If any quarterback would gush over Tony Romo's skillset, it would be the Romo prototype Brett Favre. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, the NFL's career interceptions leader unintentionally implied that the Cowboys weren't very talented and that Romo's playmaking is a result of overcompensating for the Cowboys underwhelming roster.
Favre said his approach changed throughout his career depending on the amount of talent he had around him. If the 11-time Pro Bowl selection knew he was surrounded with a talented group, he took less chances and wasn’t as much of a gunslinger on the field.
When it comes to judging Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Favre sees it the same way.
“I like the way he plays,” Favre said. “I think there’s times that he’s made plays or decisions that were bad. But I think based on how the team has played or the way that the game has gone, for the most part, has kind of dictated the way his decision-making has played into it.
“I guess the way for me to explain it would be that if the Cowboys offense is going according to plan, say you’re up by 14, or you’re never out of it and your running game is OK, and you know where everyone is going to line up and you know what you’re going to get out of your defense, then I think he would probably play less recklessly. I think it just kind of falls in line with how maybe the season or the game goes.”
That sounds well-meaning, but it's a fraudulent excuse. When you look up and down that roster, they've got a plethora of talent on both sides; including DeMarcus Ware, Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, Jason Witten and Morris Claiborne to start with. If anything, the Cowboys need to do what the Vikings did with Favre: get the ball out the quarterbacks hands and use the ground game to matriculate down the field.