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Tony Romo: Cowboys deserved to get booed

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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.

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  1. dino2997 says: Oct 29, 2012 12:57 PM

    Romo is falling apart this season probably due to the immense media scrutiny he’s received. Cutler consistently receives the same media scrutiny but the difference is he wins.

  2. canetic says: Oct 29, 2012 12:59 PM

    Romo to the Jets

  3. kulosan says: Oct 29, 2012 1:03 PM

    Jerry bring VY home to the lone star state

  4. larryboodry says: Oct 29, 2012 1:03 PM

    The fans weren’t booing Cutler, or Romo, specifically…The chorus was for sloppy play by both teams overall. I was rooting for Dallas to pull that one out.

  5. manderson367 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:05 PM

    The team wasn’t being booed Tony. YOU were. Yes, he did almost bring them back from a huge hole, but it was a hole that Romo put them in.

    The Cowboys will never get to the next level as long as Romo’s taking the snaps. And this from a Cowboys fan of 40+ years.

  6. meegs34 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:06 PM

    Jerrah will make Romo the scapegoat and let him go this offseason. He will sell the fans on a “new start” but he will still be sucking it up as GM.

    I could see Romo as QB of the NY Jets. The circus continues.

  7. ravensallday2012 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:08 PM

    Cutler doesn’t win. His def wins

  8. noahbird says: Oct 29, 2012 1:08 PM

    There is a lot of deserving to get “booed” going around this year.

  9. justintuckrule says: Oct 29, 2012 1:09 PM

    I can’t believe I’m doing this because I revel in Cowboy misery like the best of haters but Romo wasn’t the problem yesterday. Two of the picks weren’t his fault (Dez didn’t fight for the one / ran a bad route and the other came on 4th and 1). The third was just a great play by a great player (JPP) and the 4th to Webster, I’ll put on Romo. They lost because they couldn’t run the ball and because Garrett is the worst coach in the NFL. On the second to last series when he had it 2nd and 1 at the Giants 20, he should have run the ball, milk the clock and taken 4 cracks at the EZ as time expired. He’s an OC at best and overmatched as a HC.

  10. laserw says: Oct 29, 2012 1:12 PM

    I don’t know why anyone is surprised – this Cowboy team has been wretched for years. Tony Romo is a mediocre quarterback on a good day and when he is forced out of the pocket, he is masking his poor play other times. This team could surprise many by how bad it will be the rest of the year! The question will be whether the Cowboys are worse than the Redskins at the end of the season – the Redskins are on their way to no more wins – and the Cowboys could equal that. Both teams are awful – no depth – overrated players – and unresponsive coaching staffs.

  11. raymondtx says: Oct 29, 2012 1:19 PM

    I wasn’t booing the cowboys…i was actually cheering and LMAO.

  12. urlacher54 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    Cutler does win, no one gives him credit for it though judging by those thumbs down.

    30-18 as a starter for the Bears. Anyone would take a record of .625 and be happy with it.

  13. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    Comparing Cutler to Romo is like comparing the Lions and Browns. They both try but ultimately they both suck and never win anything.

  14. tonys4 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:29 PM

    Romo is falling apart yes but give him a REAL OC/play caller wtv the hell Garrett’s titles are, even just for 1 year and let’s see what he does. Romo’s self-destruction is 95% on Garrett.
    Wow what a bad HC, OC, play caller, it’s embarrassing. 62 passes!! 0-8 when they pass more than 40 times and they still pass on 2nd and 1, 3rd and 1, 4th and 1. I can’t deal with Garrett’s play calling anymore, i’m going nuts!!! When your team comes out flat like that, at home vs the Giants, BIG NFC east implications, the only conclusion is that the players, more specifically the offense, do-not-give-a-s*&%#t about you as a HC.
    And I’m not even talking about motion penalties (the false starts always with the false starts!!!!!!!), clock mismanagement, icing his own kicker, playing the wrong guys, penalties!! Please, please, please make Garrett go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pleeeeaaaaassssseeeeee!!!!!!

  15. packerbackernj says: Oct 29, 2012 1:37 PM

    Cowboys need a new GM and HC. Plain and simple.

  16. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 29, 2012 1:38 PM

    Tony Romo = Jeff George. All the talent in the world, but just can’t get it done.

  17. hor2012 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:09 PM

    Some time ago I posted that this is a 8 and 8 team. Next week the Cowboys play the Falcons and I wouldn’t be surprised if the won the game. But, at the end of the day they are just average. And, you can play the blame game if you want. But, the truth is that they’re just ordinary. And, ordinary teams don’t win super bowls

  18. flyyseven says: Oct 29, 2012 2:12 PM

    Romo kills me he get mad at Bryant for running wrong route but he always over throw his wrs and never hit them in stride so they can run after the catch,he’s not clutch,I hate to say it but until Jerry gives up some power we will never win again

  19. wcdunkenfield says: Oct 29, 2012 2:15 PM

    It’s official, the Cowboys are jinxed by playing in “Jerrah’s World”.

