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Jerry Jones talks up Tony Romo

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Everyone seems to be criticizing Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo after his latest late-game meltdown.

Well, not everyone.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no qualms about Romo’s effort during a two-turnover fourth quarter that caused the team to lose for the first time in franchise history while leading by 14 in the final 15 minutes.

“This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,” Jones told KRLD-FM, via Tim McMahon of ESPNDallas.com.  “You can make a big case that the way he played for three quarters was how we got there at the end and looked like for sure we were going to get the win.  But he played outstanding.”

And Jones isn’t focused on the recent past, which includes Romo having a 1-7 record in his last eight starts.  Jones thinks Romo can still help the team achieve the ultimate goal.

“He’s a winner,” Jones said.  “We are going to rise and fall based on what Tony Romo’s about over the next several years, and I’m excited about that.  We’ve got someone here that can, if we can get some other things together, we can have a team that gets us in position to have a shot.”

Jones disagrees with the notion that Romo isn’t a clutch player, but the facts are the facts.  Romo fails in big moments, and until that changes the Cowboys won’t be as good as Jones wants them to be.

Until then, Jones can talk big all he wants, but the only stat that matters is the final score, and Romo’s “outstanding” performance resulted in a garden-variety loss.

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  1. chipwade says: Sep 13, 2011 2:38 PM

    The Cowboys really need to sign a WR and a CB. They dominate that game with healthy reserves.

  2. djbleedthestar says: Sep 13, 2011 2:38 PM

    And the Romo hate begins…3..2..1

    Oh and Go Cowboys btw! :)

  3. nannymcsack says: Sep 13, 2011 2:39 PM

    delusional dinosaur

  4. scoops1 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:39 PM

    was this before, after or during Romo gave Jones a Reach Around

  5. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 13, 2011 2:39 PM

    “This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,”

    Sadly, for Cowboys fans, this is probably a true statement.

    P.S. Still waiting for melonhead.

  6. nyctexan says: Sep 13, 2011 2:41 PM

    For 3 quarters he looked the best I’ve seen a QB look against the Jets in 2 years, then he blew it. Welcome to world of Romo.

  7. cakemixa says: Sep 13, 2011 2:42 PM

    Lol this freakin’ guy

  8. kevo126 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:42 PM

    wow i think jerry jones is starting to think like al davis.

  9. waitingguilty says: Sep 13, 2011 2:45 PM

    Denial.

    It’s not just a river in Egypt J.J.

  10. RussianBreadMaker says: Sep 13, 2011 2:46 PM

    They need a whole new offensive line and a completely revamped secondary.

  11. tayloner says: Sep 13, 2011 2:46 PM

    There are several “truths” here. Yes, Romo is a top 10 quarterback. Yes, Romo played very well for most of that game and put them in a position to win. Yes, Romo cost them the game with his boneheaded plays. And yes, Tony Romo will always be regarded as he has been this week until he wins multiple playoff games in one year or goes a VERY long time without having one of his turnover-filled, win-costing games that he seems to have 2 or 3 times a year.

  12. pantalonesaguas says: Sep 13, 2011 2:46 PM

    Technically-speaking, the ridiculous, game-losing pick did stand out, so I guess Romo was outstanding in a sense.

  13. fastspecv says: Sep 13, 2011 2:46 PM

    First!

  14. willyalistentothis says: Sep 13, 2011 2:46 PM

    When it comes to football, Jerry Jones knows nothing. When it comes to the art of B.S. and hearing himself talk, Jones is a champion. This only substantiates the popular view that Romo choked.

  15. typicaleaglesfan says: Sep 13, 2011 2:47 PM

    Is JJ losing his mind? Romo played well like Nhamdi wanted to be a cowboy. Delusional!!!!

  16. weightshakes says: Sep 13, 2011 2:47 PM

    Jerry Jones lost his mind….

    ..

    ….many years ago.

  17. kokoskmr says: Sep 13, 2011 2:48 PM

    Whistling past the graveyard.

  18. cured76 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:49 PM

    As an Eagles fan, Romo was outstanding. Up two scores with the ball at the 1? Fumble that away then with the game tied late in the game, throw a pick hat gives the Jets the field position they need to kick the winning FG. Sanchez didn’t even have to do anything.

    I hope we see more of these late game heroics from Romo this year.

