IRVING, Texas -- After the Cowboys’ collapse against Detroit on Oct 2, Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, who was on Dallas’ last Super Bowl team, proclaimed Tony Romo as a quarterback that will not take the team to its next championship.
On Thursday Romo was asked if he was aware of Sanders’ comments.
“Every once in a while you definitely hear things that come out but that’s not something you search out,” Romo said. “Deion’s welcome to his own opinion about stuff. Deion’s Deion. He is what he is. We’re going to go out here and we’re going to play good football. This team’s going to win a Super Bowl at some point and it’s going to be exciting when that time comes. And when we look back we’ll know who was on what side of the fence during the tough moments. That’s exciting for us as competitors that we get a chance to get better and go out there and have a chance one day.”
Romo was intercepted three times in the loss to the Lions and had two returned for touchdowns. He has had costly mistakes late in both Cowboys’ defeats. He had a fumble and interception in the season-opening loss to the New York Jets.
Romo earned universal praise for his performances against San Francisco and Washington while playing with a fractured rib and punctured lung.
“I don’t understand this guy,” Sanders said on NFL Network. “Just when you want to believe in him, heroic effort, came back against San Francisco, they said punctured lung and everything. And we praised him, we said, ‘Yeah, he’s that leader, he’s their guy.’ And then you come and do this. What are you thinking? Sooner or later we’ve just got to quit guessing and assuming that this guy’s the guy to get you over the hump, and say, ‘You know what? This guy is always going to be great statistically, but he’s not that guy that can take you where you want to go. And that’s the Super Bowl.”
Romo is betting he is.