Jerry Jones: Blame me, not Romo, for not winning Super Bowls
Over the last three seasons, the Dallas Cowboys have finished exactly 8-8. During those three seasons, the Cowboys have been on the cusp of the post-season, often failing to make the playoffs on the last week of the season. Disgruntled Cowboys fans have pointed towards Tony Romo’s lack of late-game performance and costly turnovers as a reason for the team’s lack of success.
Often outspoken Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, has stuck behind Romo since he took over the starting position in 2006. Jones is continuing to back Romo and is asking fans to blame him, not Romo, for the team’s lack of playoff success.
During an interview with 105.3 The Fan, Jones said the team “probably paid some people that we probably would’ve been better off not paying”.
Jones added that the Cowboys best chance to get to the Super Bowl starts with a healthy Tony Romo.
“We should have been knocking on the door and we haven’t and I have no excuses, it starts here,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But we have not, and I know that to the extent that we have a healthy Romo, our best chance to get back there right now, our best chance to get in the Super Bowl is a healthy Romo.”
Since taking over in 2006, Romo and the Cowboys are 1-3 in the playoffs and haven’t made the playoffs since 2009.
In a “what have you done for me lately” city like Dallas, the only way Romo can silence the critics is by winning more games.
Until then, despite what Jerry Jones wants, fans and analysts are going to question Romo’s ability to take the Cowboys deep into the playoffs.