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Joe Rogan & Dr. Phil Compare Tony Romo’s Drive To Win To NBA GOAT Michael Jordan

Published 05/20/2022, 2:32 PM EDT

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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is among the top-tier NFL QBs. Even Joe Rogan, a casual football fan at best couldn’t overlook his insane winning mentality. There are many stories regarding the long-time Cowboys QB and have been enlightening fans about his career. His inspirational story is unique from any other NFL QB, and his legacy in the game is still talked about.

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During a 2019 episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, guest and TV psychologist Dr. Phil gets into conversation discussing his interaction with the 4-time Pro Bowler. He discusses how he got to know about Romo’s drive to win as an NFL quarterback. Romo reveals to Phil that he possesses a MJ-level obsession with winning games and how he is willing to pay any cost.


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In an attempt to describe what Romo said, Phil states, “For him, he says he wasn’t the kind of swagger sort of person that came in cocky like he was gonna own the field and own the game. But inside, he said, he had this absolute drive that if he didn’t win, he couldn’t live with it.” Phil believes that Romo was not resting or being the same until he won over his opponents.

Joe Rogan shares the common thread between Tony Romo and Michael Jordan

The TV psychologist reveals how Romo would practice and analyze all pf his mistakes. In-depth. He adds that Romo didn’t rest until he figures out solutions. Despite not winning any Super Bowl championships in his NFL career, Phil believes Romo is a true winner.

He adds that winners do things losers do not want to do. The Cowboys QB wasn’t afraid to work on every single detail of his game in his pursuit of excellence.


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Even Rogan jumps in to perfectly frame his thoughts by stating, “That super unhealthy obsession they all share that Michael Jordan had. I mean we’ve talked about that several times on the podcast. So many people that are extreme winners, they are psychotic in their obsession with winning.”


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Rogan attempts to compare Jordan and his competitive fire and will to win with Phil’s accounts about Romo.


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The Cowboys fans will remember the big moments and game-winning drives Romo gave them throughout his 14-year NFL career. Romo continues to be in and around the game as a broadcaster and looking to make contributions off the field.

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Written by:

Anuj Tazhatuveetil


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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.
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Utsav Khanna