Roger Staubach: Tony Romo deserves more respect


Tony Romo's popularity in Dallas seems to be waning after a pair of disappointing Cowboys season. After suffering through guys like Chad Hutchinson and Quincy Carter, it seems Cowboys fans forget how good they have it.

Cowboys legend Roger Staubach can't understand why.

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"It’s really a mystery to me why people don’t understand how really good (Romo) is," Staubach said on KTCK-AM via the Dallas Morning News. "The things he can do and the plays he can make, I’m sure Troy (Aikman) would say the same. I think this team is building to support a great quarterback like Romo. If your defense is doing a great job, you can do a lot of things on offense."

Aikman agrees. Romo's biggest supporters may be former Cowboys quarterbacks legends, who know how unforgiving the glare can be in Dallas. We don't think they are being biased, though.

Romo, who may be entering a make-or-break year, is good enough to win a title. Maybe he can't raise the level of an organization like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but he certainly could have won with teams like the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers or the '07 New York Giants. (Or the Aikman-era Cowboys for that matter.)

Quarterbacks still get too much credit when teams win and blame when teams lose. Aikman and Staubach know that well.