Statistically, Tony Romo is the best quarterback to play for the Cowboys. He leads the franchise in passing touchdowns, and should surpass Troy Aikman in career passing yards this season, yet fans are still critical of his decision making in crunch time. While Romo ranks sixth on the list of active quarterbacks with the most game winning drives (26), he also leads the league in fourth quarter interceptions since 2006. With the question being can Romo win in crunch time? If the Cowboys win a Super Bowl with him at quarterback, will that finally qualify him as a Hall of Fame player?
To answer this, let's look at the major knock against him. Critics say he does not perform under pressure. The guy has 22 fourth quarter comebacks and 26 game winning drives. He also holds the third highest fourth quarter QBR since 2006, trailing only Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers. How is it that people are so fixated on his short comings they can't see the greatness hh actually provides in the clutch? Sure, the guy has some untimely turnovers late in the game, but 26 times he's done the job right. You know who else threw a lot of interceptions? Breff Favre, yet no one questions him as a Hall of Famer.
I truly believe that if the Cowboys win a Super Bowl with Romo at the reigns, it puts him, at least, in the conversation of the Hall of Fame. I mean, if people's only beef with the guy is that he can't perform under pressure, but he goes and does just that, how can he not be considered?