Stephen Jones: Tony Romo 'never doubted' by Cowboys

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.

The Dallas Cowboys are 6-6 and find themselves in the middle of a dogfight for the NFC East. A postseason appearance would quell a sense of anxiety inside the organization, but if the team fails to get in, change in Dallas appears imminent.

Unless you're Tony Romo, whose uneven season hasn't shaken the confidence of team brass.

"I know everybody was critical and Tony was critical of himself," Cowboys vice-president Stephen Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He wants to do better and not have those turnovers. It's not a good recipe for winning, but we have never doubted -- not Jerry (Jones) or myself have ever doubted -- Tony Romo. There has been no one in the organization at the ownership level that has doubted Tony Romo even in games where we have struggled."

Romo's play has improved in recent weeks. After opening the year with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions, Romo went on a spree of 10 scoring passes with just two picks. He's been saddled by a terrible ground game and spotty early-season play from his wideouts. The offensive line too often plays the role of a gaping doorway.

The idea of blaming the world's problems on Romo is no longer in vogue. More importantly, the men at the top of the Cowboys organization have stated repeatedly that Romo isn't the issue. Fingers will be pointed elsewhere, and if Dallas misses the playoffs again, it will likely be the coach -- not the quarterback -- who takes the fall.