Tony Romo is one of the best Dallas Cowboy quarterbacks, and you gotta remember, the guy was not drafted. Wasn't selected out of Eastern Illinois. But the Cowboys took a shot on him as a free agent and did it ever pay off?
Romo joined the Cowboys in 2004 in a backup quarterback capacity. He didn't get on the field as a quarterback, but was a holder for kicks. 2005 saw him serve in the same capacity.
It was 2006 when Romo got onto the field as a QB. He first got under center in a regular season game on October 15, 2006 against the Houston Texans, and threw his first NFL touchdown pass to Terrell Owens.
He would have success in 2006, replacing Drew Bledsoe as the starter, and begin his journey as the Cowboys starting quarterback. The rest, as they say, is history. Here are his career numbers as of this post:
- 34,154 passing yards (Cowboys' all-time leader)
- 247 passing TDs (Cowboys' all-time leader)
- 4-time Pro Bowl Selection
- 2,826 pass completions
- 2014 NFL passer rating leader