Many fans on the Internet are angry at Tony Romo once again, blaming him for the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Denver Broncos. However, ESPN reported on Oct. 6 that Jones considers the loss to be Romo’s best game as a quarterback.
Romo did throw the interception at the end of the game that cost his team the win, but he also threw for over 500 yards and five touchdowns. While the interception was a tough break, it was a great Denver defensive play and it was only Romo’s second interception of the season.
Dallas scored 48 points, which would have been enough to beat anyone at anytime in NFL history – except this year’s Denver Broncos. Peyton Manning led the Broncos to 51 points and the win.
Jones called Romo “tough as a boot” and said he is not worried about any criticism. He pointed out that no Cowboys quarterback has ever had a game as great as this one, and the loss was not so much about that one Romo mistake, but more about the defense giving up 51 points in the game.
Jones then compared Romo to John Elway. While most younger fans remember Elway as one of the greatest quarterback in NFL history, he was long considered a quarterback who couldn’t win the big one. He had the same stigma that Romo had until Elway finally won his Super Bowl in 1997, 14 years into his career. Elway retired after winning back-to-back Super Bowls.
Romo is entering his 10th year in the NFL and seventh year as a starter. Comparing him to the criticism that Elway used to receive makes sense, although many Cowboys fans don’t want to hear it.