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12.19.2011

Random Stolen Sports Thought


How certain Dallas Cowboy quarterbacks have fared in their first 75 starts.

(Despite those numbers, Aikman had already won two Super Bowls by that point.)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's incredible what a good quarterback can accomplish with a great coach calling the shot on plays AND players. If only Romo had Jimmy Johnson...
Dentondude

President Clark said...

The rules of the game have been changed greatly since Roger and Troy played the game. The rules favor the QB and receivers more now than then.

Anonymous said...

Tony would have won two Super Bowls also, "IF" the games ended at the end of the 3rd quarter. LOL

Anonymous said...

Not a very fair comparison for Aikman. He started a team from scratch, with a 1-15 record his first (rookie) year as a starter.

Romo was handed a team that has had rock-stars on it from the beginning, and still can't consistently throw the ball at a receiver.

Rage

Anonymous said...

In 80-85 the first 5 seasons as the starter, Danny White was 54-22, 127 TD's and 101 INT's. He even won 5 playoff games and made it to the NFC Championship, more than once. But, you never hear him compared to Staubach or Aikman. It's all about the Superbowl!! Until Romo wins one, or at least gets to a couple, he will always be just another name in a list.

CT said...

agreed, Rage.

Devil said...

Rage, reserve your posts to topics you understand! Romo is a very accurate passer, higher percentage for his career than Joe Montana. He was only surrounded by "rock stars" because sports media told us so; their talent is and always has been pedestrian since Romo took over. His meltdowns have been catastrophic and that tends to stick in the minds of fans. He almost always has them in it and wouldn't be subject to so many meltdown moments if they could close on D.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about being the old geezer in this discussion, but you have to look at the way they actually played.

Staubach and Aikman were both incredibly accurate passers, though the league rules were much different. Staubach was more elusive. Aikman had a stronger arm.

Most importantly, Staubach and Aikman had their best games when it counted. The same can't be said for Romo.

Also, when Aikman and Staubach were playing, they were considered among the elite QBs in the league. Anybody really going to make that argument for Romo?

Anonymous said...

the cowboys suck. they have for a long time. Go Mavs, go Rangers.

It better football watching TCU. (i'm not not frog fan)