Few players in all of professional sports cause as much controversy as Tony Romo, whether it is play on the field or his behavior off the field. Some in the national media believe he is still the next coming of Joe Montana, while others believe he best belongs sitting somewhere on the bench.
These are the top seven Tony Romo apologists
When the Cowboys beat the Redskins 18-16 earlier in the year, Jaworski raved about Romo’s decision-making, his play with young receivers and his ability to act as a coach on the field. All I saw was Romo posting a 70.6 passer rating while failing to lead the Cowboys to a single touchdown on the field.
After the Cowboys blew a 24-point lead to the Detroit Lions—a game in which Tony Romo threw three interceptions, including two pick-sixes—the media crucified Romo, and rightfully so.
In that game, Romo was 34-of-47 passing for three touchdowns and three picks. I’m sure if you ask Barnwell, the 34 completions were because of Romo but the 10 incompletions and three picks were the fault of the receivers…or maybe the play calling…or something.
Remember T.O, the always-outspoken wide receiver who loved to say whatever was on his mind? After the Cowboys lost to the New York Giants in the 2007 NFC Divisional playoffs—a game in which Tony Romo threw a game-ending interception in the end zone with less than a minute to play—T.O. cried and cried afterwards, telling reporters, “That’s my quarterback.”
Romo hated Jeff Garcia and he hated Donovan McNabb—two very talented quarterbacks who won a lot of football games—but Romo was his guy.
Witten has never cried for his quarterback like Owens, but how can he not love the guy? Witten is a seven-time Pro Bowler who has averaged 80 catches and close to 1,000 yards per season since 2004.
Romo’s gonna get Witten into the Hall of Fame. Plus the two are roommates for away games. You better believe Witten likes Romo.
You ever heard Skip Bayless talk? He’s never been wrong about anything in the entire world and if he is wrong, well, he’s not wrong.
And Bayless says Romo is a terrific quarterback who can win a Super Bowl for the Dallas Cowboys some day. So there you go. Case closed.
Dirk recently came out and defended Romo in a tweet, telling Romo to not worry about the critics.
Dirk said he went through a lot of the same stuff Romo did, and when he won a championship, the critics were silenced. That’s normally how it works. Until Romo wins though, he’s going to hear it.
It’s always nice if the owner is on your side, even if that owner is Jerry Jones. After the Cowboys lost to the Jets earlier this season, Jerry Jones defended his quarterback, saying Tony Romo played “one of the best games I’ve ever seen him play.”
I guess the fact that Romo lost a fumble on the 2-yard line and threw a key interception doesn’t really matter. As long as the boss says he did well, that’s fine, right?