A couple of years ago when Peyton Manning was a free agent, a few Dallas Cowboys fans and radio personalities entertained the thought of trading Tony Romo for draft picks and signing Manning. That of course never happened and he eventually signed with the Denver Broncos.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones says that he never pursued Manning, because he was committed to quarterback Tony Romo.
“I was so committed to Romo, so committed to his future,” Jerry Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM, via the Dallas Morning News. “Of course, Peyton has been a friend for a long time and someone we respect a lot. There were a lot of moving parts during that particular time. The real reason it didn’t work out is because we are as committed as we are to Tony.”
Could you imagine what could’ve been? The Broncos have great receivers but better than the Cowboys? The Cowboys have Dez Bryant and Miles Austin not to mention tight end Jason Witten.
It could’ve been exciting.
For comparison, Peyton Manning has completed 75% of his passes for 1,470 yards and 16 touchdowns. Oh yeah, no interceptions either. Tony Romo hasn’t been horrible either. Romo has completed 72.48% of his passes for 1,017 yards 8 touchdowns and one interception.