ESPN’s Ron Jaworski has Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ranked as the 15th best signal caller in the NFL going into the 2013 season.
“I have always liked Romo, but his play in the final regular season game of the 2012 season with the NFC East title on the line still bothers me,” said Jaws, via ESPNDallas.com. You just can’t make mistakes, regardless of whose fault it is. It was the fourth quarter interception with three-and-one-half minutes remaining and the Cowboys trailing by three. That I just can’t forget. You can’t make a throw with no definition in that particular situation, regardless of the pressure.
“Then I look at Romo one week earlier. Two big-time drives in the final five minutes against the Saints, tying the game with 21 seconds remaining. Back-to-back weeks, two different Romo’s. Those kinds of peaks and valleys is why Romo is No. 15 on my board. I love his talent, and there’s no doubt perception has overtaken reality in the negative world view of Romo, but I would like to see more overall consistency in his play. He’s capable of it.”
Jaws hit the nail right on the head. There are times Romo looks great and other times he looks bad. his biggest flaw is that he can’t consistently rise to the occasion and win big games.