Mora: Romo possesses skills to be premier QB

Right or wrong, Cowboys QB Tony Romo put Sunday night’s 27-24 loss to the Jets squarely on his own shoulders.

Of course, many believe Romo should have after his two critical fourth-quarter turnovers — a fumble inside the 5-yard line and a throw that was intercepted by Darrelle Revis in the game’s final minute. While NFL Network analyst Jim Mora believes Romo was right to shoulder the blame, he points out that those two plays didn’t lose the game for the Cowboys. Mora says it’s up to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to put Romo in situations to succeed with his decision-making.

“I think he has the skill set to be a premier quarterback in this league,” Mora said. “But I don’t think he plays at that level at critical times in critical games.

“If you’re a great quarterback who is going to take your team to the highest pinnacle, then you don’t make that throw. Too many times, I’ve seen him do that. I don’t think it’s a function of him not having the ability. I think it’s a function of him not making good decisions when the pressure is on.”

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