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Brett Favre says Tony Romo is “more like me” than other NFL quarterbacks

Tony Romo often makes “something out of nothing,” Brett Favre says. (LM Otero / AP)

Well, according to Brett Favre, it’s Tony Romo, who told Deion Sanders in an NFL Network interview that the Dallas Cowboys quarterback “is probably more like me than” Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees.

Admittedly, there’s some baggage that goes with being mentioned in the same breath as Favre, by Favre. “I don't know if that's good,” Favre said, “because I think way too much is cast upon him. Good or bad.

“It's Dallas. And much is expected. But he's carried those guys, man. I mean, I'm watching last year, and I like Tony. And I like the way he plays. I think at times he's underrated.”

Favre went on to suggest that perhaps the rest of the Cowboys often are not as intimately acquainted with the playbook as Romo is.

“I’'m watching, and right before the snap, he's telling guys — and you've probably seen it, too — he's like ... ”

“They don't know what they're doing,” Sanders interjected.

“How in the world are you gonna have a positive play when the ball's coming and you're telling guys [where to line up]?” Favre said. “But he'll make something out of nothing.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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