Romo leads the Cowboys in YDs with 34,183, TDs with 248, QB rating with 97.1, and career passing percentage with 65.3 percent among retired players. Many other great quarterbacks struggle to get their teams to even make the playoffs, let alone win the big game. In fact, only Tom Brady (2007 Patriots) has won a Super Bowl after leading his team to the postseason in every season of his career.
Romo is also one of only three quarterbacks (Brady being the other one) to start his career with more than one playoff victory. The other two are Bart Starr and Roger Staubach.
Romo's ranking is impressive considering he plays in the NFC East which is considered by many to be the worst division in football. The Cowboys have never appeared in the NFL Championship game or won the super bowl despite having arguably the best quarterback in history playing for most of his career in Dallas.
He was drafted number 10 overall by the Dallas Cowboys out of college and is tied with Troy Aikman for the most consecutive games played by a rookie quarterback with 107. However, Aikman went on to play in four more seasons including winning the 2000 Heisman Trophy before retiring after the 2005 season at the age of 26. Despite these achievements, Romo hasn't been able to help the Cowboys reach the pinnacle of the NFL yet.
Romo presently boasts the ninth-best passer rating in league history (all players ahead of him, including Dak Prescott, are still playing) and has made the Pro Bowl four times in his career with Dallas. He, like Pearson, spent his whole career with the Cowboys.
When Prescott came into the league, many people were asking if he was ready to take over for an injured Rodgers. Now that it's been almost two years, is he still considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL?
Prescott's success can't be ignored here. The rookie quarterback from Mississippi State led the Cowboys to a 12-4 record during his first season as the starter. In addition, he threw for more than 3,000 yards for the first time in his career and had 33 touchdowns to only nine interceptions. These are all great numbers for any quarterback, let alone a rookie.
Despite losing in the playoffs each year after their Super Bowl victory in 2009, Green Bay managed to remain competitive. Last year they made the NFC Championship game but lost to Seattle 24-14. After falling short twice in a row, can we say the Packers are back?
The answer is yes. With Aaron Rodgers under center, there's no team you can throw the ball to in the NFC North. Even though he missed most of last season due to injury, Rodgers still has plenty left in his tank.
Romo has multiple Cowboys team marks, including passing touchdowns, passing yards, the most games with at least 300 yards passing, and games with three or more touchdown passes. .. Romo, Tony
Despite a stellar regular-season record, Romo's 248 passing touchdowns and 34,183 passing yards rank second and fourth among players who have never participated in a conference title game, respectively, according to Elias.
Table Leaders Rank Year Tm 1 Player TD (37) DEN 2 + Peyton Manning (2013) NWE 2007 Tom Brady (30) Mahomes, Patrick (50) 2018 KAN 4 Peyton Manning + (28) 49 IND
78. A distinguished career Romo has 78 victories as a Cowboys quarterback, following only Troy Aikman (94) and Roger Staubach (94). (85). Include playoffs.
He is the winningest quarterback in Dallas history and his 78 wins are the most by a quarterback in NFL history not named Brady or Manning. He's also second all time among QBs with at least 40 starts behind Tom Brady (91).
Romo is one of three quarterbacks (Brady, Manning) to win the MVP award while playing for their respective teams. The other two are Bert Jones (Cleveland) in 1950 and Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota) in 1961.
He was voted first team All-NFL twice (2009, 2010), third team once (2007), and rookie of the year once (2006).
Romo has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl every year he's been eligible except 2013 when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had surgery on January 6, 2014 and did not recover in time for the 2014 season.
Romo, on the other hand, rediscovered his form in the 2014 season, and that season is often recognized as his greatest in his career. He topped the NFL in quarterback rating with 113.2 while passing 34 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. During that time, his squad also won a division title.
And, while he was never considered a "winner," Romo's.614 career winning % ranks 10th among 56 quarterbacks with 100 or more career starts. It's also the greatest winning % among the 12 undrafted quarterbacks with over 60 career starts.
Romo's career winning % is the second-highest of any quarterback who has spent their entire career with one team behind Tom Brady (57%). If he had stayed with the Cowboys, his winning % would have been higher; in fact, it would have been above.600 if he hadn't gotten injured late in so many games.
After four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. He went 33-43 as a starter for the Eagles and posted a 16-21 record in postseason play. His career winning % is.615. He threw for over 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns to just nine interceptions in 2015 before being sidelined by injury. He returned for the 2016 season but was eventually replaced by Carson Wentz after Romo suffered another injury.
Tony Romo was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006 and played his entire career with them until they traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. He was named the No. 1 QB in ESPN's rankings that year.