Now it all makes sense. When we saw Tony Romo smiling after his Cowboys put together a horrific meltdown against the Jets on Sunday night, we wondered what it was all about. Why would a quarterback be smiling after his team just blew a 24-10 lead and he was personally responsible for a lot of it? Because he played lights out, of course.
Speaking with KRLD-FM in Dallas on Tuesday, Jerry Jones not only came to the defense of his quarterback but praised his performance. In fact, he went a step further.
“This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play,” Jones told KRLD via Shutdown Corner. “You can make a big case that the way he played for three quarters was how we got there at the end and looked like for sure we were going to get the win. He played outstanding.”
No Jerry, that will draw a lot of criticism. Does Jones believe his franchise signal-caller is so sensitive that he needs to call 300+ yards, two touchdowns, an interception, a goal line fumble, a botched snap, and an interception that led to a game-winning field goal one of the best games Romo has ever put together? Jones also referred to Romo as a “winner,” which he has proven to be quite the opposite.
Romo can string together some great stats, but he turtles during the game’s most crucial moments. It’s at the point where Jerry shouldn’t be stroking his ego but instead challenging him to learn how to close. Then again, Jerry doesn’t do or say anything Jerry is expected to do or say.
H/T to ESPNDallas.com for the interview.Google+