  19. marktheaudioguy says: Sep 13, 2011 2:51 PM

    As a huge Cowboy fan, I disagree with Jerry. For the first three quarters, Romo was playing outstanding and SMART. But then the fourth quarter came and he had another meltdown. Sorry Jerry, please don’t talk anymore. You embarrass us. #facepalm

  20. ecnasty says: Sep 13, 2011 2:51 PM

    Hmmm is this the “The dreaded vote of confidence”. Paging John Kitna, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

  21. usmutts says: Sep 13, 2011 2:52 PM

    Jerry Jones is to Tony Romo
    As John Madden is to Brett Favre
    As Jon Gruden is to Tom Brady
    Only worse.

  22. duncanthecat says: Sep 13, 2011 2:52 PM

    Jerry Jones needs to get a GM and tune out!

  23. ajknox88 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:53 PM

    He’s like Phil Mickelson minus the major win.

  24. materialman80 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:55 PM

    Man I love to hear Jerry say that! That means he will keep him forever and the Cowchips will never ever win! You are right Jerry, he played another “great” game!!

  25. amanistumor says: Sep 13, 2011 2:55 PM

    winner of a loser’s dinner….

  26. jimmysee says: Sep 13, 2011 2:55 PM

    It’s the kiss of death.

  27. thompgk says: Sep 13, 2011 2:57 PM

    Brady throws for 500 yards, Cam Newton breaks all time NFL records, but there are 3x as many “Tony Romo choked” posts from the PFT guys than there are about these guys.

    Is it obvious to anyone that you guys have issues with Dallas?

    They aren’t even picked to be great this year. Third in the division, yet they are the biggest topic here.

    Weird.

  28. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Just what kind of dirt does Romo have on Jerry anyway? Injury or no injury last year, I was and still am shocked theres not a different QB starting for the Cowboys this year.

  29. jsho55 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Everyone knows the NFL’s best QB’s just need to play 3 good quarters…the 4th rarely matters……….

  30. halfie6 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Rooo-Mooo! Roooo-Mooo! Rooo-Mooo!

    lololol

  31. spinmasta says: Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Here are some facts for your facts:

    In the fourth quarters of games with a score differential no greater than seven points, Romo has completed 165-of-263 passes for 2,418 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his career. That’s good for a 101.5 passer rating.

    Only Peyton Manning has a better passer rating (103.7) than Romo since 2006 in those situations.

  32. 6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7 says: Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Talk all you want you’ll never be able to say 6 rings.

  33. jaggedmark says: Sep 13, 2011 3:00 PM

    I remember Jerry saying Wade would be the coach all the way through the 2010 season (while Jerry was getting the hook out).

  34. goawayeverybody says: Sep 13, 2011 3:00 PM

    The key phrase here is “for three quarters.”

    The first three quarters are COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT if you flush the game down the toilet in the fourth. Tony messed up bigtime. Sit his butt down and let Kitna play.

  35. gangsterg22 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:00 PM

    Stop taking

  36. chatham10 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:01 PM

    What would anyone think Jones would say? The sports network has built this guy up no matter what he has done or not done. The TV network boys must have a list of qb’s that are the chosen ones and they promote the heck out of them.

  37. cowboyhater says: Sep 13, 2011 3:01 PM

    It’s one game. Tony will be ok, but since we’re on the subject, the skins will trade you Rex Grossman and throw in John Beck for Tony Romo. I think that’s fair.

  38. bleed4philly says: Sep 13, 2011 3:02 PM

    He might be defending him publicly, cuz he has too but behind closed doors, he’s not happy with romo at all. If he can run Jimmy Johnson out of town after they won two superbowls, you can expect romo will be on a very tight leash.

  39. gpete1962 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:02 PM

    I hate the the Cowboy’s but you gotta like the owners enthusiasm.

    I wish he was my owner but not my GM.

  40. choisbois says: Sep 13, 2011 3:02 PM

    Romo puts up decent #’s looks the part and throws a nice ball but does not play ‘outstanding’ when it counts the most.

  41. vernhh says: Sep 13, 2011 3:03 PM

    “This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,” Jones told KRLD-FM

    Well isn’t that sweet. And for most of the rest of us out here we sincerely hope that this continues to be #9s standard for excellence.

    Making the throws for three quarters doesn’t do much when the old sphincter is tied in such a knot in the 4th quarter that if he farts he makes a sound only dogs can hear.

  42. jsho55 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:04 PM

    @ 6the6ringedsteelerslolatyouremptylittletrophycase7….

    My team will also likely never say 7 turnovers in a game.

  43. omnipresentfan says: Sep 13, 2011 3:07 PM

    Jerry Jones says: “I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play”

    Right Jerrah! I’m sure you’re referring to the “hide and sicko” game Romo played with you at the hotel after the J.E.T.S game….

