Originally Posted by KB1122
The thing is, if you're elite, you play well and win despite the shortcomings of your team. See Aaron Rodgers. So by definition if Romo is always henpecked by the shortcomings of the players around him, then he is by definition not elite.
The Packers beyond all else have provided Rodgers lots of targets to throw the ball too -- WRs, TEs, etc. Beyond that, yes, they've fielded a truly awful offensive line and RBs.
I'd argue the Cowboy don't have a single phase of the offensive that doesn't have significant problems -- there are OL issues, the well documented WR issues with Dez, lack of depth, etc, and a RB1 that can't be relied on to be healthy.
In other words, unlike the Packers who have at least one piece of their offense still playing well in the WR corp that they can rely on, the Cowboys have none -- and that's the major difference why Rodgers can continue to put up big numbers and Romo has not. There isn't a single part of the offense the Cowboys can hang their hat on -- it's ALL dysfunctional.