Playing quarterback for the Cowboys is probably the most high-profile position in all of sports, which naturally draws a lot of scrutiny. Especially when you throw three interceptions in the opening of your team’s $1 billion stadium. But Cowboys players told the Dallas Morning News that they are standing behind QB Tony Romo.
- “I know you guys don’t see it from our perspective, but he takes a lot of things he does wrong very, very hard. I can’t just imagine how he felt [Sunday] night when he went home,” guard Aaron Gurode said. “You see the guy [Monday], pat him on the back and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to correct our mistakes and get better.’ “
- “The bad thing is when we win, it’s all the quarterback, and when we lose it’s all the quarterback,” cornerback Terence Newman said after the game. “There’s times he’s played bad and we’ve picked him up, and there’s times we’ve played bad and Tony’s picked us up.”
The current Cowboys players might have Romo’s back. But Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett was a little bit more critical of Romo.
Dorsett joined Fox Sports Radio Tuesday and questioned the anointment of Romo as an NFL superstar.
- “Well, for one thing, I don’t know why on God’s earth Tony Romo has been anointed a superstar in the National Football League. Tony is very young in his career. Not to say you can’t be young in your career and be a superstar because you’ve got one up there in Minnesota in Adrian Peterson. But the thing is this: you have a guy who hasn’t done much and quarterbacks in the National Football League, most of them go through this growing curve. He hasn’t gone through that growing curve, but he was anointed this great player all of a sudden. Now he’s having to live up to that. And obviously Tony has some deficiencies.
- “But, he’s a good player who’s still learning how to play in the National Football League and I think the media has given him too much credit for doing nothing. He hasn’t done anything really in the National Football League to deserve all the recognition and visibility that he’s gotten so far.”