Posted January 02, 2013

Cowboys coach: Tony Romo ‘a big part’ of our future

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Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says Tony Romo is the future of the team. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says Tony Romo is the future of the team. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, but head coach Jason Garrett believes the team does not need to make a change at quarterback.

Garrett says Tony Romo is the future of the team. Romo is under contract with the Cowboys for 2013 for $11.5 million and Romo requested that all talks about a long-term deal be shelved until after the season.

“We have a great belief of Tony Romo as our quarterback,” Garrett said to the Dallas Morning News. “Tony has won a lot of big games for us, too, to get us to the point where we can play for the division in Week 17 in consecutive years. We all know that we want to take the next step, and Tony is going to be a big part of that going forward. You have to understand the whole body of work. You have to understand that winning is how we get evaluated. He’s done a lot of great things for this franchise. We’re excited about him being our quarterback.”

Romo, 32, passed for 4,903 yards with 28 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, including three in the Cowboys’ 28-18 loss to the Washington Redskins that knocked them out contention for the NFC’s final playoff berth.


18 comments
bigtexan
bigtexan

if the cowboys insist on continueing with romo they can forget ever going to play offs. some guys choke under pressure and tony one of them. i also really q1uestion the coaching staff. bring back jimmy johnson and send jerry jones on a long vacation.

thanksgb43
thanksgb43

I think I can speak for all of the NFC East by saying we are very excited and hope Tony will continue to throw interceptions for many years. If I where Tony I might start thinking about my golf game

Selanne
Selanne

I agree with Garrett. Romo deserves another shot. It's not like Romo's career stats are bade. The guy has won almost 60% of his games and actually has a good TD to INT ratio. The Cowboys have a talented group that will gel next year.

 

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g3day
g3day

Give up (2) 1st rd draft choices and trade for Cousins.

 

fmfrijoles
fmfrijoles

THey should trade him while he has some high pick value.........Romo is a pretty face and I commend his ability to climb the ranks despite not being drafted, but his ceiling has been reached. He does not have that Switch that flips on when it is clutch time like Manning, Brady, etc......

 

If the Cowboys are smart....they should rebuild their OL & DL to go along with a new QB.

DanHickman
DanHickman

When a team has a below average general manager, they'll be at best a mediocre team.

j7apple
j7apple

How many teams would take a 5k passing yards 30 touchdown QB ?  Romo should not "t have to "win" every game himself...

 

Trust me..Dallas has a good thing in Romo, just needs more help

bigtexan
bigtexan

 @j7apple why not he loses them himself. he throws the interceptions

asrbar
asrbar

The only good news an Eagles fan could hear!!!

MichaelRussing
MichaelRussing

Too funny.  A coach that should be fired takes up for a QB that should be traded.  Yep, they are a perfect match.

MikeSholars
MikeSholars

If the Dallas Cowboys leadership does not clearly see that Tony Romo is not a Championship quarterback after seven seasons, then all hope is lost. Gaudy statistics do not produce Championships, however preforming in crunch-time at the end of the season and in the play-offs does. 

 

Tony Romo is 1-6 under such conditions, and everyone from the water boy-teammates-Jerry Jones has been blamed. But the fact of the matter is much much more simple. None of these people are on the field choking and throwing the ball (thus game) directly into the opposing teams' hands, Tony Romo did and will continue to do in crunch-time as he has done his entire life. 

 

To add insult to injury (no pun intended RGIII), he was just flat out played at all phases of the game by a one-legged rookie from Texas in-front of the entire football universe. A rookie the Dallas Cowboys will face twice a year, whom has a great coach (Mike Shanahan) who will assure he continues to improve each year. 

 

With Tony Romo in the Dallas Cowboys future, there is no Championship future.

 

Look no further than the Washington Redskins second string Rookie Kirk Cousins for a better option than Tony Romo. One of several QBs the Cowboys could already have on roster if they would only face reality.

 

2013 indeed !

 

DavidA.Burns
DavidA.Burns

Yes, Romo is talented, and much of the problems they had this year is the result of a poor O line, but something isn't working.  It's a poor class for qb's this year, but I think they need to look at alternatives.  Maybe there aren't any right now, but I don't think Romo is the long-term solution.  Garrett probably isn't either, but it's not like the owner is going anywhere any time soon.

WPagdon1962
WPagdon1962

1-5 Against 2012 Playoff Teams means they won 1 Big Game in 2012. They lost 5 Big Games in 2012. As this has been the case for many years, it should start to be worrisome, then alarming, then reality. They are not "Winners ". Comebacks against other "Losers" is nothing to boast about.

MarcusMims
MarcusMims

tony romo is a great quarterback 6 comebacks wins  in 2012 is impressive  

Alien509
Alien509

 @MarcusMims

 Lol, really? Could you please tell me the teams they played on this so called "impressive comebacks"? Enuff said.

bigtexan
bigtexan

 @Alien509  @MarcusMims yeah name the six comeback wins. tom brady the manning brothers ect. those are great quarterbacks. romo is a good backup at best.