In fact, the Dallas Cowboys owner said he believes the former Cowboys quarterback should be a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection.
Jones discussed Romo, who will be eligible for Hall of Fame voting for the first time in 2022, during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan:
“Well, I think there’s no question in my mind that Tony is skilled, at a skilled level, and had accomplishments statistically that were there,” Jones told 103.5 The Fan. “The fact that we did not have a Super Bowl during that time is always going to be in the conversation as to where Tony Romo will rank — not rank, but where he’s acknowledged. You’re talking to a guy that he would be a first-round ballot with me, and I don’t apologize for that.”
Jones added that he takes some of the blame for the lack of a postseason run.
“You’ve heard me say it’s right there maybe my most disappointing thing about the Cowboys for me is not winning a Super Bowl or be in one with Tony Romo,” Jones said. “And we just weren’t able when we didn’t have him, we weren’t able to compensate for that. That had something to do with him not being on a Super Bowl team.”
Romo completed 65.3 percent of his throws for 34,183 yards with 248 touchdowns and 117 interceptions in 156 games across 12 seasons in Dallas. Those are good numbers, however, Romo didn’t capture any Super Bowl titles and never advanced the team to the NFC Championship game.
On top of that, Romo has a 2-4 postseason record, which could’ve been 3-3 if he had not botched a field goal.
Based on Pro Football Reference’s QB Hall of Fame Monitor, Romo has a score of 45.78. The lowest quarterback on the list to reach Canton is the Buffalo Bills’ Jim Kelly (59.10) and the average score to earn Hall of Fame enshrinement is 104.
The conversation surrounding Romo has changed in recent years because of how dynamic he has been in the broadcasting booth, but that has nothing to do with what he did during his career on the field.
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