Already one of the greatest QBs in Dallas Cowboys history, Tony Romo will lead the Dallas Cowboys to victory!
Tony Romo: Growing Up
Born on April 21, 1980, in San Diego, California, Antonio "Tony" Ramiro Romo would one day become the face of the most beloved franchise in sports history - the Dallas Cowboys. As a child, Tony Romo and his family moved to Wisconsin. While there, Tony Romo would grow up watching the legendary Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre in action. In high school, Tony Romo was the ultimate athlete, lettering in football, basketball, and golf.
Tony Romo: College Football Career
Tony Romo would play college football for Eastern Illinois University. In his sophomore and junior years, Tony Romo proved to be a standout in Division I-AA and was honored with awards and accolades. In December 2002, Tony Romo would win the 2002 Walter Payton Award which recognizes the nation's top Division I-AA player. Tony Romo finished his college football career with myriad school and conference records thanks to impressive stats like 85 touchdown passes, 8,212 passing yards, and more.
Tony Romo: Entering the NFL
In 2003, Tony Romo went undrafted. Following a solid performance at training camp, Tony Romo made the cut as the Dallas Cowboys' third quarterback and would don the Dallas Cowboys logo as a rookie free agent. Tony Romo would patiently wait for his chance to shine as the Dallas Cowboys' carousel of quarterbacks continued with QB Vinny Testaverde in 2004 and QB Drew Bledsoe in 2005. By 2005, Tony Romo had moved up the Dallas Cowboys depth chart as the No. 2 quarterback. On October 23, 2006, Dallas Cowboys tickets featured Tony Romo taking the starting quarterback reins in Week 6 against the New York Giants. Tony Romo's stats in just his second NFL appearance included 14-27 passing for 227 yards, 2 TDs, and 3 INTs.
Tony Romo: Starting in 2006
After taking over for QB Drew Bledsoe, Tony Romo breathed new life into the Dallas Cowboys' offense. In his first game as the official Dallas Cowboys starting QB, Tony Romo led the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. At the end of the 2006 regular season, Tony Romo turned in 2,903 yards on 220-337 attempts, 19 TDs, 13 INTs, and a 95.1 passer rating.
Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets watched Tony Romo lead the Dallas Cowboys back into the playoffs, where the Dallas Cowboys would take on the Seattle Seahawks. Although the Dallas Cowboys' playoff run would be cut short after a bobbled snap and an unsuccessful impromptu touchdown run on Tony Romo's part, the young and resilient Tony Romo would bounce back admirably in the 2007 NFL season.
Tony Romo: 2007 Season
Pro-Bowl QB Tony Romo would head into the 2007 NFL regular season with critics to silence and much to prove. However, Tony Romo's record-breaking season and impressive stats spoke for themselves. In Week 1, fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets were treated to an offensive explosion from Tony Romo, who threw for 345 passing yards, four TD passes, and his first-ever TD run en route to a 45-35 victory over the New York Giants.
Throughout the rest of the season, Tony Romo would continue to impress fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets. Tony Romo impressed the Dallas Cowboys front office as well, as Tony Romo inked a six-year deal worth $67.5 million in October 2007. By the end of the regular season, Tony Romo had turned in 4211 passing yards (ranked 3rd in the NFL), 36 TD passes (ranked 2nd in the NFL behind Tom Brady), and a 97.4 passer rating (ranked 5th in the NFL). The Dallas Cowboys won 13 games that season, which tied a club record. In the NFL playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys would fall to the underdog New York Giants, and the Cowboys' playoff run was cut short once again.
Tony Romo: 2008 Season
Over the past two seasons, Tony Romo has proven to be both elusive and instinctive in the pocket. With a quick release, a strong arm, and precision passing, Tony Romo has no trouble finding the open receiver whether he's got time to throw or throwing under pressure. In the 2008 season opener, fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets cheered as Tony Romo (320 yards, 1 TD) led the Dallas Cowboys to a Week 1 victory over the Cleveland Browns, 28-10. In an NFC East thriller, Tony Romo (312 yards, 3 TDs) and the Dallas Cowboys edged past division rival Philadelphia Eagles 41-37. The streaking Dallas Cowboys would ride Tony Romo's 260-yard, 1 TD performance to a 27-16 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.
Despite a close loss to the Washington Redskins, Tony Romo tallied another 300-yard passing game and three more TDs in Week 4. Dallas Cowboys tickets featured Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys bouncing back in Week 5 for a 31-22 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. In NFL Week 6, Tony Romo led the Dallas Cowboys high-powered offense in another NFC shootout, this time against the rising Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona Cardinals would walk away with the overtime win, despite Tony Romo's 321-yard, 3-TD showing.
Tony Romo: Injury News
After the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals thriller in Week 6, it was announced that QB Tony Romo suffered a broken pinky on his right throwing hand during the first play of the overtime period. Fans with Dallas Cowboys tickets can expect Tony Romo to be out for up to four weeks. With Tony Romo sidelined, the 4-2 Dallas Cowboys would send out Brad Johnson as the starting QB against the St. Louis Rams.
Tony Romo: Getting Personal
As much as Tony Romo has been making headlines in the sports world, the Dallas Cowboys QB has been making just as much news with who he's dating! Tony Romo has been linked with celebrity girlfriends such as country-music starlet Carrie Underwood and actress Sophia Bush. Currently, all eyes are on Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo - one of the hottest celebrity couples in the news today.