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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Michael Irvin: Now that LeBron James has a ring, the pressure’s on Tony Romo

LeBron James is now an NBA champion, which raises an important question for all the sports fans out there who love celebrating the misfortunes of famous athletes: Who do we turn to next? Prior to last week, LeBron was the ultimate case of a superstar athlete who has never won a thing. Before LeBron, we had Alex Rodriguez. What about now? As Michael Irvin reminded us this past weekend, Tony Romo seems like a decent candidate.

“Now LeBron’s got the title, who do we turn the thing to and say, ‘When are you going to get one?’” Irvin asked according to the Dallas Morning News. “That noose has been put around (Tony Romo’s) neck. It better be soon. Jerry Jones has already said that. That’s where it’s going from here. It’s going back to Tony Romo now.”

Romo isn’t exactly to the NFL what LeBron is to the NBA. If not for some of the huge mistakes he has made in crucial situations, people would have a lot less to say about Romo’s inability to win a championship. However, the pressure certainly exists for the mere fact that he is a quarterback and plays for one of the most popular teams in the NFL.

Like one of his teammates recently said, Romo will be criticized until he wins a championship with the Cowboys. He may not be one of the best players in the NFL like LeBron is in the NBA, but the fact that there is one less person to harp on certainly won’t help alleviate any of the pressure the Cowboys quarterback already faces.

H/T Pro Football Talk
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