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Eagles Retiring #5? What about Dallas retiring #9?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by sadams, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    McNabb - 6 Pro Bowls,4 div titles, 5 nfc championship games, 1 SB appearance, eagles all time leader in all things passing

    Romo - 3 pro bowls, 2 div titles, 0 championship games, 0 SB appearances, most likely will be all time leader in all things passing (more additions TBD)

    1) Would Dallas hang #5 in the stadium if he was a cowboy, given the same accomplishments?
    2) What will it take for #9 to hang in the rafters?
    3) What is your bar for jersey retirement? HOF? SB Ring? 5+ pro bowls?

    To be honest, I am not sure where I am on this one. I am not sure I would hang #5 in my stadium. But when I think about it, McNabb was pretty darn good. 5 div title games is impressive. 1-4 making the next step is not.

    I think Romo has a very real chance to be in the same league as McNabb if he can hold up physically. Win a few div rings, make a NFC championship game or two, and maybe get lucky enough to make the big show.

    If Romo wins 0 rings and makes one SB show, do we hang #9 right beside the big screen?
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Have to win a Super Bowl to get in the ROH. Absolutely have to.

    That's not a requirement in Philly, because they've never won one lol. But Dallas has a much better pedigree.
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    This thread made me laugh.
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  4. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Active Member

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    Romo isn't worthy of his # hanging in the rafters. Never will be IMO.
  5. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    He isn't worthy. I hope that can change but I have already lost all hope in the guy.
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  6. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    I think this is a great comparison. Granted the Eagles don't have the folklore that Dallas does, but the player comparison's are really not that far off.
  7. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Me too..


    I would hope the Cowboys standards would be a little higher than the Eagles.

    McNabbs career would be frowned upon in Dallas. Much like Tony's will be if he doesn't ever do anything in the post season.
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  8. pugilist

    pugilist dwarecwby311

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    yeah i love Romo but the standards are just too high here, i don't see it happening
  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    No.

    At this point Tony is a poor man's Danny White.
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  10. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    Me too!
  11. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    I tend to agree with that also.

    How about these examples? Matt Hasselback. Rich Gannon. Boomer Esiason. Dan Fouts. Fran Tarkenton. Sonny Jurg.....(never mind I Hate that guy)

    Do they hang in Jerry Land?
  12. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    There is many on this site that would like #9 to be retired
  13. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    For a franchise with no championships McNabb's resume is very impressive and a no brainer to have his jersey retired. For a franchise with 5 championships I'm not sure why we're asking this question about Romo.
  14. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    So if 9 wins a ring he's in?

  15. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    thats a low blow bro
  16. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    If he'll go today, he can have HOF,ROH, and heck, I'll nominate him for president.
  17. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    So would McNabb be retired if he were a cowboy?
  18. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    LOL. I'm not one of them, though.
  19. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    Well, I won't go so far as to say he never will be worthy (I think he has some more football left in him). Having said that, it is HIGHLY unlikely. Romo showed me who he was a while back, and I believed him. You know what, he has proven to be a very honest and revealing QB, unfortunately.:(
  20. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Like I said the standards are different because of the two franchises. But personally I think leading a team to 5 NFC championship games (4 in 4 straight years) and a SB appearance would be deserving of having his number retired anywhere. Winning a championship is hard, it's also hard to be as dominant as those Philly teams were. I'm not sure Romo will even see one NFC championship game.

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