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Tony Romo is 6th best QB according to ESPN's NFLRank

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Where is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo in the hierarchy of NFL signal-callers?

If you want to trust 71 voters from various ESPN platforms, Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, Romo is the sixth-best quarterback, behind Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger.

ESPN has put out its annual NFLRank project, ranking the top 100 players in the league, and the Cowboys have done fairly well. Only the Seattle Seahawks (nine) have more players on the list than the Cowboys (six). The Green Bay Packers also have six.

Dez Bryant is the highest-ranked Cowboy, coming in at No. 6 overall and in a tie with Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Only J.J. Watt, Rodgers, Brady, Ndamukong Suh and Rob Gronkowski are rated higher than Bryant.

Left tackle Tyron Smith checks in at No. 29 as the second-best tackle in the game behind Cleveland’s Joe Thomas (No. 17). Tight end Jason Witten was at No. 54 as the third-ranked tight end behind Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham (No. 23).

Zack Martin was the highest-rated guard at No. 57 and Travis Frederick was the second-rated center at No. 66, one spot behind Pittsburgh’s Maurkice Pouncey.

The Cowboys did not have a defensive player crack the top 100.

Maybe that changes if Greg Hardy, Sean Lee, Tyrone Crawford or Randy Gregory have the type of season the Cowboys believe they can have.