Link: Winning Matters To Tony Romo

Rick Gosselin at the Dallas Morning News has an awesome article about Tony Romo being an elite quarterback today. Gosselin explains all of the accomplishments of the young star in his short career.

Being one of the best quarterbacks in the league doesn’t always equal a Lombardi trophy (just ask Dan Marino), but this statement from Romo proves that he realizes that. And when a leader understands that his team comes before his own ego, that’s when you have a winning team. That’s when you know he’s going to get the job done!

“At the end of the day, winning is what counts at my position,” Romo said Wednesday before a promotional appearance for Starter apparel at an Arlington Wal-Mart. “As I get older, it doesn’t matter to me if I throw for 100 yards a game or 400 if we win. You’re a far better quarterback when you throw for 150 yards and win than when you throw for 320 and lose. Stats are just stats.”

“For my perspective, [statistics] are something that kind of just happen in the process of winning or in an effort to be the best you can be.”

The DMN article also included this impressive chart. Romo will work his way up to the top, while on his journey to the Cowboys sixth Super Bowl victory. Believe that!

Whoooopeee!!! Jump On The Romomania Nutty A-Go-Go Bandwagon!!!

Howdy Cowboy Country! Hi Mom!

Okay, my crystal ball and I are going to take a nap soon… But, I would be remiss if I forgot to spread some major Romo Love to all the legions of Romomaniacs flocking to join us here at America’s Team cult-hero headquarters of all things Romomagical.

In case you were still unsure, the answer is yes. Yes, he really really is the new messiah who will be majestically leading us all to the silver gates of the New Jerusalem being built down the road off Tom Landry Highway in good ol’ Arlington. And, if Jerry forks over the cash soon.. we’ll go ahead and order a Papa John’s Pizza, switch back to Ma’ Bell or AT&T, throw back a few ice cold Diet Pepsi’s, AND call Jerry a prophet simply to make him feel real good. I sure hope Jerry chooses to wait until after the Romo Super Bowl Victory Party in a few months to give him that whopping 99 Million dollars a year he’s gonna obviously deserve. Luv ya Jerry!

Anyways, perhaps Big Bill should get all the credit for bein’ the honey and locust eatin’ type wilderness dude for making "the change" against the Giants last year? No way.

Should that be Saint Sean’s moniker? Nah, he’s sort of a Judas-type so we will go-ahead and write him out of the Romo mythology for now. We can always throw him back in there somewhere later on.

Want to know a big secret? The credit for all things Romo is …. shhhhhhhh! Gil Brandt.

All I can say is "alien spacecraft" and "Mexico City". You do the math.

Okay, I’ll tell you more. You see, Gil did all this kinda weird, cool stuff on a government issued MAC pc in October of 1977, then again in February of 1980 with Schramm and Landry attending in the old Valley Ranch "War Room", and then again earlier this year from some remote wireless laptop location outside "The Ranch" in Las Colinas, adjacent to a declassified canal zone "area" somewhere near that funky monorail off 114 between Texas Stadium and DFW Airport. Look, I don’t ask questions okay? I’m just glad he’s alive to see it all come to fruition. Amazing!

Oh well, before the Exodus from Irving to Arlington begins, we do get to see a lot more Romomagic for 2 more seasons at ol’ Texas Stadium. Tony is officially now – a lock for the future.

It is written…


Romo – Superman? Did you catch that? (Madden works at the Daily Planet as a ghostwriter part-time) He KNOWS Superman.

Glad Superman wears #9 and a cool star on his helmet when he’s just goofin’ around with the football.

Hey! Somebody put back up that funny pseudo- " 9 TONY ROMO " Ring Of Honor banner thingy in Texas Stadium!

I’m NOT joking. Whomever that ballsy, creative, luxury box- pimpin’ visionary is … whoever you are, I sincerely request you put it right back up!

Don’t worry cause I talked to Jerry, he’s all cool with it. Hurry.

I would like to congratulate Mr. Owens.
That’s right. Mister.
Way to go T.O. !!!
Hey, fellow DFW media dorks. I’m calling YOU dweebs out.
T.O. is a Cowboy. A productive, exciting Cowboy.

Owens has proven to me he is passionate and sincere about his involvement and role.

He has heart, superstar skill, style and may I dare say class?

Ever heard his interviews? Lately? Has T.O. just been misunderstood all this time?

Or is he happy and wiser? Well, for whatever reason, he has been as controversial as a mute monk

sleeping, while receiving nothing but a very bad rap ever since the moment he got here.

He isn’t going anywhere anymore. Nuff said.

Thanks Jerry for not "listening" to all the local media brainiacs who demanded Owens departure this off season.

I never quite got all that?
Regardless, T.O. is for real okay? Back off. Breathe. Applaud.

Write something positive about the player for a change.

I guess nobody has any choice as the stats are now simply way too revealing for anyone to dare challenge T.O.’s worthiness to wear the star.

(BTW check out T.O.’s "personal" column/blog online at the startle~gram after EVERY game- really good stuff! Trust me.)

And, guess what? The legendary Doomsday Defense is baaack!

Also, Baby Bum and Garrett get the "Game Ball" for superb, gutsy play calling.
Going for it like they did on 4th proves they trust, respect, and now believe in Tony.

Hey Hester. You know um Hes, I know Deion Sanders personally. And um Hester, you’re NO Neon Deion! So Romo’s over-hyped huh? Gee Whiz.

The Boys SHUT him down and hopefully up for at least a little while.

Hey, for a real good quality laugh, (hahahaha!!!) – check this out from my ding-dong Chicago Tribune archrival:,1,448458.story send him a few comments for me PLEASE! Ha! Good Times.

Hey Downey, how about us Cowpokes settle for just being perhaps a lil’ overly content? :-)

Yeah, it’s still so very early. But, this potentially glorious season promises to be memorable at the very least.

Admit it Downey, joyrides with everyone here on the new and improved- Super Duper Romomania Bandwagon is Cowboy bliss!

Romo! Romo! Romo!

All Aboard !!!!!!!

Legends of the Star – Larry Brown


Nobody expected Larry Brown to make the team when he was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. The smallish cornerback hailed from Texas Christian University and his numbers while in college were good, but not spectacular.

However, Larry Brown will always be remembered for his big game during Super Bowl XXX. Trailing 13-7 in the third quarter, Brown intercepted Steelers quarterback, Neil O’Donnell at the Cowboys’ 38-yard line and returned it all the way down to Pittsburgh’s 18. It was his second interception and it led to a touchdown run by Emmitt Smith.

Larry Brown’s two interceptions led to 14 second-half points and helped lift the Cowboys to their third Super Bowl victory in the last four seasons and their record-tying fifth title overall. For his efforts, he was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXX and became the first cornerback ever to win the award.

Brown became a free agent immediately after his MVP performance and signed with the Oakland Raiders, but returned to Dallas for the 1998 season, which would be his last. He retired with 14 career interceptions, 2 touchdowns, 2 fumble recoveries and was named to 2 Prow Bowls.

Larry Brown is now the cohost of “Countdown to Kickoff” on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, the flagship station of the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network. 

Legends of the Star is an exclusive weekly feature found only on StarStruck. Each week we will profile one of the many interesting personalities that have played for the Dallas Cowboys.