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Tony Romo takes criticism, says he’s jealous of Rodgers, Roethlisberger

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Heading into another Super Bowl as a spectator rather than a participant, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says any criticism of him for failing to get to the big game is fair.

I think it’s all warranted,” Romo said on ESPN Radio, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think it’s all about winning at this position. Yeah the stats and all that are fun for people to talk about, but it’s really not about that. It’s about winning. It’s about getting better and playing at your best when it counts. I think we all understand that. I’m no different. . . . I know that you have to win, you have to win the Super Bowl and you have to win big games. And that’s just what matters to people that are watching. And I’m the same way when I watch a different sport.”

Asked if he’s jealous of any other NFL quarterbacks, Romo said he isn’t jealous of their talents, but he is jealous that Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will be playing in the Super Bowl while he’s watching.

“I’m jealous that they’re playing in this game,” Romo said. “And I think that’s what your goal is as a quarterback. And as a competitor, you always want to be out there.”

Romo says he’s completely healthy and ready to start the 2011 offseason program, whenever that should begin. And he’s hoping that a year from now in Indianapolis, he’s not talking about the other quarterbacks playing in the Super Bowl.

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33 Responses to “Tony Romo takes criticism, says he’s jealous of Rodgers, Roethlisberger”
  1. stdmachine says: Feb 5, 2011 9:14 AM

    Tony Romo is a Third Class QB at best.
    Non-Story

  2. Dynasty says: Feb 5, 2011 9:20 AM

    You may see a monster year Fantasy wise from this guy next year.

  3. jc1958coo says: Feb 5, 2011 9:20 AM

    at least romo can get a hottie chick, without force (r#pe) ! that’s a little consolation! lol

  4. righthereisay says: Feb 5, 2011 9:22 AM

    Interesting, so Romo would rather be playing in the Super Bowl in his home town instead of watching it from the stands.

    MAJOR NEWS!

  5. 3octaveFart says: Feb 5, 2011 9:23 AM

    Hang in there Tony.
    Come August you can be Preseason Super Bowl Champs again.

  6. stoutfiles says: Feb 5, 2011 9:23 AM

    A lot of teams would love to have Romo, but as the QB of the mostly hated Dallas Cowboys, he will be constantly reminded of their playoff failures whether they’re his fault or not.

  7. rrrobertson says: Feb 5, 2011 9:33 AM

    at least the guys being sincere. i respect that even though he’s a cowboy!

  8. blizzard01 says: Feb 5, 2011 9:37 AM

    You know, it’s been so long since the Cowboys played a meaningful game I had forgotten about Romo. Nice to know he’s still around.
    Seems like a nice kid. I wish him well in his post-football career.

  9. myspaceyourface says: Feb 5, 2011 9:37 AM

    Tony H(r)omo is also jealous of Joe Flacco, Mark Sanchez, and Phillis Rivers.

  10. ny82jy says: Feb 5, 2011 9:47 AM

    Not a romo fan but he isn’t as bad of a qb as people say. The cowboys are just overrated and they had a TERRIBLE coach the last few years. If we have football this year it will be interesting to see how romo will do with Garrett. They played better down the stretch and Romo is way better than Kitna. Still though I still think the giants and eagles will both be better than them this year. We’ll see.

  11. gdonz14 says: Feb 5, 2011 9:52 AM

    Overrated. Did he say this while wearing his stupid backwards cap with that annoying smile on his face? Thank God the punk is mediocre at best. Think of how arrogant and insufferable he’d be if he was a top tier QB.

    Top 5 most annoying NFL QB’s — 1. Romo. 2. Phony smile fake-aw shucks I’m nice now Big Ben. 3. Dbag Donovan. 4. Look at me on the sidelines Rivers. 5. Cry-baby Chicken Cutler.

  12. myspaceyourface says: Feb 5, 2011 9:56 AM

    jc1958coo says: Feb 5, 2011 9:20 AM

    at least romo can get a hottie chick, without force (r#pe) ! that’s a little consolation! lol

    You do understand that our society doesn’t convict morals, they still need something called proof, an arrest, a judge, a jury, oh and a little something called a CONVICTION in order for him to be a criminal. . . . .

    Mark Sanchez was actually arrested on rape and posted a $200,000 bail. . .

  13. shibbyleigh says: Feb 5, 2011 9:58 AM

    righthereisay says: Feb 5, 2011 9:22 AM

    Interesting, so Romo would rather be playing in the Super Bowl in his home town instead of watching it from the stands.

    MAJOR NEWS!

    —————————————————

    Romo’s hometown is Burlington, WI. Last I checked, the Super Bowl was not being played in Burlington, genius.

    That said, he should be jealous of Rodger’s/Rapistburger’s talents. Romo is and always has been horribly, and I stress, horribly overrated.

  14. grantgoodman93 says: Feb 5, 2011 10:01 AM

    as a dallas fan i will tell you this guy is the problem. a non born leader thrusted into a leadership role, sounds like hes constantly reading from a script. been a Boys fan all my life except during this guys tenure, can’t stand him

  15. JimmySmith says: Feb 5, 2011 10:07 AM

    If it’s any consolation, Rapesagirl is jealous that Romo can have sex with girls without employing an off duty copy as his lookout.

  16. east96st says: Feb 5, 2011 10:14 AM

    All the guy needs is to go to a team with competent GM and he’ll do well.

