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Jerry Jones still has faith in Tony Romo

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After watching Tony Romo orchestrate an epic comeback for the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made sure everyone knew that he still believes in his quarterback.

“There’s no issue about faith in Romo at any place in this organization, period, any place,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “There’s no issue regarding Tony. I had all the confidence in the world in him on the last drive. He has the ability and gives us the best chance to go down and score a touchdown. We didn’t get it done, but we have a lot of faith in Romo.”

Jones’ statement shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Given Romo’s history of late-game troubles, if Jones had faith in him before Sunday there isn’t much reason why he wouldn’t have faith in him after Sunday. What’s more, Romo brought the team from behind to win games in Weeks Two and Three so you’ve got to take the good with the bad.

Jones didn’t have anything to say about a run-in with Romo on the sideline just before the team’s final offensive drive. Cameras caught Romo yanking his arm away from Jones after the owner grabbed Romo’s jersey just before the Cowboys went back out onto the field. The clip has made the rounds with some wondering if Romo was directing some hostility Jones’ way.

That seems like a rather ridiculous read given the circumstances. Romo was in the middle of a miserable day, trying to lead his team back to win a game and likely would have responded the same way to anyone who chose that exact moment to strike up a conversation. That Jones would be the kind of person who thinks that’s his place is par for the course, but Romo’s reaction doesn’t really offer us any insight outside of the already obvious point that Jones should find a better way to chat with his employees.

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  1. capslockkey says: Oct 3, 2011 5:40 PM

    As long as Jerry Jones continues to be on the sidelines, Dallas isn’t winning anything. Let your coaches coach, and your players play. If you want a Lombardi (or even a playoff win for that matter), quit meddling as if the team is your personal play thing.

    Jerry Jones: The real life Madden owner.

  2. fissels says: Oct 3, 2011 5:43 PM

    He has to have faith in him, who else has he got? We’re all tired of waiting for Romo to show some maturity and make good decisions instead of crappy ones. Give us some hope soon Tony

  3. davidgq says: Oct 3, 2011 5:43 PM

    Jones said the same about Phillip early last year.

    Really, what’s his other option? Kitna?

  4. favreforever says: Oct 3, 2011 5:46 PM

    After throwing a few passes at practice, Jerry realized he wasn’t going to be much of an upgrade on Romo at his age.
    So he is resigned to going with Tony for the balance of the season.

  5. bangthedrum22 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:46 PM

    i dont know how to feel about romo any more.
    I was trying to think of a good follow up sentence to this but couldn’t. Guess that pretty much sums it up as a cowboy fan..tried of defending this guy

  6. aholland00 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:47 PM

    Doesn’t this all go back to coaching. Everyone knows that Romo will put up #s but you can’t count on him to close out a game. With that kind of lead, perhaps running the ball and killing the clock should have crossed a coaches mind.
    As a fan of any team playing against the cowboys on a given week I’m with Jerry Jones….KEEP ROMO !

  7. pappysarcasm says: Oct 3, 2011 5:47 PM

    I would have backhanded him back into the owners box where he belongs!

  8. teal379 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:50 PM

    Persistent, aggressive ignorance.

    Until your “GM” becomes objective and not emotional (for whatever reason) this team is going no where.

    And really – the coach should take some heat on this. 4 possession game means they could have basically run the clock 90% off if they just run the ball and that assumes 3 and outs on those possessions.

    Pretty low football IQ.

    This isn’t about some rook QB either – dude’s been in the league 9 years. Basically a DECADE.

    Shoulda been looking for a QB 2 years ago and now you’re behind.

  9. jpb12 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:51 PM

    “I have a serious confidence in our coaching staff and Wade Phillips he’s the man for the job”

  10. itsmammoth says: Oct 3, 2011 5:53 PM

    I still believe in you Tony Favre! Screw the haters!

  11. fin72 says: Oct 3, 2011 5:56 PM

    Jerry Jones has completely lost his faculties.

  12. asublimeday says: Oct 3, 2011 6:00 PM

    Sometimes I think the bears have the worst GM in football.

    Then I read any given article about Jerry jones.

  13. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Oct 3, 2011 6:05 PM

    There is nothing wrong with Tony Romo. The problem is the Dallas Cowboys have been the most over-rated NFL team, if not sports franchise, since the 1990′s.

