Tony Romo doesn't mention Cowboys are one of the major threats to win Super Bowl

Tony Romo may have spent 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, but he’s not going to let that cloud his judgement as an analyst. As part of the CBS broadcasting team, Romo will call the Super Bowl for the first time. When asked what teams he expects to see in the big game, Romo did not mention his former club.

Instead, Romo picked the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams as the teams with the best shot at reaching the Super Bowl, according to USA Today.

“I think the home teams have an advantage more so now than probably in some other years,” Romo said Thursday inside the CBS Broadcast Center as part of the network’s Super Bowl media day. “There’s no perfect answer here. The Chiefs are the most explosive team. It’s hard to go win in New England. It’s hard to go win in New Orleans. I think the Rams, if they can stop the run, might be the best team in the NFL. But they haven’t been able to stop the run lately.”

Put more plainly, he picked the favorites.

It’s tough to blame Romo for that. Even the most optimistic Cowboys fans would have to admit the team faces a tough road to the Super Bowl. It’s not impossible, but it’s tough to confidently pick the Cowboys over the Saints or the Rams.

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IRVING, TX - 2005: Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Getty Images)
OXNARD, CA - JULY 30: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys passes during the first day of training camp on July 30, 2005 in Oxnard, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn /Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) talks to Terrell Owens before the NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte October 29, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Keane (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws during warmups before taking on the Washington Redskins in their National Football League game in Landover, Maryland, November 5, 2006. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo leaves the field after the Cowboys were defeated by Seattle Seahawks in their NFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Seattle, January 6, 2007. REUTERS/Richard Clement (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo calls signals against the Miami Dolphins during fourth quarter NFL football action in Miami September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Hans Deryk (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) and Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones smile at a news conference held to announce Romo's six-year $67.5 million contract extension in Irving, Texas, October 30, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES)
Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys warms up before the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 10, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws the ball prior to his pre-season NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in San Diego, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Stan Liu (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (L) drops back to pass as he is rushed by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson in the first half of their NFL football game in Irving, Texas December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reacts during the second half of NFL football action against the Baltimore Ravens in Irving, Texas December 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throws against the Washington Redskins during second half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 27, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stands on the sideline during the second half after being injured against the New York Giants in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo looks to the sideline during a timeout in the second quarter of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 16, 2011. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL HEADSHOT)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo smiles on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills in the second half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reacts as he leaves the field after beating the Miami Dolphins in their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Tiger Woods and his amateur playing partner Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wait to tee off on the sixth hole at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club during the second round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, California, February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett watches as quarterback Tony Romo warms up before the start of their NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) yells at an official over what he believed to be a missed pass interference call against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL football game in San Diego, California September 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) leaves the field after greeting Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (R) at the end of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland December 30, 2012. The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28-18 on Sunday to claim the NFC East crown for the first time since 1999 and deny their bitter rivals a spot in the postseason. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts after getting sacked in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. The Packers beat the Cowboys 37-36. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) celebrates with vice president of public relations Rich Dalrymple after defeating the Detroit Lions 24-20 in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
August 23, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) hands off to running back Darren McFadden (20) during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys fan holds up a sign in support of quarterback Tony Romo (9) (not pictured) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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While some Cowboys fans might take issue with Romo’s snub, it’s pretty refreshing to hear a former player give an honest answer without trying to praise his old team. That doesn’t mean Romo hates the Cowboys now, it just means he’s taking his new job seriously.

And don’t worry, Cowboys fans, Romo still spoke positively about the team.

“If you look at the front seven of the Cowboys, they’re going to be in every game because the defense you just can’t go up and down the field on them. You just can’t. This will be one of their tougher tests this week because their defense will keep them in the game. But you just have to score a touchdown in the second half at the right moment. And if you do, the Cowboys are absolutely in a position in which they can win the Super Bowl.”

See, no big deal. Romo still has love for the Cowboys. But is willingness to give honest answers and not allow his biases to slip into his commentary is a major reason his transition to the broadcast booth has gone so well.

Those qualities should make Romo and entertaining addition to the Super Bowl no matter what teams get there.

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Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams
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Super Bowl LIII odds for the 8 remaining teams

T-8. Dallas Cowboys
Divisional round opponent: At Los Angeles Rams

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 9/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 6%

(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

T-8. Indianapolis Colts
Divisional round opponent: At Kansas City Chiefs

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 9/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 6%

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

6. Philadelphia Eagles
Divisional round opponent: At New Orleans Saints

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 8/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 8%

(Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

5. Los Angeles Chargers
Divisional round opponent: At New England Patriots

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 8/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 11%

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

4. New England Patriots
Divisional round opponent: Los Angeles Chargers

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 6/1
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 14%

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

3. Kansas City Chiefs
Divisional round opponent: Indianapolis Colts

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 17/4
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 20%

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

2. Los Angeles Rams
Divisional round opponent: Dallas Cowboys

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 7/2
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 14%

(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

1. New Orleans Saints
Divisional round opponents: Philadelphia Eagles

Betting odds via Vegas Insider: 5/2
Projected chances via FiveThirtyEight: 22%

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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