  17. jroneputt says: Feb 5, 2011 10:36 AM

    Blizzard says it has been a long time since Romo played a meaningful game, yea, it has been a whole year since Dallas won the NFC east and beat Eagles in first round of the playoffs.

    They will be back.

  18. bootguy says: Feb 5, 2011 10:44 AM

    Don’t worry , Tony , if there’s a Super Bowl next year in Indy , you WON”T be playing in it either . Just stay used to watching from the stands or on TV like you ALWAYS do , Mr. Choke it up in the big games !!!

  19. thetooloftools says: Feb 5, 2011 10:47 AM

    i don’t like the cowboys, but as a fan i want my qb saying the same thing.

  20. jarrman46 says: Feb 5, 2011 10:54 AM

    The man had sex with Jessica Simpson. That was his Super Bowl.

  21. vikescry1 says: Feb 5, 2011 11:01 AM

    lmao your welcome cowboy fans hahahaha we got your coach fired for you… romo’s not bad he’s just not great. not that he can’t or won’t get there, i mean every boy’s different. maybe he’s a late bloomer? 30 years old and going through puberty!

  22. laxer37 says: Feb 5, 2011 11:02 AM

    This fall back down to earth is the result of media over-hyping the guy.

    He’s a solid QB without a solid foundation of core players around him. He may someday become great but that’s down the road.

  23. pack15forever says: Feb 5, 2011 11:20 AM

    After reading the headline of this article I expected some major controversy. This is a NON-STORY. Tony Romo was being honest. Of course he would like to be playing in the Super Bowl.

  24. tinopuno says: Feb 5, 2011 11:34 AM

    grantgoodman93 says: Feb 5, 2011 10:01 AM

    as a dallas fan i will tell you this guy is the problem. a non born leader ‘thrusted’ into a leadership role, sounds like hes constantly reading from a script. been a Boys fan all my life except during this guys tenure, can’t stand him.

    =================================

    So they ‘thrusted’ him into that role, did they? Personally, I’ve always hated been ‘thrusted’ into anything.

    Man93…it wasn’t necessary to tell us you’re a Boys fan. The ‘thrusted’ gave it away.

  25. sommerday says: Feb 5, 2011 12:16 PM

    Romo had the drive to be a starting NFL qb. When he first replaced Bledsoe, he was danced in the pocket and found the open wr repeatedly.

    But after his failure rate in the playoffs and especially his fait accompli comments after playoff losses shows that his mojo doesn’t extend to be a SB champ qb. He is just content to being a starting qb.

    If the new Cowboy coach can get Romo to equate being a SB champ with a starting job, he might find his moco.

  26. tommytd says: Feb 5, 2011 12:27 PM

    Let’s see if I have this equation correct. Tony Romo + hot girlfriend = non performance in playoffs. Jay Cutler + hot girlfriend = more non-performance in playoffs. Anybody see a common denominator in these equations? I’m just sayin’…

  27. pigspigspigspigs says: Feb 5, 2011 12:33 PM

    Romo shoulda stayed at tight end, he was awesome there in college, probably be on gates level right now of he did

  28. 1historian says: Feb 5, 2011 1:25 PM

    I admire him for admitting the obvious. As a QB you’re nobody until you at least GET to the SB. If you win, you’re in. If you don’t you’re out.

    That’s the way it is.

  29. 1historian says: Feb 5, 2011 1:32 PM

    Roethlisberger was never formally accused of rape. That he was a pig on those two occasions is beyond dispute, and he has admitted that.

    Those genii (plural of genius) among us – he has apologized, he has admitted his mistakes and he has moved on.

    That does NOT change the fact that on those occasions he acted like a pig.

    Please – get some new material.

  30. namean says: Feb 5, 2011 1:37 PM

    He’s an average QB that doesn’t know how to put a team on his shoulders. No shame in that. Not a born leader, nor an “A” type personality it takes to win a Super Bowl. Shame.

  31. mrcowpatty says: Feb 5, 2011 1:49 PM

    Tony should go to Q school because he isn’t going to any Super Bowls as a player.

  32. CKL says: Feb 5, 2011 3:23 PM

    tommytd says: Feb 5, 2011 12:27 PM

    Let’s see if I have this equation correct. Tony Romo + hot girlfriend = non performance in playoffs. Jay Cutler + hot girlfriend = more non-performance in playoffs. Anybody see a common denominator in these equations? I’m just sayin’…
    _______________________________
    Not specific enough..it’s the BLOND GIRL jinx.
    Jessica? Blonde. Jay’s GF? Blonde…Brady won SBs when he was with a brunette. He gets w/a blonde? Nothing. Can you tell I’m a brunette ? ;)

    Only Breesus is immune. He has a pretty blond wife and a ring. And to do that he defeated a QB who has a pretty brunette wife. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTEEEEE BREESUS, breaker of curses!!

    Isn’t Ben’s girlfriend a blonde?? I hope Rodgers is dating a brunette. :D

  33. sidelineshot says: Feb 6, 2011 7:58 AM

    “It’s about getting better and playing at your best when it counts.”

    Romo had his big chance, but he soiled his undies when he had to hold the pigskin for that game-tying kick a few years back.

    It’s called – having the killer instinct. He doesn’t have it.

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