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Tony Romo’s ring-less legacy

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Hall-of-Fame player AND broadcast Dan Dierdorf didn’t pull punches when asked what he thought about CBS hiring Tony Romo for its No. 1 television broadcast. “It’s a roll of the dice,” he said. “CBS is taking a real chance.”

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What Tony Romo has are his statistics. Playing in an era that favored aerial football, his 34,183 passing yards are plenty by Dallas standards… but not by NFL standards.

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Tony Romo is on the Dallas books in 2017 for $24.7 million, a steep price to pay for a backup quarterback. So it’s been speculated Romo will be either traded or released this offseason — which makes Houston a likely landing spot.

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Tony Romo turns 37 in 2017. He has battled a variety of injuries that have cost him starts since 2012. But he still believes he can play – and wants the chance.

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The Dak-Tony debate just ended, with Prescott winning in a TKO. No, the Cowboys haven’t made a decision, but they don’t need to. Just keep Dak Prescott in the lineup and Tony Romo on the bench.

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The Denver Broncos captured the Lombardi Trophy last season but no team has repeated as NFL champion since the New England Patriots in 2003-04.

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Since 2010, backup quarterbacks have been asked to start 508 games league-wide in the absence of the starters. Those backups have managed to win only 208 of them. That’s a winning percentage of 35.4.

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Tony Romo and Dez Bryant return in 2016 from injuries and the Cowboys hope to replace the lost DeMarco Murray production with first-round draft pick Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State. Ten-time Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten also is back along with the best offensive line in football.

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Once upon a time the NFC East was the division that all others aspired to be, winning four consecutive Super Bowls by three different franchises from 1990-93. But that was a long time ago.

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Even with marquee passers Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Tony Romo and Andrew Luck missing chunks of the 2015 season and 14 franchises having to play backups, quarterbacks in the NFL have never been more efficient than they have been this fall.

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Filling in for an injured Tony Romo this season, backup quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel have combined to throw for two touchdowns with five interceptions during a five-game losing streak.

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An injury at the quarterback position is the great fear of all NFL head coaches. The NFL has become a quarterback-driven league and a large chunk of salary-cap dollars are spent each season on the guy who throws the football. But not to his backup.

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The Dallas Cowboys took another hit Sunday with the loss of quarterback Tony Romo, out with a broken collarbone. So now what? We’re about to find out.

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Seattle coach Pete Carroll is old school. In rebuilding the Seahawks, he believed winning starts in August.

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(Courtesy of the New England Patriots) Talk of Fame Network Cornerback Ty Law was an established star with the New England Patriots at the turn of the 2000 decade, so he took a young, fellow Michigan Wolverine under his wing. Tom Brady had no starting job and no money as a low-round draft pick with …

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