Tony Romo fires back at Tony Dungy

The Dallas Cowboys love it when former Colts coach Tony Dungy calls them out on NBC. They've responded well to Dungy's barbs in the past, and now he's criticized quarterback Tony Romo's leadership skills.

After Romo threw three interceptions against the Titans on Sunday, Dungy said, "Part of being a leader at the quarterback position is protecting the football. You've got to do that to be a great quarterback."

Romo agreed with that statement, but he took issue with Dungy's questioning of his leadership skills and invited him to stop by Valley Ranch.

"I'd invite him, same as Rex Ryan did," said Romo on Thursday per ESPNDallas.com. "He can come along if he wants to see. He can see it anytime you're out here. That's just part of it. If you'd ask any of my coaches you'd probably get a different answer. If Tony Dungy was in here, it'd be the same way."

Backup quarterback Jon Kitna told me Wednesday that he's surprised that Romo's taking as much heat as he is.

"It's a tough thing when a quarterback's playing lights out and the team's 1-3," said Kitna. "I don't now how anyone's laying all this at his feet."