Tony Romo has come up short in seemingly every big game for the Dallas Cowboys over the past handful of seasons. When the game is on the line, especially when it is in a crucial situation with a playoff spot at stake, you can almost set you watch by Romo’s failures. But that seems to weigh little in the mind of Romo’s head coach, Jason Garrett.
“We have a great belief of Tony Romo as our quarterback,” Garrett told 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.”
Garrett has a point. Romo played well enough in some games to get the Cowboys to the point of competing for a playoffs berth during the team’s final regular season game. He just hasn’t played nearly well enough in that contest to get them into the postseason Not even close.
Of course, as Garrett comes out and claims that Romo is a big part of the future of the Cowboys, nobody has come out and said the same thing about the head coach.
Take that for what you will, but Garrett may be in more trouble than Romo, although both have failed to live up to expectations in Dallas.