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Can The Cowboys Win The Super Bowl?

Updated on August 29, 2012
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Can the Dallas Cowboys win it all? Do the Dallas Cowboys have the players to win the Super Bowl? What players are preventing the Cowboys from winning the Super Bowl? What players are helping the Dallas Cowboys win the Super Bowl?

These are the questions all Dallas Cowboys fans ask every year, even when we have horrible seasons. Well, today is the day that we begin to answer those questions for the 2012-13 season.

I have read articles, blogs and posts from countless sports commentators and celebrities trying to determine the outcome of a season. I know you have too. All Cowboys' fans know that Dallas Cowboys cannot be compared with other teams, after all we are "America's Team." So I will not soil the reputation of any Cowboy by comparing our beloved Cowboys to any other team. My analysis will be unlike any you have ever read before. You and I will be looking into the past to unlock the secrets of the present. We will go through each of the different positions and compare them to the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl teams of the past. Starting with the quarterback position.

Let me ask you a question. Who is the greatest quarterback of all time for the Dallas Cowboys? Staubach, Meredith, Aikman, Romo? Let me ask you a better question, one that has only one possible answer. Who won the most Super Bowls? Yes, you got it now, Troy Aikman.

Let's go over Troy Aikman's Super Bowl winning years:

Troy Aikman

Season
Completion Percentage
Total Passing Yards
Touchdowns/Interceptions
QB Rating
QB Ranking
1991-92
63.8%
3,445
23/14
89.5
#3
1992-93
69.1%
3,100
15/6
99.0
#2
1994-95
64.8%
3,304
16/7
93.6
#3
Stats from http://www.nfl.com/player/troyaikman/2499369/careerstats

And now Tony Romo's stats from last year:

2011 Tony Romo

Completion Percentage
Total Passing Yards
Touchdown/Interceptions
QB Rating
QB Ranking
66.3
4,184
31/10
102.5
#4
Stats from http://www.nfl.com/player/tonyromo/2505354/profile

At first glance, one might say that Tony Romo is clearly a better quarterback than Aikman was as far as stats are concerned. Aikman's best QB rating was 99.0 compared to Romo's 102.5 from last year. Romo also has better completion percentage numbers (three year average for Aikman-65.9%) as well as more total passing yards. Before we jump to that conclusion that Romo is clearly better, let's look into that accusation.

Everyone can agree that the game has changed, but how has the quarterback changed? Well, passing yards average per team increased from 3,532 in 1995 to 3,675 in 2011. We can all safely say that quarterbacks are expected to throw the ball more. Passing yards per team increased 4.05% from 1995 to 2011. So let us extend that percentage to Romo's stats:

Tony Romo 2011 Decreased by 4.05%

Completion Percentage
Total Passing Yards
Touchdown/Interceptions
QB Rating
63.6
4,015
30/9
98.3
Original Stats from http://www.nfl.com/player/tonyromo/2505354/profile

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Now we can see that Tony Romo is equal to Troy Aikman. Romo could use a slight tick up in passing percentage and QB rating but he is relatively equal. Even when we look at Aikman compared to his peers in the years 1991-1995, we see that Tony Romo is almost identical. Romo was ranked #4 last year while Akiman was ranked #2 or #3 in his Super Bowl winning years.

So, Tony Romo is not a problem. Romo is helping the Cowboys' chances of reaching the Super Bowl.

Next I will dissect the running back and see where the Cowboys stand! Keep informed at www.dallascowboyswin.wordpress.com.

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