    They have been since and still are just an average to mediocre football team. The only problem with Romo is he is a decent QB that plays for a team that draws outstanding TV ratings. They generate cash not championships.

    It’s like watching the Chicago Cubs or Notre Dame “Fighting” (gasp) Irish. They draw attendance and viewers. That’s it.

    Stop beating on the wrong person.

  14. purpledragonfly69 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:08 PM

    Dallas will never be a winner till they get a clutch QB……………Romo is a good back-up.

  15. TxGrown says: Oct 3, 2011 6:09 PM

    At least till he starts to cost him $.

  16. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 3, 2011 6:11 PM

    Seriously, who cares. The Cowboys aren’t “America’s Team” they are the “Media’s Team”. The 80′s and 90′s are over. There a thong called NFL Ticket and you can watch your own team instead of being force fed the Cowboys every Sunday like it was when I grew up. Nobody outside Of Dallas cares about this team. It’s 2011. Try to keep up.

  17. gmen5280 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:17 PM

    Maybe next year Jerah can re join the NFL’s Competition Committee. Then Romo can grab his suit just before the meeting starts and whisper, “lets make the games just 30 minutes long. I can win 30 mins of football, I Think….”

    Thank God the Giants have old school (classy) ownership.

  18. txtuff says: Oct 3, 2011 6:18 PM

    I’m not a Tony Romo fan, hell I’m not a Cowboys fan! But given that they are 2-2, most people will blame both loses on Romo, and the media put a cape on Romo and gave him all the credit for both wins! Did I miss something or is this still a team game? By the way I hope they keep losing as a team :)

  19. snap0179 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:18 PM

    This sounds familiar to a guy named Wade…

  20. Soulman45 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:20 PM

    The cowgirls don’t make the playoff their will be a new QB in Dallas. The Viking need a QB with their move to LA Romo welcome to So. Calf. we love you.

    Sign
    LA Viking

  21. 3octaveFart says: Oct 3, 2011 6:25 PM

    Yea, he said the same thing about Wade, right before he sent HIM packing.

  22. rajbais says: Oct 3, 2011 6:28 PM

    Jerry, just have faith in him for now. But if he doesn’t get to the NFC Championship or further, trade him to San Francisco for a #1!!!

    Romo does too many unnecessarily idiotic things during games. In many people’s books, that’s considered to be stupid!!! People like that don’t win championships these days and it’s time for Jerry to have a quarterback with better judgement!!! Romo will never have that until further notice!!!

  23. kingokra says: Oct 3, 2011 6:32 PM

    And I still have faith in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and lottery-winning unicorns dropping from the sky.

  24. greymares says: Oct 3, 2011 6:33 PM

    Whats this got to do with the Eagles?—————————————(JUST KIDDING)

  25. imopen7 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:33 PM

    “Jerry Jones still has faith in Tony Romo”
    me too. I mean, when Tony was covering Calvin Johnson on that late TD, he just got out jumped. And when Tony missed that tackle…wrong place/right time. Tony will get better at rushing the QB too. He is…wait…Oh thats right, Tony is on offense. The ones that scored ample points to win. Im not a cowboy fan at all, but Romo is not the problem. He rolls with the punches.

  26. jerruhjones says: Oct 3, 2011 6:33 PM

    Jerruh is the decider….that’s why they will never go anywhere with Romo at QB.

  27. rajbais says: Oct 3, 2011 6:36 PM

    Now, I know why people keep questioning Tony. He is NOT a championship quarterback. He’s either great or acts too stupid!!! That’s is not today’s quarterback!!!

  28. sromgrom says: Oct 3, 2011 6:37 PM

    I still don’t know why they canned Wade…. he’d gotten them to the playoffs the year prior, and it’s not like their team is now suddenly giving up less than 30 points a game haha… It’s still happening and Wade’s not around anymore…

    Jason Garrett looks like a young Dick Jauron on those sidelines… no emotion.. no facial expressions, he just sort of stands there and gazes out at the field… SORRY, but that’s a sign he’s not gonna be a top notch head coach… Even Tony Dungy looks more intimidating than he does on game day.