  44. highoctane1 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:08 PM

    Romo deserves a lot of criticism, but there are some great players who routinely choked in big games – cough*Favre*cough – but when you play in enough games as a high profile QB does, you will fail sometimes, and you will also lead your team to wins sometimes too. Romo has led the Cowboys to wins, but they are overshadowed by the jaw-dropping ways in which he has blown some games. If the Cowboys ever win a superbowl with Romo as QB, all of the bone-headed games will be forgiven, and people will start to give him more credit for being a pretty good quarterback for the most part.

    Can they win a superbowl with Romo? Probably not with this team. But they definitely can’t win one with Jon Kitna, Stephen McGee or any QB who could possibly be available. Romo got sacked 4 times on Sunday, and if Kitna was playing it may have been 12 sacks, that’s how good Romo was at masking the offensive line’s weaknesses. For 52 minutes, Romo was better than anyone else on that field. It is frustrating that he was the worst player for the final 8 minutes of the game, but he is the best option for the Cowboys to compete this year and in the foreseeable future.

  45. cowboys1988 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:09 PM

    Cowboys need to sign Randy Moss and Darius Butler if we want to
    Do good considering all out CB are injured

  46. rpiotr01 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:12 PM

    Kiss of death. Cut by Thanksgiving.

  47. mickmars says: Sep 13, 2011 3:13 PM

    Romo is fine when there is no pressure. Once there is a hint of getting it done, he turns into the second coming of Ryan Leaf…..

  48. willyalistentothis says: Sep 13, 2011 3:14 PM

    Since his one playoff win, Tony Romo is 1-7 as a starter. Now that sucks.

  49. highoctane1 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:16 PM

    ajknox88 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 2:53 PM
    He’s like Phil Mickelson minus the major win.

    That’s a great analogy, Knox.

    The bottom line is, we wouldn’t be frustrated with the meltdowns if Romo was a bad player. We want to pull our hair out because he is a very good player who shouldn’t be making terrible mistakes like this.

    To all the cowboys fans who hate Romo, name 1 QB even remotely as good as him who has played for the Cowboys since Aikman. Or name one QB as good as Romo who has played for the Cleveland Browns since their re-existence; or the Ravens, or the Chiefs since Len Dawson, or the Bills since Jim Kelly…

  50. cowboysblowgoats says: Sep 13, 2011 3:22 PM

    Jerry Jones = Al Davis with a blue star.

  51. bowwserr says: Sep 13, 2011 3:29 PM

    *AFC Championship

  52. turk2875 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:30 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA………….HA!!!!!!

  53. 4whateva says: Sep 13, 2011 3:32 PM

    Let me see…an owner / GM talks up his starting qb after 1 game. What owner or GM hasn’t!!! This article is of the garbage variety.

  54. jnks10 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:34 PM

    thompgk says:
    Sep 13, 2011 2:57 PM
    Brady throws for 500 yards, Cam Newton breaks all time NFL records, but there are 3x as many “Tony Romo choked” posts from the PFT guys than there are about these guys.

    Is it obvious to anyone that you guys have issues with Dallas?

    They aren’t even picked to be great this year. Third in the division, yet they are the biggest topic here.

    Weird.
    ————

    Was the cowboys jets game not the most exciting game of the weekend? Was it not on national television? Come on moron. Not to mentiont the fact that they are just reporting what JJ said. PFT can’t help the fact that JJ creates more articles then his team because he demands the spot light over his team.

  55. duncanthecat says: Sep 13, 2011 3:38 PM

    Cowboys should play Romo for 3 quarters and Kitna in the 4th throughout the year. This way they can hopefully stop torching games.

  56. jessethegreat says: Sep 13, 2011 3:43 PM

    What do you expect him to do? Talk poorly about his franchise quarterback and ruin the guy’s confidence completely? stick with your qb like you would your job.. until you have a new better paying/performing one lined up.

  57. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 13, 2011 3:43 PM

    spinmasta says:Sep 13, 2011 2:58 PM

    Here are some facts for your facts:

    In the fourth quarters of games with a score differential no greater than seven points, Romo has completed 165-of-263 passes for 2,418 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his career. That’s good for a 101.5 passer rating.

    Only Peyton Manning has a better passer rating (103.7) than Romo since 2006 in those situations.

    —————————————

    Stats are for losers…

    And you are living up to your screen name…

    Cowgirl fan forever – Jerruh as GM, not so much…

  58. richm2256 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:47 PM

    “We are going to rise and fall based on what Tony Romo’s about over the next several years, and I’m excited about that.
    ———————————————————

    Mostly fall, and you’re excited about THAT???

    Wow, didn’t realize Romo was 1-7 last 8 games!

