I'm a diehard Cowboys fan and haven't missed a game in the past decade or so, meaning that I saw every game of Tony Romo's career. I'm a huge fan of his and will definitely miss him on Sundays. Always underappreciated, even by Cowboys fans, he's actually 3rd all-time in career passer rating, just behind Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, and just ahead of Steve Young and Peyton Manning. One of the toughest QBs, he played with broken fingers, broken back bones, broken ribs, a punctured lung, and more. Surrounded by mediocre teams for years, he kept the Cowboys relevant and won them a lot more games than they deserved. Watch a Tony Romo highlight video on Youtube and you'll see that he was one of the most fun guys to see play, especially when he was evading defenders before a pass. He was also way more clutch than the public perception. I appreciate Romo even more because Cowboys fans lived through a QB landfill for 7 years or so as the organization searched for a franchise QB to replace Troy Aikman..it was a frustrating time and not fun to watch. But Romo wasn't all good...there were definitely some frustrating moments (he was very much like Brett Favre in that way), though overall I think the team had more to do with the Cowboys failures than Romo individually. That said, promoting Dak Prescott ahead of Romo was the right move--he's younger and has more upside in the long-term--but I had hoped to see Romo play for another team for a few more years.
Here's a Youtube link to my favorite Romo play, which comes from very early in his career... this crazy "4 yard run" for a first down from 2007 (on 3rd and 3, with under 1 minute left in the half during a close game) perfectly sums up the mix of frustration and excitement of watching him as a fan the past 10 years. I remember watching it...one minute you think he's a complete idiot for not just falling on the ball, and the next minute you realize how crazy of a ride the future was going to be.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjplYy_zT0Y