Tony Romo has had an up-and-down season so far, but the Cowboys aren't ready to give up on him, even if some fans are.
"If you're going to try to make the plays, then you've got a chance to have some bad plays," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "However we go, we'll go with Tony. As Tony goes, we'll go."
Never has a more accurate statement been uttered after a game.
Romo's two fourth-quarter turnovers against the Jets led to the Cowboys blowing a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in the season opener. He returned from a fractured rib to rally the Cowboys from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit against the 49ers, and then led them to a victory over the Redskins.
On Sunday, Romo completed 34 of 47 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns, but his three interceptions directly contributed to the biggest collapse in team history.
“He’s a competitor,” tight end Jason Witten said. “He’s a tough player. We’ve been down this road a lot with him this year, but I wouldn’t trade him for anybody in the world. I really wouldn’t. He’ll bounce back. …We believe in him. He’s our guy, and we’ll fight through it just like what we saw in New York. We just need to eliminate this rollercoaster of a ride, and that’s the next step for us.”
Cowboys' defenders were on the field for only 2:30 in the third quarter. Yet, the Lions outscored them 14-10 in the quarter with two interceptions returned for touchdowns.
"If you ask me, I’ll ride with Romo any day of the week," Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman said. "Because I know he’ll have my back, I’ve got his back."
-- Charean Williams