When Tony Romo’s three-interception performance turned a 27-3 Cowboys lead into a 34-30 Cowboys loss on Sunday, Deion Sanders had seen enough.
Sanders said on NFL Network that he can’t figure out Romo’s inconsistency.
“I don’t understand this guy,” Sanders said, via the Dallas Morning News. “Just when you want to believe in him, heroic effort, came back against San Francisco, they said punctured lung and everything. And we praised him, we said, ‘Yeah, he’s that leader, he’s their guy.’ And then you come and do this. What are you thinking? Sooner or later we’ve just got to quit guessing and assuming that this guy’s the guy to get you over the hump, and say, ‘You know what? This guy is always going to be great statistically, but he’s not that guy that can take you to where you want to go.’ And that’s the Super Bowl.
Sanders said the folks in Dallas can’t stomach the roller coaster ride that Romo is putting them through.
“Dallas Cowboys fans are sick of it,” Sanders said. “We had [Romo] on our shoulders last week. ‘Oh Tony, he’s our king!’ But now we want to stone him. I’m serious, that’s the way [fans] feel about him because you can’t trust him. I like him. Statistically, he’s great, but you can’t trust him.”
Actually, Romo isn’t all that great statistically, unless you consider five interceptions and three fumbles through four games this season to be great statistics. But Sanders is surely right that while Jerry Jones still has faith in Romo, many others do not.