirement last week. Romo only played 5 games in the last 2 years due to injuries. He was replaced by rookie quarterback Dak Prescott. Dak was supposed to be just a back-up QB but because of his stellar performance that lead the cowboys to 10-3 record and a 9-game winning streak he was given the starting role eventually making Tony a back-up.
Dallas instantly have a future in Dak but certainly we cannot forget how Tony contributed to the team. At one time, Tony Romo was the savior to a very desperate Dallas quarterback situation. Dallas signed Romo after he went undrafted in 2003. The Cowboys struggled to find a decent QB after Troy Aikman retired. Romo only saw the field as a holder for years while Dallas QBs struggled. Romo finally got his shot starting and had 36TDs to 19 INTs in his first season as a starter, answering all Cowboys fans’ prayers. However Romo has been unfairly criticized for his off-field relationships during his career in Dallas and in 2007, he famously botched the hold on a game-winning field goal costing the Cowboys a playoff win.
Even when injured, Romo put together an outsanding record at QB. He had a 97.1 career passer rating, just behind Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
Romo’s record in Dallas:
- Most single season yards
- Most single season TDs
- Highest single season passer rating
- Career passing yards
- Career passing TDs
- Career passer rating
Tony Romo will always go down as one of Dallas’ best of all time.