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Tony Romo’s Retirement

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys directs the Cowboy offense against the Houston Texans in the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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.


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