Tony Romo's title quest never stops

IRVING, Texas -- With 100 NFL starts, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is still one of the more scrutinized players in the league.

Maybe when Romo wins a championship, the criticism will curtail in someways.

"Once again (you) know ultimately you are going to be defined by wins and championships," Romo said Thursday. "You know that and that's what it's going to come down to. That's what your goals are."

Stephen Jones, the Cowboys' executive vice president, compared Romo to LeBron James in terms of once he won his first NBA championship, the criticism stopped.

Stephen Jones' father, Jerry Jones, agrees.

"Yes. I think that at least all precedence I’ve seen," Jerry Jones said. "There was a lot more criticism before (certain quarterbacks) won a Super Bowl than when after they won one. That’s always been the precedent."

Romo, who is 59-41 in the regular season, is one of the NFL's more productive quarterbacks. He's thrown a touchdown pass in a team-record 20 consecutive games, which also is the second-longest streak in the league.

But winning a Super Bowl is at the top of the list of what needs to be accomplished.

"I had certainly thought when I made that (financial) commitment to Tony, I thought he gave us our best chance to have the best success as to any other alternative that we have," Jones said.