    At least Wade showed emotion when the team did well..

  29. joerevs300 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:39 PM

    Tony Romo has *just* enough good things happen to make you think he can ascend into the top 10 QB’s in the league, only to make the most boneheaded decisions imaginable that ultimately cost teams football games.

    Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson were not guys that were going to throw for 400 yards, but they DID manage the game and not throw killer INT’s. And that’s one big reason why Baltimore and TB respectively have won Super Bowls in the past 10 seasons.

    The Cowboys have no chance going to the Super Bowl as long as Tony Romo is under center. It is time to find someone else through the draft, soon.

  30. mclovin07 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:41 PM

    Well now we know someone has faith in him!

    He’d probably be benched if Kitna wasn’t the option. That last INT was inexcusable IMO…

  31. rajbais says: Oct 3, 2011 6:45 PM

    The Cowboys were never this bad with Terrell Owens!!!

    Just because you cut a guy because Jason Garrett and Tony Romo don’t like his personality, it doesn’t mean it’s a good thing!!!

    When T.O. and Romo were on the field at the SAME time the team was 27-11!! Last year, Romo had a 1-win season. Now, he’s a momentum killer. Treat this guy the way you did with T.O., Jerry!!! Love him today, cut him tomorrow!!!

  32. localbandhero says: Oct 3, 2011 6:52 PM

    Romo is such an odd and peculiar player. Anyone that has watched him knows the kid has skills. He’s mobile, he’s elusive, he can be deadly accurate, he’s got a pretty strong arm, and he’s apparently tough as hell.

    But at the same time, he can be the opposite of all of those things. He should get a sports psychologist, because he has to have some mental blocks or something that keep him from performing at times. And before people laugh, remember that Jordan had a sports psychologist, Brady does, too.

  33. brintfatre says: Oct 3, 2011 6:54 PM

    Tony should take a hint from his hero and “retire.” Maybe in a few years he can come back and lead the Eagles to an epic NFC Championship FAIL!

  34. jpb12 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:58 PM

    Ryan Mallett. Former Razorback.
    75th overall pick – 3rd round.

    Bruce Carter?

  35. bobhk says: Oct 3, 2011 6:59 PM

    Sounds pretty familiar! Every other week Romo screws up and Jerry has to give a vote of confidence. I don’t see any other owner saying my QB screwed up but I support him.
    Why does Jerry feel compelled to give vote of confidence. Who else cares? Sounds like he’s trying convince himself that Romo is good enough.

  36. Patriot42 says: Oct 3, 2011 7:05 PM

    If I could find a good lawyer I would sue the cowboys for wasting valuable air time pretending they are a good football team.

  37. nooneyouknow says: Oct 3, 2011 7:08 PM

    Ahhhhh the dreaded vote of confidence

  38. seabreezes51 says: Oct 3, 2011 7:12 PM

    Stay just good enough Tony, just good enough…..

  39. waltdawg says: Oct 3, 2011 7:42 PM

    That’s good to know… Because the rest of America has called this guy over rated for the last 5 years. Tony Romo, while a good golfer and decntly athletic, makes some of the worst decisions on a football field. The guy is more dangerous to his team than Bobby Carpenter was, ……is……..Well, you know what I mean!

  40. kwoodc says: Oct 3, 2011 7:52 PM

    I will never understand why everyone bags on Jerry Jones for being to invlolved with his team. Try being a Chiefs fan and have your owner live it up in Fiji while the stadium continues to sell out each and every Sunday despite the owner fielding a chep ass team. Loosen up the purse strings Clark…

  41. turgidsen says: Oct 3, 2011 7:54 PM

    Where is Boysroll ? Take up for team!!! Youre good at making idiotic comments about everyone elses team . At least we don’t see Danny boy on the sidelines getting brushed off his QB . LMFAO!!!!! (look familiar)

  42. chetwynnr says: Oct 3, 2011 8:01 PM

    At least Cowboy fans don’t have to look back on 50 years of ineptitude by their owner. There are millions of people still alive who remember seeing them win a championship. Be glad Cowboy fans that William Clay Ford isn’t the owner. You may yet see your team in the Superbowl before you have to start wearing Depends.