    They need to build a nicer stadium (more skyboxes!) and move.

  20. cowboylover says: Oct 29, 2012 2:23 PM

    justintuckrule: You are so right about that 2nd and 1. I was screaming “why aren’t they running the ball and trying to get the first down?” I don’t think Jason’s up to the job and yesterday was more evidence of the undisciplined team. Too many mistakes.

  21. broncosnative says: Oct 29, 2012 2:26 PM

    The cowboys is the chargers of the afc, high expectations every year, two overrated QBs, don’t have a good head coach and fold after a good start.

  22. justintuckrule says: Oct 29, 2012 2:34 PM

    As a Giants’ fan (and probably speaking on behalf of Skins fans too), I’d be ecstatic if both the Eagles and Cowboys knee-jerked and canned Reid/Vick and Garrett/Romo. They would instantly become 6-10 teams for the next 7 years.

    Romo is one of the highest rated QBs of all time. Just last year, Vick was in the conversation of being the MVP. Not all QBs are Brady and Rodgers. Franchise QBs and continuity are very rare and don’t grow on trees. Ask Miami, Cleveland, Skins (until this year), Jets, Buffalo, Minn, and a bunch of others what they’d give to have Romo.

    You DON’T tear it all down and set your franchise back 10 years just because of a bad stretch. As much flak as JJ and Lurie get, the one thing I commend them on is their patience. Continuity is one of the most essential elements in winning championships.

  23. trollaikman8 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:35 PM

    I’m convinced that stadium was built on an ancient Indian burial ground.

    The Cowboys are cursed.

  24. bigblueapple says: Oct 29, 2012 2:40 PM

    Judging by the sentiment from Cowboys fans I know, they were booing Jones more than the Cowboys. Team is still getting by on players that Parcells picked up. Jones is garbage.

  25. cowboylover says: Oct 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    Oh–and while I’m on a rant, why does Jerry have this insane rule that the first stringer keeps getting the snaps even when he’s not performing (talking to you Felix.) I would have liked to have seen what Tanner and Dunbar would have done. And Dez seems to be the most unfocused player I have seen in awhile. No concentration.

  26. justintuckrule says: Oct 29, 2012 2:44 PM

    @flyseven – Romo wouldn’t be one of the highest rated QBs of all time if he “always overthrows his WRs”. Plus, as for the “clutch” thing, that’s an overrated concept and doesn’t account for numerous factors.

    His throw to Dez in the back of the endzone couldn’t have been better. Just unlucky result.

    In 2007 playoff game – drop by Crayton was a killer. Unlucky result.

    Last year in Dallas – JPP blocked FG (unlucky).

    Miles Austin lost ball in lights – unlucky.

    I’d say he’s more snakebit than not “clutch”. If Giants didn’t have Eli, I’d take Romo in a second.

  27. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 29, 2012 2:56 PM

    Not to be a trash talker, but when is everyone, especially the media, going to finally realize that Romo just isnt that good? Every year he gets the hype, the commercials, the “Report from big D”…etc, but never ever do the Cowboys pan out. Overrated.

  28. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 29, 2012 3:10 PM

    HOw about romo is just garbage and need to be holding a clip board. How many turnovers do he have now and keep getting a pass or hey its my receiver fault. BULL you is predictable romo 2 or 3 turnovers every game. DALLAS IS DONE

  29. larryboodry says: Oct 29, 2012 3:31 PM

    ilovefoolsball says: Oct 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    “Comparing Cutler to Romo is like comparing the Lions and Browns. They both try but ultimately they both suck and never win anything.”

    Uh-huh…That’s why Jay is 25-9 in his last 34 starts, and 11-1 over his last 12…Ultimately it is your opinion that sucks, but then, that is just MY opinion.

  30. savoirlaire says: Oct 29, 2012 3:39 PM

    Well, when you try to throw it away out of bounds, and it gets picked off…

    When you have one last gasp play, and you throw it so far out of the endzone no one even has a chance to get a hand on it…

    Then you have no business being a starting NFL quarterback. For all the good plays that Romo makes, and he does make some nice ones, it is unbelievably bonehead plays like these two that just make you say, “aint gonna happen”.

  31. gammynomnom says: Oct 29, 2012 3:45 PM

    Im to the point I think Romo is trying toplay his way out of Dallas, and for his sake, I hope he does.I ws thinking that when Jerry wanted to get a deal done before this season and Tony declined. He has wasted a lot of good years on that sad team. I would love to see him on the Jets or the 49ers.

