I can remember watching Romo play in a pre season game for the Cowboys back in the summer of 2004 against the Oakland Raiders when he was only in his second year in the league. Parcells put him in the game after Vinny and Henson played the first three. Romo ended up taking the team down the field and scored the game winning TD on a qb sneak, which was not the call that came in from the sideline, Romo just improvised on his own. It was after that game I said to myself, "this kid is different from your normal 3rd string QB, I'm going to keep my eye on him."
So I watched him play the remaining games that preseason and thought if he improves on certain things (he was still rough around the edges) he could be special.
Well, 3 years later and 67 million dollars richer, the kid has made me look like Nostradamus and is on the verge of re-writing the Cowboys records books...well at least the single season records anyway. His late start may prevent him from attaining some career marks held by Troy Aikman, but I think he's going to obliterate the single season passing records.
In 1983, I can remember it like it was yesterday, Danny White set the Cowboys passing records for the most yards, 3,980, and most TDs, 29, ever thrown by a Cowboys QB in their 47 year history. Now just think about that for a second. For all the great QBs and teams the Cowboys had in their great history in the NFL, no Cowboys QB has ever thrown for more yards and TDs, ever.
Well, the 2007 regular season is officially half over and Tony Romo, the undrafted kid from a no name division I-AA school, is on pace to throw for 4,616 yards and 38 TDs. No QB in the history of the Cowboys ever threw 30 or more TDs in a season and Romo just might hit 40 this year.
Considering the path in which he traveled to the NFL, its simply an amazing story, and considering the rich history of this storied and great franchise makes it even more amazing. At the beginning of the season I predicted Romo would throw for 4,000 yds and 30 TDs, well theres a good chance I'll come up a little short.
Enjoy this season fellas, it will go down in history as one the best of all time, at least from the QB position.