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Jerry Jones: Romo is the best in the fourth quarter

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If Jerry Jones could have one quarterback to run one drive to win a game in the fourth quarter, he’d want Tony Romo.

Jones was asked on his KRLD-FM radio show how he would feel about the Cowboys getting the ball with two minutes left and down by four, and Jones answered that he’d be confident they were going to win in that scenario because of Romo.

“I’m expecting to win it,” Jones said, via ESPNDallas.com. “I hadn’t booked it, but we had ‘em against Denver. And we’ve got a quarterback that’s the best in the business in the fourth quarter. He’s the best. He can make it happen when it’s not there. Other than being ahead with the ball, there’s no one I’d rather have at this time than to have Romo trying to get us down the field in a short period of time.”

Romo does, in fact, have the highest fourth-quarter passer rating in NFL regular-season history, so there’s some truth to what Jones is saying. The unfortunate thing about Romo’s career is that he has usually played well late in games, but the handful of major mistakes he has made in crunch time are what everyone remembers.

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39 Responses to “Jerry Jones: Romo is the best in the fourth quarter”
  1. pftfannum1 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:43 AM

    There is a fine line between instilling confidence and giving comfort to players. The latter takes away motivation to excel. Sometimes the truth must be told.

  2. 1billsnation says: Oct 20, 2013 7:44 AM

    Romo is best in the 4th quarter eh? That really showed against the Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, and even as recently as the Denver Broncos game there Jerry. He is single-handedly the highest paid choke artist I have ever seen the game produce.

  3. doomsdaydefensetx says: Oct 20, 2013 7:48 AM

    Only the Cowboys owner makes headlines daily. But since we are here…..

    Most TD passes in last 3 min of 1-score games since ’06: Drew Brees 18, Tony Romo 14, Eli Manning 13, Matthew Stafford 12.

    INTs in last 3 min of 1-score games since ’06: Eli 15 (220 att.), Brees 14 (234), Roethlisberger 13 (249), Flacco 7 (136), Romo 7 (272).

    Nobody was calling Brees a “choke artist” after throwing a 4th Qt INT and letting Tom Brady March down the field to win the game last week. Romo has the highest Passer Rating in the 4th quarter, not among active QBs but of ALL-TIME . Any questions?
    Ok class dismissed.

  4. operations666 says: Oct 20, 2013 7:49 AM

    May Jerry Jones live forever! Hail to the Redskins! :)

  5. sagatti says: Oct 20, 2013 7:50 AM

    Danny Travathon agrees….lol

  6. tvjules says: Oct 20, 2013 7:54 AM

    The numbers don’t mean much when his 4th quarter interceptions have cost them important games.

  7. mrbigass says: Oct 20, 2013 7:57 AM

    Ha! It’s the Sunday funnies…….

  8. 1rockyracoon says: Oct 20, 2013 8:05 AM

    I wonder why Jerry didn’t mention playoff games. Romo is mediocre at best in playoff games. 1-3 record; 2 TDs in the win – not bad; 2 Int’s-2 TDs and passing for less than 200 yards in the 3 losses. Not exactly the best in the business when it really counts.

  9. camocav213 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:05 AM

    he’s no tom brady

  10. flavordave says: Oct 20, 2013 8:05 AM

    Jerry clearly has best/worst confusion. No medicine prescribed can fix that. Only a good ol fashion Cowboy beating from Chip Kellys 11 headed offensive monster machine tour 2013 will show the blind how to see again.
    YeeeeeHaaaaa!!!!

    Eagles 42 Coboys 27

  11. jbeagles23 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:08 AM

    Ahahaha Jerry is still crazy

  12. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Oct 20, 2013 8:09 AM

    It won’t be Romo’s fault when they lose today. It will be Jerry Jones fault for sending out a team with the worst defensive line in the NFL to stop Lesean McCoy.

  13. jackdaniels1 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:10 AM

    Best at what Jerrah?!

  14. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Oct 20, 2013 8:19 AM

    What about Troy Aikman? I remember he was pretty good

  15. kwgator says: Oct 20, 2013 8:24 AM

    Tebow > Romo

  16. 2manyconcussions says: Oct 20, 2013 8:25 AM

    “Jerry Jones: Romo is the best in the fourth quarter”

    Except when he’s not.

  17. jimnaizeeum says: Oct 20, 2013 8:30 AM

    Usually good all quarters, unless of course it’s a really big game…like needing a win to get into the playoffs, or a playoff game.

