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

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

  1. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    I would certainly think so.

    He's already number 1 in touchdown passes and he should pass Aikman for yards sometime next year. Add a Super Bowl to the mix and I dont see how he wouldn't be.
  2. mrmojo

    mrmojo Active Member

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    Danny White took the team to 3 straight NFC Championship games and the playoffs in 80, 81, 82, 83 and 85. He had the memorable playoff game against Atlanta in 80, and preserved the playoff win in 78 when Roger got knocked out. He has a lot more skins on the wall than Romo in the playoffs and yet he still would never have his #11 retired. So as for Romo......No........
  3. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I would want until he is done playing football, before I made this judgement.
  4. tm1119

    tm1119 Well-Known Member

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    Best QB in franchise history vs.....ehh 3rd best QB in franchise history. You see why theres a big difference?
  5. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    Too early to tell for Romo. He's career isn't over yet. He's certainly on his way as far as stats.
  6. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Eagles have lower expectations.
  7. mrmojo

    mrmojo Active Member

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    That is true, not much QB history in Philadelphia, maybe Jaws #7 should be retired too, he got them to their first Super Bowl. I still have Meredith ahead of Romo.....maybe even White ahead of him...but Romo's carreer is not done yet, so we will see.
  8. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    The Cowboys have never retired a number.

    8, 12 and 74 have been taken out of the rotation, but they are not officially retired.

    No reason to start now.
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  9. sadams

    sadams Well-Known Member

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    I thought Jaws # is retired?
  10. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    Ha ... He would be run out of this town on a rail
  11. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    That is arguable
  12. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    I will always have Romo at #5 until he does something in the playoffs.
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  13. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    This x 100. Tony has to produce playoff wins. In the plural. The bar has been set here. Now here's hoping he gets it done. I'm pulling for the kid.
  14. iceman117

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    If he wins a Super Bowl he's a lock, if he gets to a Super Bowl he has a really good shot, if he gets to a couple Nfc championship games I'd say his chances are 50/50. The way things have been going NO WAY.
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Every Franchise is different. Eagles are certainly not the Cowboys. I understand why they retired McNabb and that's fine but I hope I never see a player get their number retired in Dallas for almost winning.

    Nope, I don't think so.

    HOF and/or Super Bowl or Franchise numbers and Multiple Super Bowls if he doesn't get into the HOF.

    Already explained above.


    I sure hope not. That only brings down the other players in the ring IMO. I wouldn't do it.
  16. benson

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    Honestly, to those who have watched Romo's entire career and have had huge expectations considering his raw talent, he doesn't deserve to get in. To be an UDFA and have so much potential, so much natural ability at the QB position, and to be in such an amazing position as the face of the Dallas Cowboys, and to not take advantage of it to become the best player he can be? He found himself in the opportunity of a lifetime being behind Drew "Statue" Blesdsoe and being the only serviceable backup. There are some people who would not allow themselves to be in the situation Romo now finds himself in, the alpha (Brady, Manning, Aikman) personalities. The go take it because its yours and nobody is going to deny you what is yours personality. Romo is complacent, satisfied with what he has, an amazing job and a family. There is nothing wrong with that outside of championship football.

    A player who considers himself to be blessed to wear the star and be compared to the likes of Staubach and Aikman does not let himself regress from the player he was in 06,07,11, etc. All Romo needed to do to take the next step was practice and practice avoiding the bone-headed turnover, especially in crucial situations. People mention that Romo needed to dial back the gun-slinger in him to take the next level. No, no he didn't. Most of his turnovers have always been blatant mistakes, brain farts if you will, (gunning the ball into the numbers of a defender, fumbles, receivers running wrong routes) not turnovers because he was slinging and the throw was inaccurate. Most of Romo's errant throws aren't due to the difficulty of "gun-slinging" and throwing an inaccurate pass on the run, etc, there because he has a lapse in judgment and either the defense tricks him or he tricked himself. The "gunslinger" was what gave him the potential to have his jersey hung up and the mental-lapses are what he needed to overcome. Instead he ditched the gunslinger and the mental-lapses still remain. Most recently the nullified interception against the Chiefs followed by a bullet into a defenders chest comes to mind. Not to mention the obvious physical regression, dude looks like a chubby kid running for his life instead of the escape-artist of the past.

    I do hope I'm wrong.
  17. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Say what you want about Donovan, but 5 NFC championship games is nothing to sneeze at, not to mention a Chunky soup commercial and often staying at a Holiday Inn.
  18. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    This thread instantly reminded me of Greg Focker and his Wall of Awards - 5th place and higher lol

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    "I didn't know they gave awards for 9th place" ?? o_O o_O
  19. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Say what you want about Terrell Owens. He was the only worth a dam in that SuperBowl... while McNabb was blowing Chunky soup chunks during crunch time.
  20. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    5 NFC Championship games and a SB appearance looks good to me right now. At least he played in title games.

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