Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach called Tony Romo a "Super Bowl quarterback" last week when I asked him about Romo's development as a quarterback and as a leader. Romo said Monday he had heard Staubach's comments, and he appreciates the support.
"Roger is a great quarterback," Romo said Monday at the opening of TopGolf, an entertainment complex in Allen. "He’s one of the best players of all time and any time someone speaks highly of you, coming from that kind of credibility, I think it always definitely makes you feel good. Roger is a class act, and I love when I get an opportunity to talk with him."
Romo is 39-22 in the regular season as a starter but only 1-3 in the postseason. Some critics outside the organization have questioned whether he is leader the Cowboys need to take them back to the Super Bowl.
Staubach, though, defended Romo last week, saying he has a hard time understanding criticism of Romo.
“I think people should keep examining what he has done,” Staubach said. “This guy has done unbelievable. He’s right at the top in the NFL as far as a quarterback – as far as his statistics and the things he does. I’m mystified, because it’s not our quarterback that is the problem in Dallas. We've got a Super Bowl quarterback. I really believe that the league is so close in parity, and Dallas is the kind of team with Jason [Garrett] that they can be right there in the thick of it this year. …Dallas is right there, and they have the quarterback that can do it. I’m hoping this is our year.”
-- Charean Williams