IRVING, Texas -- It is at times like these that those who believe Tony Romo has never delivered and will never deliver for the Dallas Cowboys, be it fans, media, players or former players, simply say, “I told you so.”
It’s at times like these that Jason Garrett and Romo’s teammates express belief in the quarterback.
“I think he’s going to bounce back well,” Garrett said Monday after Romo’s two fourth-quarter interceptions led to the Cowboys’ loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The Cowboys have no choice but to believe in Romo. If they win the last two games against the Washington Redskins on Sunday and the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 29, then the Cowboys win the NFC East and will return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
Garrett has acknowledged he should have handled the game situation better and Romo said after the defeat he should have stuck with the run on a second-down call that led to his first interception.
“I think it’s as simple as saying, ‘When I’ve been successful in these situations what have I done? What have we done?’” Garrett said. “And when things haven’t gone well, ‘What have I done and what have we done?’ I think it’s as simple as that and do the things that you do when you win the game and don’t do the things you do when you lose the game.”
Romo has won a lot of games for the Cowboys, too. He has 19 come-from-behind wins in the fourth quarter or overtime. He has one this year (versus the Minnesota Vikings) and had five in 2012.
“Tony’s played very well at the end of a lot of games,” Garrett said. “I think that’s well documented. I think people are starting to recognize that. Sometimes he and we haven’t played well at the end of games. We have to find a way to do it on a more consistent basis.”