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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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 …