Could Tony Romo Make Another Pro Bowl This Season?

Following the Cowboys’ 17-10 loss to Denver, Tony Romo’s popularity sank to Drew Bledsoe-like levels. Two games later, and Romo is once again the quarterback who can make plays out of nothing, which what made Romo so much better than Bledsoe in the first place.

There are a couple of fan videos showing Romo’s Houdini act against Atlanta. Here’s one of the better ones:

If you weren’t aware,
Pro Bowl
balloting
has begun. Given Romo’s many problems this season, you might think
that he would be completely out of the running for a spot on the NFC’s Pro Bowl
team. Not so fast. Consider Romo’s stats compared with other NFC quarterbacks,
ranked in order of passer rating.:

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay: 121-184 (65.8%),
1,702 yards, 11 TDs, 2 Ints., 110.8 Rating. Record: 4-2.

Drew Brees, New
Orleans: 132-197 (67.0%), 1,698 yards, 14 TDs, 5 Ints., 106.9 Rating. Record:
6-0.

Brett Favre, Minnesota: 157-228 (68.9%), 1,681 yards, 12 TDs, 3 Ints.,
102.2 Rating. Record: 5-1.

Tony Romo, Dallas: 117-194 (60.3%), 1,652 yards, 9
TDs, 4 Ints., 94.7 Rating. Record: 4-2.

Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia: 63-110
(57.3%), 768 yards, 6 TDs, 1 Int., 93.3 Rating. Record: 3-1.

Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants: 120-203 (59.1%), 1,633 yards, 12 TDs, 6 Ints., 92.3
Rating. Record: 4-2.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta: 120-191 (62.8%), 1,360 yards, 11 TDs, 6 Ints., 90.2
Rating. Record: 4-2.

Kurt Warner, Arizona: 158-237 (66.7%), 1,672 yards, 9 TDs, 6 Ints., 89.1
Rating. Record: 4-2.

 

At this point, Rodgers, Brees, and Favre would easily be the front-runners
for the three Pro Bowl spots, but things could change very quickly.

If the Packers lose again to the Vikings, Green Bay’s record will drop to
4-3. This Green Bay line has not been able to protect Rodgers all season,
allowing 25 sacks. By comparison, Romo has been sacked only 11 times.

Favre often plays well late in the season, but that’s not always the case. It
certainly wasn’t last year, when Favre suffered through a shoulder injury and
the Jets lost four of their final five games. Easy to assume that since he is
healthy that he will be strong all year, but he’s also 40.

As for the other four, each has had his moments, but each has also struggled,
especially recently. None has played as well as Romo has in the past two games
(thanks, of course, to Miles Austin).

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Anyway, just for curiosity sake, if you had to select one player on the
Dallas offense to make the Pro Bowl this year, who would it be?

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