  59. davidgq says: Sep 13, 2011 3:51 PM

    I hope JJ keep playing Romo. Give other teams better chance to win more games.

    Everyone outside of TX knows Romo is a chokemaster. He’s not even the top 10 QB. Top 10 QB don’t choke in 4th Quarter and lose games for your team.

  60. seabreezes51 says: Sep 13, 2011 3:56 PM

    Stay “good enuff” Tony
    Stay “good enuff”

  61. cursivel says: Sep 13, 2011 3:59 PM

    Honestly, the Cowboys really did outplay the Jets in that game. The defense looked pretty decent against a unexplosive offensive. The Cowboy offense for the most part was winning against the Jets Secondary. (Cromartie was getting abused) And Romo was managing the game well. Then came the fourth quarter, and Sanchez finally cut on. (He’s a really good comeback qb) And Romo, well he became Romo. I wouldn’t go as far as calling Romo the Lebron James of football, because unlike Romo, Lebron actually has fourth quarter comebacks. If that boy can’t handle under pressure, then you might as well bend over Dallas fans, cause here it comes again.

  62. thingamajig says: Sep 13, 2011 4:00 PM

    “This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,”

    Jerrah sets the bar pretty low in Dallas.

  63. emma333 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:02 PM

    There are many things right with the NFL, but Jerry Jones isn’t one of them. His huge ego–he seemed to think building a grand palace of a stadium was a great idea. Then, wow, he couldn’t control the weather for the Super Bowl. Same that his quarterback has been overrated for years, but he can’t seem to control that either..dial it back JJ.

  64. somekat says: Sep 13, 2011 4:03 PM

    for Highoctane

    I would take both Joe Flacco, and Steve McNair (Both B-more) before I took Romo.
    I’ll give you the brown, not that it is saying much.

    I honestly don’t even remember the entire crop of bumbs the chiefs trotted out there before Cassell, let alone who was there before them. NFC East fan, don’t pay much attention to AFC West when the teams aren’t even good

  65. somekat says: Sep 13, 2011 4:04 PM

    Nevermind, since you said “back to Len Dawson”, i’ll say Joe Montana, so now you are just as good as the browns.

  66. drshakedown74 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:04 PM

    Jerry Jones has Al Davis syndrome.

  67. steelerfan999 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:04 PM

    IF JASON WITTEN TURNS BACK TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD INSTEAD OF GOING TOWARDS THE SIDELINES AND JUST PLOWS OVER LEONARD, HIS MOMENTUM WOULD HAVE PUT HIM IN THE END ZONE.HES GOT A FULL HEAD OF STEAM AND GOS TO THE SIDELINE.HES TWICE THE SIZE OF LEONARD.GAME OVER.

  68. drshakedown74 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:06 PM

    Jerry’s Kid

  69. drshakedown74 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:07 PM

    Baseball buddy, shoulda stuck with baseball.

  70. MCxShow says: Sep 13, 2011 4:09 PM

    Translation: “I’ve paid Romo all this money so I gotta stick behind him.”

  71. pjack28 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:10 PM

    Tony Romo is WAY overrated. If he were on the Bills or Jaguars, he’d we a non-issue.

  72. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:13 PM

    time to have Jerry Jones committed…

  73. drshakedown74 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:15 PM

    2011 COWBOYS…
    ROMO BENCHED
    DEZ ARRESTED
    GARRETT/RYAN COME OUT TOGETHER
    JJ FILES BANKRUPTCY
    MICHAEL IRVIN GOES AWAY

  74. welzy says: Sep 13, 2011 4:16 PM

    Garrard’s agent did say they added another team to the mix of options for him.

  75. adamjt13 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:22 PM

    The facts ARE the facts:

    Romo has a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter or overtime of close games (98.8), a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter overall (100.0) AND a higher career passer rating in the final two minutes of each half (97.0) than any other current QB who has started more than a handful of games.

    In most of those categories, almost nobody else is even close to Romo. Not Brady (82.6, 90.1, 87.4), not Manning (91.3, 89.6, 81.3), not Brees (88.3, 87.0, 83.3), not Rodgers (95.5, 92.7, 78.3), not Roethlisberger (86.2, 87.5, 80.5), not Rivers (85.4, 98.5, 81.5) nor anyone else.

    The perception is that Romo isn’t a “clutch” QB because he has had a few notable failures, and his failures get magnified because of the team he’s on, but the FACTS are that Romo has been a terrific clutch player, more often than not, throughout his career.

  76. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 13, 2011 4:28 PM

    scoops1 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 2:39 PM
    was this before, after or during Romo gave Jones a Reach Around

    ====================
    It was actually during and JJ was ejackin’ at the time.