    For all those stupids saying ” you can count on him throwing 2-3 ints a game”, well, he has started 84 games and has 158 tds and 85 ints. But don’t let the truth change you.

  32. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    I dont know why the media keeps acting like its a surprise when Romo has a bad game. That is NORMAL. Romo just isnt a good QB and everyone keeps thinking he is. Dallas is the most overrated team year in and year out. Cool stadium but thats about it. Please media, move on to another team. One thats worth talking about.

  33. theharshestreality says: Oct 29, 2012 3:53 PM

    Speaking for Cowboy fans in the DFW metroplex – Prepare yourself for more booing, Tony.

  34. theharshestreality says: Oct 29, 2012 3:55 PM

    eaglesfan29 – I don’t know that you can comment on anyone else’s QB situation as your guy is getting benched for a rookie.

  35. staff2cj says: Oct 29, 2012 4:05 PM

    Dez Bryant is immature and needs to grow up!!

  36. thecatalinawinemixer says: Oct 29, 2012 4:05 PM

    I’m not sure this has already been addressed, but why didn’t the Cowboys kick a FG on their 2nd to last possession? That would’ve put them down 2 with well over a minute left with all 3 timeouts. They ended up holding the Giants to 3 and out after Romo’s INT. From there they only would’ve had to drive maybe 40 yards at the end of the game for a FG to win by 1 instead of the length of the field to score 6?

  37. baloneyjohn says: Oct 29, 2012 4:06 PM

    As long as you have the current QB, the current owner, the current coach and a WR like Dez, the cowboys will lucky to be a .500 club.
    Romo, Jones and Garrett; misery will follow.

  38. snaponrules says: Oct 29, 2012 4:12 PM

    ravensallday2012 says:
    Oct 29, 2012 1:08 PM
    Cutler doesn’t win. His def wins

    —————————————————————————————-

    I guess you didn’t see Cutler’s game winning drive yesterday. The one after the defence gave up an 80 yard scoring drive that gave the Panthers the lead with less then 2 minutes left in the game.

    Cutler has a line that makes every defence look like its filled with pro bowl pass rushers. Yet he is still far better then romo could ever hope to be.

  39. jasonwitten0656 says: Oct 29, 2012 4:27 PM

    I like reading Giants fans talk trash about winning a game by five against a team that had six turnovers. A win is a win and you should be proud of their current record, but really, six turnovers and still won by the skin of your teeth. And I learned a valuable lesson last night, not to watch a dallas game at work…all it does is piss you off

  40. SparkyGump says: Oct 29, 2012 4:56 PM

    Jerry Jones is delusional, Dez Bryant is just plain dumb and Tony Romo is still making rookie mistakes.

    PS: Dez, tuck your shirt in. You look as sloppy as you play.

  41. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 29, 2012 5:07 PM

    It’s past time for Dallas to move on from Romo. Can’t win at any level throwing INTs every game.

  42. larryboodry says: Oct 29, 2012 5:11 PM

    lionsdraftguy says: Oct 29, 2012 3:46 PM

    “I dont know why the media keeps acting like its a surprise when Romo has a bad game. That is NORMAL. Romo just isnt a good QB and everyone keeps thinking he is. Dallas is the most overrated team year in and year out. Cool stadium but thats about it. Please media, move on to another team. One thats worth talking about.”

    Yeah, like the three good NFC North teams…Bears at 6-1, Vikings and Packers both 5-3…Why don’t we talk about them?

  43. justintuckrule says: Oct 29, 2012 6:24 PM

    @jasonwitten – Giants fell into the predictable trap of thinking that Dallas would roll over and die once it became 23-0. Once Dallas recaptured that momentum, there was no getting it back. Had the Giants not thought the game was over after the 1st Q, they likely would not have “won by the skin of their teeth despite 6 turnovers”.

  44. mazblast says: Oct 29, 2012 6:31 PM

    We deserved it that time. We did not start the game the way we wanted to
    ————————————-
    In the immortal words of Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann,

    “Well, no sh**”
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    Oh–and while I’m on a rant, why does Jerry have this insane rule that the first stringer keeps getting the snaps even when he’s not performing (talking to you Felix.)
    ————————————-
    Jerry Jones–U of Arkansas grad
    Felix Jones–U of Arkansas grad

    There’s your answer. Just like lousy Presidents who went to Harvard or Yale keep on hiring Harvard or Yale grads to do lousy jobs.
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    I’m not sure this has already been addressed, but why didn’t the Cowboys kick a FG on their 2nd to last possession?
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    Because their Princeton grad coach doesn’t have the football brain God gave a small soap dish.

  45. hippiedriver2 says: Oct 29, 2012 8:01 PM

    At least he’s man enough to realize use the worst quarterback in NFL

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