  43. greenbay4ever says: Oct 3, 2011 8:05 PM

    As someone who has rooted against the Cowboys, well for most of my life. I love this. I have said it for years now. Romo sucks. How many times have we seen his press conference, ” I have to do a better job, ball security is up to me and I am not doing a good job…blah blah blah.

    I do think he will pull it together this year at some point but for the most part I have been right.

  44. whatwouldlombardido says: Oct 3, 2011 8:07 PM

    Jerry: Trade Romo for McNabb!

  45. teal379 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:07 PM

    imopen7 says:
    Oct 3, 2011 6:33 PM
    “Jerry Jones still has faith in Tony Romo”
    me too. I mean, when Tony was covering Calvin Johnson on that late TD, he just got out jumped. And when Tony missed that tackle…wrong place/right time. Tony will get better at rushing the QB too. He is…wait…Oh thats right, Tony is on offense. The ones that scored ample points to win. Im not a cowboy fan at all, but Romo is not the problem. He rolls with the punches.

    ****************************************

    But he did throw 2 pick 6′s and another INT that led to a very quick TD.

    That’s 21 points that he’s DIRECTLY responsible for. Points for DETROIT – not Dallas.

  46. fofofotey says: Oct 3, 2011 8:10 PM

    Jerry also had faith in his plastic surgeon.

  47. rgsessions55 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:10 PM

    How about asking Troy or Roger to come back? I am hoping we go after a quarterback in the next draft. Romo would make a good backup or else we need to find someone who can be put in when Romo starts to screw up like he did last Sunday.

  48. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:25 PM

    I still don’t know why they canned Wade…. he’d gotten them to the playoffs the year prior, and it’s not like their team is now suddenly giving up less than 30 points a game haha… It’s still happening and Wade’s not around anymore…

    —————————

    You can’t be serious. The Cowboys have given up 30 or more points exactly once this year and 14 of those were on pick 6′s.

  49. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:28 PM

    Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson were not guys that were going to throw for 400 yards, but they DID manage the game and not throw killer INT’s. And that’s one big reason why Baltimore and TB respectively have won Super Bowls in the past 10 seasons.

    ——————————-

    They also had really good defenses backing them up. And “really good” is an understatement.

  50. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:32 PM

    When T.O. and Romo were on the field at the SAME time the team was 27-11!!

    ———————

    Get over it. TO’s washed up and can’t help anybody now.

  51. thejuddstir says: Oct 3, 2011 8:35 PM

    Cowboys won in the 90′s because Jimmy Johnson wouldn’t allow Jerrah to do the stupid things he does. When is Jerrah going to “get it” that he isn’t a coach, player or even a football guy and the more he undermines his coaches and players, the longer the losing goes on. I couldn’t imagine being a player, coach or even a janitor for Jerrah!!!

  52. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:36 PM

    That wasn’t a snub. Jones got Romo’s attention by grabbing his arm, Jones said a couple of words of encouragement and gave Romo a thumbs up, Romo said a couple of words back and slapped hands with Jones and they both walked off.

  53. kwoodc says: Oct 3, 2011 8:36 PM

    I would trade Clark Hunt for Jerry Jones…

  54. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:41 PM

    Jason Garrett looks like a young Dick Jauron on those sidelines… no emotion.. no facial expressions, he just sort of stands there and gazes out at the field… SORRY, but that’s a sign he’s not gonna be a top notch head coach… Even Tony Dungy looks more intimidating than he does on game day.

    At least Wade showed emotion when the team did well..

    ——————————

    So you’re saying that Garrett acts very much like Tom Landry. Yeah no way Tom Landry was a top-notch coach, you can tell because he never showed much emotion on the sideline. On the other hand, Jim Schwartz is obviously a top-notch coach because he cussed Dez Bryant out. I guess you can tell by the 12-24 coaching record, too.

  55. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 8:47 PM

    Cowboys won in the 90′s because Jimmy Johnson wouldn’t allow Jerrah to do the stupid things he does. When is Jerrah going to “get it” that he isn’t a coach, player or even a football guy and the more he undermines his coaches and players, the longer the losing goes on. I couldn’t imagine being a player, coach or even a janitor for Jerrah!!!