  18. nceaglesfan says: Oct 20, 2013 8:33 AM

    Tony Romo. Mr. December. Just the QB I’d pick for the 4th quarter with the game/season on the line. Now as the holder on FG’s and PAT’s, we’ll……

    What was that number of playoff wins again?

  19. gmsingh123 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:33 AM

    If he means Romo threw one of the best interceptions of all times in the fourth qtr. I agree with him.

  20. steelergrammarnazi says: Oct 20, 2013 8:46 AM

    Romo truly enjoys choking

  21. masterflyguy says: Oct 20, 2013 8:50 AM

    Snake-bit?

  22. forci8 says: Oct 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    I agree with Jerry. He is the best QB in the 4th quarter at giving the game away to the OTHER team lol.

  23. computojon says: Oct 20, 2013 8:58 AM

    As a Ram fan who has no dog in this particular hunt, the fact that Romo has the highest fourth-quarter QB passer rating in history would lead me to say quite a bit more than just “…so there’s some truth to what Jones is saying.”

  24. jtm12180 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:00 AM

    If Jerry Jones seriously feels that way, it’s time for him to sell the team to somebody who knows what they’re talking about. Time and time again, this is when Romo chokes…

  25. bospat says: Oct 20, 2013 9:07 AM

    JJ has officially crossed into the Al Davis territory of his life..sad

  26. bert1913 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:15 AM

    if jerry jones the owner fired jerry jones the gm, jerry jones the gm would never get another nfl job

  27. bennyb82 says: Oct 20, 2013 9:29 AM

    I cannot recall Romo ever winning an important game on the final drive.

  28. djstat says: Oct 20, 2013 10:00 AM

    Stats mean nothing. Tony romo is responsible for a lot of critical 4th quarter losses

  29. poesports says: Oct 20, 2013 10:02 AM

    Only problem is that there are 3 other quarters to play. Shouldn’t be playing from behind all the time and relying on Romo to win. He’s too inconsistent.

  30. olcap says: Oct 20, 2013 10:08 AM

    Jerry is obviously countering fellow owner Jim Irsay’s statements during the past week on how he values championships over stats.

    Jer was just pointing out the value of stats over wins, that’s all.

  31. drtywat3rs says: Oct 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    Drew Brees wants an explanation.

  32. pack15forever says: Oct 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    It looks as though Jerry Jones has been ingesting some sort of illegal substances if he believes Romo is a great fourth quarter QB. The evidence points to the contrary as Romo is an interception machine when the rubber meets the road.

  33. seatownballers says: Oct 20, 2013 10:29 AM

    Romo> teblow> rg3

  34. Florio_Jr. says: Oct 20, 2013 11:15 AM

    Romo also has the most 4th quarter moral victories in the league.

  35. malvaren18 says: Oct 20, 2013 11:17 AM

    Romo must be doing something right that has nothing to do with futbol, Jones really seems to like him.

  36. blackfootkiller says: Oct 20, 2013 11:21 AM

    Seems Ole’ Jurrah has blurred the lines between ‘Fantasy’ and ‘real’ football…

  37. dualprime says: Oct 20, 2013 2:13 PM

    doomsdaydefensetx
    Only the Cowboys owner makes headlines daily. But since we are here…..

    Most TD passes in last 3 min of 1-score games since ’06: Drew Brees 18, Tony Romo 14, Eli Manning 13, Matthew Stafford 12.

    INTs in last 3 min of 1-score games since ’06: Eli 15 (220 att.), Brees 14 (234), Roethlisberger 13 (249), Flacco 7 (136), Romo 7 (272).

    Nobody was calling Brees a “choke artist” after throwing a 4th Qt INT and letting Tom Brady March down the field to win the game last week. Romo has the highest Passer Rating in the 4th quarter, not among active QBs but of ALL-TIME . Any questions? Ok class dismissed.
    ——————————–
    Manning & Rothlisberger = 2x SB Champs
    Brees & Flacco = SB Champs
    Romo = Nada

    Class dismissed!

  38. jal337 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:11 PM

    I hate when people talk about Romos QB rating.. Where has that gotten them? 1 playoff win?? QB rating doesn’t win games! Romo is the best at this and that. Big deal.. He still can’t win in the playoffs, or even make it there for that matter..

  39. soaringeagle13 says: Oct 20, 2013 6:47 PM

    We all need some of what Jerry is smoking

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