A four-time Pro Bowler, Romo still ranks in the top 10 all-time in passer rating and yards per attempt. During his 13-year NFL career, he consistently ranked among the yearly league leaders in those two categories, as well as completion percentage and passing touchdowns.
Romo put up some impressive numbers, but injuries and a lack of playoff success hurt his Hall of Fame resume. He is one of those candidates who will have his bullish supporters as well as those who think there is no way he belongs enshrined.
You can count former Cowboys teammate DeMarcus Ware in the former category. In a recent Q&A with the Dallas Morning News, Ware endorsed Romo for the Hall of Fame while also recognizing why he might not garner enough votes to make it.
“From his resume, yes. If it’s going off championships, no. If it’s one of those things where you’re looking at a Hall of Fame quarterback according to how many titles they won, he won’t make it. But, from the way he played and the stats that he put up, all of that? Yes. He’ll make it for sure. Especially with his image now in the media, being a big-time guy on television. So, he is the perfect candidate for it.”
As Ware states, Romo’s candidacy is a case of the eye test and raw stats against team and individual accomplishments.
He’ll be on the ballot for the 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class, so we’ll see pretty soon how the voters view the former leader of America’s Team.