Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo retired from the NFL after the 2016 season. He is a candidate for the Hall of Fame this coming year, and his former boss, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, has some thoughts on that candidacy.
Speaking to 105.3 The FAN in Texas, Jones was asked if he viewed Romo as a Hall of Famer. Jones responded that he feels Romo is definitely worthy of candidacy based on his accomplishments during his 13-year career. But he conceded that Romo’s inability to win a Super Bowl in Dallas may keep him from getting in.
“There’s no question in my mind that Tony is at a skilled level,” Jones said. “He had accomplishments, statistically, that were there. The fact that we did not have a Super Bowl during that time is gonna always be the end of the conversation as to where Tony Romo will rank – where he’s acknowledged.”
Jones made it clear though that if he had a vote, he’d put Romo in. He said that Romo would be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and that he wouldn’t apologize for feeling that way.
” You’re talking to a guy that he would be a first-round ballot with me, and I don’t apologize for that,” Jones concluded.
From a regular season numbers standpoint, Tony Romo definitely fits the bill for a Hall of Famer. He’s the Cowboys’ all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns and game-winning drives.
Romo was a four-time Pro Bowler who went 78-49 overall and had just one losing season as a starter.
But the postseason was a place where Romo often struggled – and often in embarrassing fashion. He went 2-4 in the postseason, and never reached the NFC Championship Game.
Is Tony Romo a Hall of Famer in your eyes?