NFL Network aired the latest segment of Deion Sanders' conversation with Brett Favre on Tuesday, the chat turning to the quarterbacks Favre enjoys watching today.
He praised the usual suspects, calling Peyton Manning a "GM on the field," proclaiming Drew Brees to be "in a league by himself," and (perhaps begrudgingly) saying Aaron Rodgers "handles the cast around him perfectly."
"Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys," he said. "I don't know if that's good, because I think way too much is cast upon him. Good or bad.
"It's Dallas. And much is expected. But he's carried those guys, man. I mean, I'm watching last year, and I like Tony. And I like the way he plays. I think at times he's underrated."
Favre apparently believes Romo has to deal with teammates who aren't fully plugged into the Dallas gameplan.
"But I'm watching, and right before the snap, he's telling guys -- and you've probably seen it, too -- he's like ... "
"They don't know what they're doing!" Sanders jumped in.
"How in the world are you gonna have a positive play when the ball's coming and you're telling guys (where to line up)?" Favre went on. "But he'll make something out of nothing."
Favre faced plenty of pressure in his career, but Romo might actually have him beat. Favre was always loved when he was with the Green Bay Packers, win or lose. Romo is in an unending audition for respect. Fair or not, he will always be held responsible for the Cowboys' shortcomings.