Relax, Cowboys fans: Johnson is a capable backup

Brad Johnson during practice on Wednseday. (Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press)

Brad Johnson during practice on Wednesday. (Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press)

If Dallas quarterback Brad Johnson winds up starting for Tony Romo, Cowboys fans can rest easy. Johnson has filled in for two Pro-Bowl caliber quarterbacks in the past, and Dallas would happily take the numbers he turned in then now. Just take a look:

Brad Johnson as starter replacing injured QBs

Year: 1996
Replaced: Warren Moon
W-L: 5-3
Comp Pct.: 61.9
TD-INT: 15-10
Passer Rating: 87.3

Year: 2005
Replaced: Daunte Culpepper
W-L: 7-2
Comp Pct.: 64.5
TD-INT: 11-4
Passer Rating: 90.5

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