The fans in Dallas booed the Cowboys on Sunday as they fell behind the Giants 23-0. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says the fans were doing exactly what they should have done.
“I would have booed us, too. We deserved it that time. We did not start the game the way we wanted to,” Romo said after the game, via the Dallas Morning News.
As it turned out, the Cowboys ended up giving the home fans one of the most exciting NFL games of the season, storming back to take a 24-23 lead before ultimately falling 29-24. Romo said the fans energized the team during that comeback.
“Obviously, they were great today with the way they brought energy,” Romo said. “They helped our defense tremendously. That was as good a home-field crowd as I have been a part of.”
Romo’s comments echoed those of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who said he deserved to be booed at halftime before the Bears came back to beat the Panthers on Sunday. Unfortunately for Romo, he — unlike Cutler — didn’t do enough to be cheered by the home fans as he left the field.