    “Thanks Tony.”

    “…I’ll bet Russian Czar’s never paid that much for a horse.”

  77. drbrown7451 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:30 PM

    As is to be expected. Not news that JJ supports Romo. Who else has he got? Romo is not a great QB. He is good, but is in no way “elite”. There is ample evidence of this since he has been a starter.

    Put him in a BIG game situation and he folds. Maybe Garrett will be able to toss him under the bus some time next season. Either that, or JJ will get rid of Garrett and find someone else to coach the Plough-boys. Hey what’s Garrad doing?

  78. deweyaxewound says: Sep 13, 2011 4:45 PM

    Didn’t Jerry say almost the EXACT. SAME. THING. about T.O. ? …

    Before cutting him the following off-season?

  79. forcef1ve says: Sep 13, 2011 4:46 PM

    Jerry basically runs a fantasy football team. As long as he has flashy big names that put up great stats he doesn’t care about the victories.

  80. dspohn55 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:50 PM

    Romo tore apart the vaunted Jets secondary for three quarters, but there are no excuses for his 4th quarter performance… especially the interception to Revis. Even if Dez Bryant did run the wrong route, Romo had to see that he had nothing there with bracket coverage blanketing Bryant.

    Obviously Jerry Jones is going to have his quarterback’s back, what other choice does he have

  81. snowpea84 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:51 PM

    Lolls. In unrelated news, the cowboys won’t be winning anything that matters for at least a few more years.

  82. bhester1906 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:56 PM

    Wheew…I’m happy about that. Now this idiot won’t draft a good QB when they have that lottery pick. JJ is suffering from memory loss. Romo consistently screws up. I love it. #HTTR

  83. delgadosal84 says: Sep 13, 2011 5:02 PM

    in what world is Jerry Jones considered a good GM? I’m thinking it has to do w/ the amount of money he’s making, until he starts losing money he will continue believing whatever hype he tells himself. This has nothing to do w/ winning but making money solely.

  84. alaricsrevenge says: Sep 13, 2011 5:10 PM

    The facts ARE the facts:

    Romo has a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter or overtime of close games (98.8), a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter overall (100.0) AND a higher career passer rating in the final two minutes of each half (97.0) than any other current QB who has started more than a handful of games.

    In most of those categories, almost nobody else is even close to Romo. Not Brady (82.6, 90.1, 87.4), not Manning (91.3, 89.6, 81.3), not Brees (88.3, 87.0, 83.3), not Rodgers (95.5, 92.7, 78.3), not Roethlisberger (86.2, 87.5, 80.5), not Rivers (85.4, 98.5, 81.5) nor anyone else.

    The perception is that Romo isn’t a “clutch” QB because he has had a few notable failures, and his failures get magnified because of the team he’s on, but the FACTS are that Romo has been a terrific clutch player, more often than not, throughout his career.

    ————————————————

    As evidenced by his many playoff wins and SB trophies…. Oh wait.

    And Chad Pennington was the most accurate passer..EVER.. stats mean nothing and you can always twist numbers to fit any argument.

    Tony Choke-o will never change, sure the sun might shine on his butt someday, but not today.

  85. rodgerthat says: Sep 13, 2011 5:17 PM

    I like Romo but I honestly don’t think he has that killer instinct it takes to win championships. He sometimes comes across, to me, as oh well better luck next time. i think it helps him win games because he stays calm, but i think it makes him lose games……because he stays calm. Matt Flynn has the same mentality in GB and he is being touted as next years Kolb, I just dont think so.

  86. sieg1234 says: Sep 13, 2011 5:19 PM

    I’m not defending Romo, b/c that INT was unbelievably bad. No forgiveness there. However, it happens – the best defense in football was beaten down by Romo for most of the game, and 1 mistake (the fumble was not a major thing) and he’s berated? Go back and look at the past 33 games played by the Jets and tell me the single best individual performance QB wise against them? Since Ryan has been there, I’d venture to say that was one of the best performances by an opposing QB – probably top 3 if not THE best.

    For you to say all that matters in the score is absolutely ignorant. You are easily one of the absolute dumbest sports fans I’ve ever had the displeasure of reading. Football is a team game, the QB doesn’t deserve all the blame for a loss or credit for a win. Did Romo allow a punt to get blocked? Did Romo run the wrong routes? Did Romo allow Sanchez to throw all over him? The fact you have made something successful out of yourself in the NFL world is an absolute joke.