    ————————-

    Be honest with yourself. You can’t imagine being paid to play or coach anywhere, can you? What even makes you think you’re qualified to make a judgment as to Jerry Jones’ football knowledge? Were you captain of a national championship team? Were you an All-Conference player? How long have you been intricately involved in the inner workings of the NFL? When somebody needs to know how much salt to put on the fries, they’ll call you. Jerry Jones probably dropped more football knowledge in the toilet this morning than you will ever possess. The Cowboys just had one losing season after 5 winning seasons, try to not let your head explode over it.

  56. 44kyle says: Oct 3, 2011 10:04 PM

    I remember the touching moment when Jerry Jones bravely sat behind the mike and tearfully said “That’s my quarterback”. Jerry looked much smarter then.

  57. ppdoc13 says: Oct 3, 2011 10:25 PM

    @howley- that football exp oh his sure makes him ready to be gm. What a freaking joke. Did you really bliev the tripe tou just wrote?

    ? Is duz jerraj jonz believe in himself as one of the worst gms in football

  58. howley1 says: Oct 3, 2011 11:26 PM

    ppdoc13 I’d love to know what you were trying to type but I’ll forgo the lobotomy. Like it or not he’s the Cowboys GM and he isn’t going anywhere. If you’re a Cowboy fan, learn to live with it. If you’re not a Cowboy fan… if he’s that bad, why are you whining?

  59. ragingmouse says: Oct 4, 2011 1:00 AM

    ” putting faith in Romo is like dating a stripper, hoping one day she will change her ways and be faithful to you”…

    …only to be disappointed!

  60. carolinajimbo says: Oct 4, 2011 1:21 AM

    WHAT!!! You want GM Jerry to admit he failed in his QB Pick?

  61. akasaintsbaby says: Oct 4, 2011 2:29 AM

    I live in NW Louisiana and if the Cowboys and Saints are playing at the same time, guess who they show…. You guessed it, the Cowboys. It doesn’t matter if the Cowgirls are 0-13, they still shove them down your throat. They are the most overrated, overhyped sports team in the nation. ALWAYS picked to go to the sb no matter who they have on their team. Pathetic excuse for a team.

  62. theripster30 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:45 AM

    By the time Jones finally pulls the plug on the Romo era, Matt Flynn should be on the market. Just sayin…

  63. txhc says: Oct 4, 2011 4:59 AM

    “thejuddstir says:
    Oct 3, 2011 8:35 PM
    Cowboys won in the 90′s because Jimmy Johnson wouldn’t allow Jerrah to do the stupid things he does. When is Jerrah going to “get it” that he isn’t a coach, player or even a football guy and the more he undermines his coaches and players, the longer the losing goes on. I couldn’t imagine being a player, coach or even a janitor for Jerrah!!!”

    I can’t imagine being on that jackhole’s payroll. Hell, he makes it hard enough to be a fan a lot of times.

  64. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 4, 2011 5:29 AM

    Romo played Sunday not like a top tier NFL QB, but like an undrafted nobody QB from a tiny college no one ever heard of…..oh, wait…..

  65. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:44 AM

    whitecastleisafoodgroup says:
    Oct 3, 2011 6:05 PM
    There is nothing wrong with Tony Romo…

    ————————

    There must be something wrong with you if you really believe that…He has engineered the two worst losses with a lead in Cowgirl history…

    I will grant you that Jerruh is a horrible GM but Romo’s decision-making skills leave a lot to be desired…

  66. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:55 AM

    howley1 says:
    Oct 3, 2011 8:47 PM

    What even makes you think you’re qualified to make a judgment as to Jerry Jones’ football knowledge? Were you captain of a national championship team? Were you an All-Conference player? How long have you been intricately involved in the inner workings of the NFL?

    ——————————

    Slobbing on it a bit aren’t you?

    There is an expression in manufacturing quality that you appear smart enough to understand – “The output [results] reflect the adequacy of the process.”

    If being an All-Conference player nearly 50 years ago made him such a wonderful GM, why have the Cowgirls been unable to get back to the SB since 1995?

    Your logic appears a bit flawed there Chuck…

  67. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Oct 4, 2011 6:00 AM

    all you cowboys fans who are saying negative things about romo will, after his next good game, be right back on the bandwagon!
    fairweather friends…

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