Well stupid me missed the fact that you are a Cowboys fan.
I would have thought since you live in PA that you would be a Steelers or even (gulp) Eagles fan. While I am sorry for the Cowboys fans to see Romo out, at least it was in a season where the team wasn't doing that well rather then during a stellar season.
That's me, smack dab in the middle of Steeler and Eagle country! And they will be having a field day (or field months) gloating over the DC losses this year. Funny how I never say anything to them when their team loses...
OK, let me do my best to answer some of these posts. And guys PLEASE don't take any offense by my answers. I am an NFL loving freak that will watch the 2 worst teams play. There is nothing personal here.
First, Aikman vs White? Aikman has a career completion % of 61.5% to White's 59.7% Close but not better. And in 1993 Troy completed 69.1% for the season! That is hard to top considering the Cowboys didn't run a "dink and dunk" style offense. Yes he played on a great team but he still had to get the ball to the reciever. I am not saying he is in the top 10 all time QBs (not even top 20) but he was no slouch either. One of the best of his generation.
Romo is a very good QB. If anyone thinks he is over rated just go look up his stats. I don't think he is over rated as much as the Cowboys are over hyped. It is common for a team as popular as Dallas is so I don't mean this as a slam on the Cowboys. Tony has some great stats but he has only had 4 seasons of play not counting this one. I would like to see at least 8-10 years of play to judge a QBs overall place in NFL history.
Young was in Tampa for only 2 seasons starting 5 games his first season and 14 in his second. Tampa stunk back then and Young was able to sit and learn by watching Montana play. It's hard to quantify that one.
Favre spent only his rookie season in Atlanta and only attempted 4 passes total. He was too much of a party animal (he has admitted to this) and the Falcons traded him more because of his immaturity then performance. And they got a first round pick for him even though they drafted him in the second round.
Marino was one of the greatest pure passers of all time. Sucks that he never got a ring but he can't be held at fault for that. His records speak for them self.
Montana was the best overall QB I have seen in my life time (age 45) as he was brilliant! I watched him go through his progressions and end up hitting his fourth read quite a few times. Most QBs are lucky to get to the third read. Montana was like a machine in the way he saw the field and read the defenses.
I think I covered most of it.
All excellent points. Well illustrated.
It's not how hard you hit, but how hard you can be hit and still move forward.