Tony Romo doesn’t care how much air is in the football: when Romo thinks “air it out” he means let it fly. While Tom Brady, current prototype for “America’s Quarterback” continued his extraordinary run and extended his gamer cred in Thursday night’s 4-touchdown opener, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo says wait, what about me? I’m on America’s Team — maybe it’s my turn to be America’s Quarterback. Romo guided the rejuvenated Cowboys (12-4 last year, after three straight 8-8 campaigns) to a thrilling 27-26 victory Sunday night, bringing them back from 10 points down with eight minutes to go. (Touchdown drives of 76 and 72 yards.)
Andrew Luck may be in line for the America’s QB gig, but Romo made a statement in the opener that this might yet be his year. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, a quarterback himself, said: “I thought [Romo] was fantastic tonight. He showed great poise and great understanding of what to do.” As Romo went 12-14 on the last two Cowboys possessions, Garrett’s assessment seems like an understatement. Somebody is always America’s Quarterback, be it Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Roger Staubach, or Brady. Is 2015 the year Romo wears the title? It’s going to be hard to deflate Dallas, that’s for sure.