    Peyton Manning was absolutely brutal for the first 7-8 years of his career in the playoffs and in “big games.” Where was his criticism? PLEASE tell me you berated him? Even in the year they won the SB they did in SPITE of Manning, he was God awful throwing 3 TD’s and 7 INT’s in those 4 games, with an average QBRtg in the 70’s…

    Reporting on the sports is one thing, but you continue to throw your ridiculously stupid opinions into it far too often – and let the bias of the New York Giants (and one of the most overrated QB’s EVER) get to your professional career way too much. You sir, are a moron.

  87. kevpft says: Sep 13, 2011 5:29 PM

    Romo’s an unusual case. Extremely talented, on a very dysfunctional team, has had some weird varying luck with his own circumstances and other key positions on the team, and a merry-go-round of coaches to boot.

    The closest analogue to him that I can think of is Eli Manning. Take away his super-clutch 2007 season and SB win, and he’s in Romo’s shoes. A lot of the greatest QBs have had slow starts and mixed results early on – cases like Aikman’s and P. Manning’s poor early records are the standards for that. But you don’t usually see cases where talent that has A-list capability – and Romo does – keeps short-circuiting for as long as this.

    So it’s a tough spot. The weird stuff, from that botched FG hold against Seattle to this last week, can be random, while his upsides shows up almost every week.

    It’s hard to not see it as an organizational problem. There’s a weird lack of certainty about just about every position and role on this team. It goes way beyond Romo, though he’s the face of it.

  88. kevpft says: Sep 13, 2011 5:31 PM

    (My comment above about Eli Manning should have read, “Take away his super-clutch 2007 post-season and SB win”)

  89. starderup says: Sep 13, 2011 5:42 PM

    I am so happy Romo is an Alice Cowboy and that their owner is happy with him.

  90. mxe122 says: Sep 13, 2011 5:43 PM

    Let’s see how Romo and and his toys bounce back on the road against the 49ers this Sunday. Me thinks they gonna get a whoopin….JJ signs Garrard by Tuesday….and the rest….as they say… is History (bye bye Romo)!!

  91. starderup says: Sep 13, 2011 5:44 PM

    adamjt13 says: Sep 13, 2011 4:22 PM

    The facts ARE the facts:
    LOL. The facts are that the Alice Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since I married my second wife.

  92. Amadeus says: Sep 13, 2011 5:55 PM

    Jerry Jones=twilight of Alzheimer’s
    Tony Romo=twilight of a mediocre career.

  93. Little Earthquake says: Sep 13, 2011 5:59 PM

    This is why Jerry Jones should not be making personnel decisions.

  94. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 13, 2011 5:59 PM

    somewhere T.O. is crying… “dat’s my quarterback man”…

  95. nooneyouknow says: Sep 13, 2011 6:25 PM

    Ahhhh, the dreaded vote of confidence…

  96. jpb12 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:27 PM

    What does he mean by ‘winner’?

    Is 9 – 7 a winner?
    Is one playoff victory a winner?
    He’s 31 right? Potential is here and now…

    His passing yards are up cause he’s usually coming from behind.

    Stats & losers Jerry.

  97. highoctane1 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:50 PM

    DAVID GARRARD????? Are you kidding me?

    Sure Romo has thrown away some games, but he is 42-20 as a starter for the Cowboys and has led 10 4th Qtr comebacks/game winning drives.

    His reputation as a choke artist comes mainly from the playoff games. In the 2006 playoff game against Seattle, he choked – as a holder. As a QB, he led them down the field in the 4th Qtr to get the field goal attempt, and he was basically a rookie. In 2007 playoffs, they lost to a Giants team that rode a hot streak to the superbowl. The entire team played poorly, and Romo wasn’t any more of the reason they lost than any other player. In 2009, he was outstanding against the Iggles. Then, he and everyone else on that team got steamrolled in Minnesota. He was bad, but so was everybody else.

    People who don’t want to actually use their brain blame Romo only for the Cowboys’ collective failures to go farther in the playoffs. (BTW, If a guy tells you Eli is better than Rivers because Eli has a ring, slap that guy in the face because he’s an idiot.) “Romo” is not 1-3 in the playoffs, the Cowboys are. He has contributed to the 3 losses, but so have a lot of other guys. It doesn’t mean that he can’t help this team get to the playoffs again and even win playoff games again.

    Romo is no worse than the 5th best player on the team, so if he is so awful, then they won’t win a game this year. My hunch is that they will find a way to struggle through a few wins even with Romo playing.

  98. typicaleaglesfan says: Sep 13, 2011 6:59 PM

    The facts ARE the facts:

    Romo has a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter or overtime of close games (98.8), a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter overall (100.0) AND a higher career passer rating in the final two minutes of each half (97.0) than any other current QB who has started more than a handful of games.

