Thursday, August 21, 2014
Romo at No. 61 in ESPN #NFLRank program
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- ESPN has kicked off is #NFLRank program in which 90 experts polled picked the Top 100 offensive and defensive players.
In spots 61-100, the Dallas Cowboys have two players -- both on offense -- ranked so far. Click here for the list so far.
Tony Romo checked in at No. 61 today, improving by a spot over last year. Romo is ahead of quarterbacks like Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, Nick Foles, Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning, who came in at No. 62 after a horrendous season.
DeMarco Murray popped up at No. 91 and if he has the season many are forecasting, he should move up in the rankings in 2015.
The fact that the Cowboys don’t have a defensive player yet in spots Nos. 61-100 might be telling. Who could be in the top 60? Sean Lee was hurt at the time of the voting. Orlando Scandrick? Barry Church? Brandon Carr? Hard to see a defensive player cracking the list.
On offense, Jason Witten, Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith would have to be sure bets to enter the list in the top 60.