Cowboys’ Romo Has Support of Jerry Jones, Phillips

From: Dallas Morning News

The support for quarterback Tony Romo is everywhere, but is it justified for a quarterback who enters the off-season with a 27-12 mark as a full-time starter with no playoff wins? Jerry Jones and Wade Phillips think so. During the last four weeks of the season, Romo had more turnovers – nine – than touchdown passes – five. Even so, Phillips said he believes Romo is an elite quarterback despite his 5-8 record in December. “Certainly some things happen with him that don’t happen with other quarterbacks,” Phillips said. “But we’ve got to rein it in in some areas.

I see too many good things, too many great things that he does that other people can’t do. “I think he can be an elite quarterback and a Pro Bowl quarterback and a top player.” Jones said he can’t finger why the team, especially Romo, struggles down the stretch. But other top quarterbacks have endured similar problems. New Orleans’ Drew Brees didn’t have a winning record in the last month of the season until 2004 – his fourth year in the league, when he was still with San Diego. Eli Manning of the New York Giants went 1-4 in his rookie year of 2004.


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