Troy Aikman: Tony Romo ‘worth at least seven points’ per game
Dallas Cowboys quarterback great and current FOX Sports analyst Troy Aikman suggests that Tony Romo would have accounted for seven additional points for the Cowboys in every game he missed this season.
Romo is expected to play in his first game since suffering a broken collarbone in Week 2 when the Dallas Cowboys face the Miami Dolphins.
Aikman, making an appearance this week on Dallas’ KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket, was asked what he expected out of the Cowboys offense this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins with Romo making his first start after being out for such an extended period of time.
“I expect them to play a lot better,” he said, via The Dallas Morning News. “I think that it’s safe to say that if Tony had been playing the last seven weeks, I think he’s worth at least seven points in a game for the offense. And if you believe that, then there’s at least four wins there. So, it’ll look different.”
Aikman went on to say that he believes Romo’s collarbone is fully healed but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be able to jump right back in and play at a high level, acknowledging there’s “gonna be some rust.”
Still, a rusty Romo is better than no Romo at all, Aikman opined, adding he expects his return will inspire his Cowboys teammates.
“I think the team will have a much different look that what we’ve seen over the last seven ballgames,” he said.
While Romo’s return without a doubt is an encouraging development, it’s possible that it comes far too late after the Cowboys dropped all seven games he missed, resulting in a 2-7 record and the likelihood the team may have to win out simply to make a run at the postseason.
Despite the uphill battle, the Cowboys as an organization are holding out hope that anything is possible, with Romo — who still had Super Bowl aspirations as recently as a few week ago — echoing that sentiment in a humorous manner.