    In most of those categories, almost nobody else is even close to Romo. Not Brady (82.6, 90.1, 87.4), not Manning (91.3, 89.6, 81.3), not Brees (88.3, 87.0, 83.3), not Rodgers (95.5, 92.7, 78.3), not Roethlisberger (86.2, 87.5, 80.5), not Rivers (85.4, 98.5, 81.5) nor anyone else.

    The perception is that Romo isn’t a “clutch” QB because he has had a few notable failures, and his failures get magnified because of the team he’s on, but the FACTS are that Romo has been a terrific clutch player, more often than not, throughout his career.

    Clutch playoff wins-0
    Clutch superbowl performances-0
    Superbowl appearances-0
    Playoff chokes-2 or 3?

    He doesn’t belong in the same sentence as Peyton Manning.
    Romo is a decent qb of mcnabb had all the weapons that romo has had when in his prime he’d have a couple rings. Romo decent because he has always had weapons. Put him on Jacksonville or Seattle he’d be the next Marc Bulger

  99. sadskinsfan89 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:03 PM

    Can’t wait til next monday the THE REDSKINS kill all the hype surrounding this team……. HAIL

  100. whatwouldlombardido says: Sep 13, 2011 7:17 PM

    Jerry Jones: “I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play.” So Jerry was asleep for the last quarter. Quick, somebody hit him with a tazer!

  101. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 13, 2011 7:38 PM

    Romo is Favre – good at times and very bad at critical times.

    Romo hasn’t thrown 6 picks in a playoff game, though.

  102. calc34 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:49 PM

    People only remember the times he fails. He has won big games. How about beating Indy in Indy when they were undefeated. How about beating the undefeated Saints in NO when a loss probably would have ended their playoff hopes. There are plenty of others.

  103. jimmysee says: Sep 13, 2011 8:11 PM

    The Cowboys should make a deal for Tim Tebow.

    Tebow and the Cowboys is a match made in heaven!

  104. lemmam says: Sep 13, 2011 8:32 PM

    romo needs to grow up. drop the backwards baseball cap and all. you’re not in high school any more tony

  105. rarson says: Sep 13, 2011 8:54 PM

    Dallas should sign Garrard as a 4th quarter starter.

  106. MichaelEdits says: Sep 13, 2011 8:55 PM

    I hope Romo keeps the job forever because I love it when the Cowboys lose

  107. davidgq says: Sep 13, 2011 9:08 PM

    How about the American Team last year that ended up 6-10?

    Sure Romo had great games. But people will ALWAYS remember him as a choke artist until he proves otherwise. So all you cowboys fans can dream and fantasize for next few years while other teams leave you guys behind.

    Don’t be shock if they’re last in the NFC East this year. Until Romo is gone and JJ hires a real GM, Cowboys will always be a team that won’t go to the Big Stage.

  108. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 13, 2011 9:15 PM

    calc34 says:Sep 13, 2011 7:49 PM

    People only remember the times he fails. He has won big games. How about beating Indy in Indy when they were undefeated. How about beating the undefeated Saints in NO when a loss probably would have ended their playoff hopes. There are plenty of others.

    —————————————–

    And tell me exactly how these “big game wins” have translated to success for the team?

    By my recollection, my Cowgirls haven’t been anywhere close to the SB since Romo arrived…

    After all, that is the only thing that matters…

    For all you fan boys, keep trotting out those stats and let me know how that works out for you…

  109. repojam says: Sep 13, 2011 9:45 PM

    alaricsrevenge says:

    As evidenced by his many playoff wins and SB trophies…. Oh wait.

    ————————-

    So Brad Johnson and Trent Dilfer are better quarterbacks than Marino by this logic, right?

  110. green41563 says: Sep 13, 2011 9:54 PM

    calc34 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:49 PM

    People only remember the times he fails. He has won big games. How about beating Indy in Indy when they were undefeated. How about beating the undefeated Saints in NO when a loss probably would have ended their playoff hopes. There are plenty of others.
    ______________________________________

    1-3 in the playoffs stands to be his legacy right now.

  111. tashkalucy says: Sep 13, 2011 10:02 PM

    Give it up Jerry……

    This media darling has been choking on the football field for years.

    Jerry, in football you want your QB to be a clutch guy.

    This kid can’t put down a ball for the placekicker to drill and automatic field goal.

    He’s not Tom Brady South.

  112. staffordsyear says: Sep 13, 2011 10:26 PM

    Jerry Jones and al Davis should be in a sitcom,they could base it in a doughnut shop and they compete to see who can make the best doughnuts.They could call it “wheres my pants?”.

