With 10 touchdowns and two interceptions over the last five games, quarterback Tony Romo is starting play like the Cowboys hoped he would at the start of the season.
They had hoped he would build off last season’s career best performance with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Then, he began the 2012 season with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions in the first seven games as the Cowboys got off to a disappointing 3-4 start.
But Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said the team’s ownership never wavered in its belief in Romo.
“I know everybody was critical and Tony was critical of himself,” Jones said. “He wants to do better and not have those turnovers. It’s not a good recipe for winning But we have never doubted _ not Jerry (Jones) or myself have ever doubted Tony Romo. There has been no in the organization at the ownership level that has doubted Tony Romo even in games where we have struggled.”
Jones said called Romo a battler and fighter. He said that’s one reason why the Cowboys have battled back so many times in games this season because they have taken on the identity of their quarterback.
That fighting spirit is another reason the Cowboys remain committed to signing Romo to a long-term contract in the off-season, to make sure he retires here and why Jones believes he will lead them to a title before he is done.
“He is a battler,” Jones said. “There have been other quarterbacks where their championship success has come later in their careers. I think that is probably what is going to happen with Tony because he has all the skills and all the ability in the world to win championships. I think it will happen to him like Brett Favre and John Elway who won their championships in the twilight of their careers.