Owens, Giants put mounting pressure on Romo

Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens gave a tearful defense of quarterback Tony Romo less than one year ago. Now the Cowboys are amid controversy as the enigmatic receiver is complaining about the relationship between Romo and tight end Jason Witten. And why shouldn’t he be? Romo is, after all, his quarterback.

Owens did tell Dallas Morning News scribe Calvin Watkins that he is not jealous of Romo and Witten’s relationship.

    “I’m not jealous of Witten,” Owens said Thursday night. “I’m not jealous of nobody. I can take the approach that I got paid, so screw everything, but that’s not me.”
    “I just want to win,” Owens said. “I’m not trying to create a war of words with anybody. I thought we had a productive meeting, and I just talked to Jason about Tony reading the whole play because other people are open besides Witten.” MORE

As if the Owens’ distraction wasn’t enough, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann told Fort Worth Star Telegram writer Clarence E. Hill, Jr. that Sunday’s game against the Giants could be the biggest of Romo’s career.

    “He will be the difference in their success,” Theismann said. “They have a good defense. They have a good running attack. It’s Tony’s world to take them to the next level. That’s why this game is so important for him. If the Cowboys win the Super Bowl, it won’t be as monumental to his career as this game. He has to convince the owner. He has to convince his teammates. He has to convince the fans. How many times can you go through critical games and not deliver?” MORE

Why not have Jessica Simpson throw in an ultamatum for good measure? Everybody else seems to be piling on.

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