  113. streethawg88 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:37 PM

    how many chances can you give romo? every year its the same talk with this guy. I dont understand how he is still even mentioned in 10 qb talks? talented guy for sure but cracks under the pressure everytime

  114. mrba4775 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:41 PM

    4 all u romo bashers, romo wil bounce back next week against the 49’ers and blow them out big time. romo will get this team back on track despite his 1-7 record. romo will lead the cowboys 2 the nfc east title this season an will win the nfc and play in super bowl 46. without romo the cowboys would not be as good as they have been. all qb makes mistakes. like i said all u romo bashers, romo will bounce back next sunday against the 49’ers then come home 4 the home opener and beat the deadskins and the lions, going to the bye week with a 3-1 record take that u romo bashers. i believe what jerry said he is the gm he sees romo every day, so he knows. go cowboys!!!

  115. richm2256 says: Sep 13, 2011 11:15 PM

    typicaleaglesfan says:
    Sep 13, 2011 6:59 PM
    The facts ARE the facts:

    Romo has a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter or overtime of close games (98.8), a higher career passer rating in the fourth quarter overall (100.0) AND a higher career passer rating in the final two minutes of each half (97.0) than any other current QB who has started more than a handful of games.

    In most of those categories, almost nobody else is even close to Romo. Not Brady (82.6, 90.1, 87.4), not Manning (91.3, 89.6, 81.3), not Brees (88.3, 87.0, 83.3), not Rodgers (95.5, 92.7, 78.3), not Roethlisberger (86.2, 87.5, 80.5), not Rivers (85.4, 98.5, 81.5) nor anyone else.

    ——————————————————–
    So you’d take Romo over Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aarron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Phillip Rivers, then?

  116. buddybowl69 says: Sep 14, 2011 1:19 AM

    mrba4775 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 10:41 PM
    4 all u romo bashers, romo wil bounce back next week against the 49′ers and blow them out big time. romo will get this team back on track despite his 1-7 record. romo will lead the cowboys 2 the nfc east title this season an will win the nfc and play in super bowl 46. without romo the cowboys would not be as good as they have been. all qb makes mistakes. like i said all u romo bashers, romo will bounce back next sunday against the 49′ers then come home 4 the home opener and beat the deadskins and the lions, going to the bye week with a 3-1 record take that u romo bashers. i believe what jerry said he is the gm he sees romo every day, so he knows. go cowboys!!!
    ==============================

    Dude, put down the crack pipe and get a G.E.D.

    You are embarrassing to yourself and the Alice cowpukes.

    But very funny, trying to be serious and all without an education.

  117. backindasaddle says: Sep 14, 2011 2:20 AM

    You just have to know when you’ve made a personnel mistake to acknowledge it, bite the bullet, and correct the situation ASAP so that it does not adversely affect the team longer than need be. Jerry doesn’t want to acknowledge that he screwed up.

    Romo has a track record of making bone headed plays at crucial times and has cost them multiple games. They need to address this. QBs that get brain cramps at the crunch time simply are not good QBs. Romo is the poster boy for this and based on his track record should not be a starting QB.

  118. ihatejerryjones says: Sep 14, 2011 3:05 PM

    Old Troy Aikman, Quincy Carter, Ryan Leaf, Clint Stoener, Drew Henson, Anthony Wright, Chad Hutchinson, Vinny Testaverde, Drew Bledsoe…that’s what we had to put up with between Young Troy Aikman and Romo. I like to think of Romo as an elite QB but then I remind myself he was an undrafted free agent (of course, Brady almost was too). I think he plays to the best of his ability and sometimes he makes mistakes, some that are costly. But I’d still take him over most QB’s in the league, including Ben Rapessburger. And for those of you who forget that this is a TEAM game, remember that Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson each won Super Bowls.

  119. highoctane1 says: Sep 16, 2011 1:52 AM

    richm2256 says:
    Sep 13, 2011 11:15 PM

    So you’d take Romo over Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Aarron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Phillip Rivers, then?

    ______________________________

    No, I wouldn’t take Romo over those 6 guys, and probably wouldn’t take him over Vick, either. But 32 men have to be starting QBs in the NFL, and right now, I would take Romo over everyone else. You can argue Romo to be as low as 13 on a QB list, but that still makes him an upper tier starter.

  120. fresno500 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:49 PM

    Same old, same old.

  121. hrtbrokeskinzfan says: Sep 17, 2011 10:37 PM

    Tony romo is the greatest cowboy qb a redskin fan could ask for.

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