Kevin Ogletree realed in eight receptions on eleven targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns to help the Dallas Cowboys get past the New York Giants in the Week 1 opener. Tony Romo overcame an early interception and shaky offensive line play to go 22/29 for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Fantasy owners who value history should take note – back in 2009, while being flanked by Terrell Owens and Roy Williams, Miles Austin (4 targets, 4 catches, 73 yards, one touchdown), parlayed the WR3 role in the Cowboys offense into an 81 catch, 1,320 yards, 11 touchdown season on his way to finishing as the third ranked wide receiver in fantasy football. Last season, Laurent Robinson found himself in Ogletree’s current position (playing in the middle of the already mentioned Austin and current Cowboys glamour boy Dez Bryant) and finished the year with 54 catches for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns. The role of third wide receiver in the Cowboys offensive scheme has a history of producing viable fantasy options. If Ogletree is available in any of your league’s, he won’t be around much longer.
From ESPN’s Ron Jaworski:
“When you watch every play, you really get a good feel for a player,” Jaworski said. “Manning is one of the smartest, most aware quarterbacks in the NFL. His development over the last three or four years has been steady and consistent. He is now one of the top-five quarterbacks in the NFL.”
Now this should end all the asinine talk about Romo being a better quarterback than Eli.
ProfootballTalk: Jaws Eli no locked in as top-five quarterback
A few weeks back, W&L weighed the question of Who’s Better – Eli or Romo? Continue reading
… this according to a former teammate.
Chris Canty spent four seasons as Romo’s teammate with the Cowboys, from 2005-2008, so he’s had an up close and personal view of the ins and outs of Tony Romo’s game.
He signed with the New York Giants before the 2009 season. Coming off of his first Super Bowl win, Canty spoke on the differences in the games of Romo and New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning. Continue reading
This is a comparison I heard a few seasons back during Cowboys game. There was a breakdown during a passing play and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo used his improvisational skills to beat the pass rush and toss an underhanded pass to an open running back. It was a play that Brett Favre made numerous times over his career and the commentators made sure to make note of that. Continue reading
Tony Romo had better stats in 2011, but Eli walked away with the trophy at the end of the season.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com continued his offseason player comparisons with a look at Tony Romo and Eli Manning. Here’s a career comparison of their statistical totals: Continue reading
Tony Romo has been KO’d from plenty of games over the course of his career.
Earlier today, I presented a piece on the process of evaluating a quarterback. A short time later, the always compelling Greg Cosell released his analysis on Tony Romo’s 2011 season. Romo’s play through out his time as the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback has spawned polarizing debates. Some point to his amazing ability to make plays on the move as an intangible that can not be discredited and places him near the top of the QB pecking order. Others point to his lack of playoff success as a reason for him not to be mentioned among the elite. Continue reading