Teams with solid defenses, offensive lines, running games, and consistent coaching are the most QB friendly in the game today. It's naive to assume you're going to be great in every facet of the game, but it's nice as a QB to know you have a defense to lean on if you turn the ball over. Nice to know you have an offensive line that can push the pile forward and get you that yard on 3rd and inches, or 4th and goal. It's just almost unfair to put a QB in a situation, where the fate of the game, rests squarely on his shoulders more often than not. The receivers change, the coaches have changed, the line has changed - but during all the transition, if this team was going to win ball games, Romo was going to have to do it, almost single handedly. Doesn't matter if he's throwing to Roy Williams, Jesse Holley, Terry Glenn, Patrick Crayton - guy has always given this team a chance to succeed. But as an organization, as a coaching staff, and as a team - asking your QB to drop back that many times a game, injured, with a mediocre at best line, hardly any running game, and a defense that constantly comes up short. Is a little much. I understand QB is the most valuable position in all of sports, but on a week to week basis, when the fate of your team always comes down to one guy having to make a play to give them a chance. And even last year in our losses, he still had the team in a position to win - Arizona, New York most notably. Single handedly won the two Washington games on clutch 3rd and long conversions, and we all know what happened in San Francisco. It's unfair to demand this much of a guy, with very little help in critical areas - yet he still always seems to give us a chance to win, imagine what he can do with a defense like the Steelers/Ravens/Jets. Or a running game, or receivers that hang on to the ball, or a coach that isn't asking him to drop back so often when he's banged up or going against a good team on the road. I watch guys like Brady go an entire game and not even have to wash their uniform after. I watch guys like Big Ben commit stupid turnovers, then have their defense bail them out on a consistent basis. Romo doesn't have those luxuries. Any mistake he makes is magnified because the defense never gave the offense many short fields by turning the ball over, or making any big game changing plays. The lights are a lot brighter in Dallas than anywhere else, so he's already being asked to do a lot by the virtue of being the QB of the most visible franchise in all of sports. Add in the talent problems, and constant coaching regime changes and inconsistency from an organizational perspective and it's not quite as easy as it was on guys like Troy and Roger. Not saying he's as good as them, that's great company, but those guys had a lot better situations around them than Romo does. So am I crazy here, is that just the nature of playing QB in the league, or does Romo carry more pressure to win games by himself than other QBs around the league?