Tony Romo backs Cowboys offensive line

IRVING, Texas -- With the Cowboys’ offensive line under scrutiny and offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Callahan not sugarcoating the performance of the unit through three games, Tony Romo put on his promoter’s hat Friday.

“I just think they’re continuing to get better every week they play,” Romo said. “You’re always going to have things you want to do better from a football game in general, but they’re working hard and have had a great week of practice.”

How confident is Romo?

“Give me a scale, 1 to 10?” he said.


“Let’s go with a 10,” Romo said. “I feel very confident.”

Romo has been sacked seven times so far and he was hit too often last week against Tampa Bay. He was sacked a career-high 36 times last year and has suffered rib, hand, collarbone and finger injuries in three of the last four years that have cost him games or limited him in games to a degree.

“You just go out and play,” Romo said. “At the end of the day, I have to control what I control. If someone gets beat, it’s my job to help them out every once in a while and do that. You don’t want to make a living at that just because at some point that’s going to catch you, but at the same time, it’s part of my job to do that. And they’re going to make me look better on other plays. It’s just everybody helping everybody.”