Nov 18, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) on the bench during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Browns 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys' DT says if Tony Romo goes down, so does the team

Well Kyle Orton, apparently, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is no fan of your ability to lead the Dallas Cowboys to victory as the defensive tackle said today that if quarterback Tony Romo goes down, so does the team.

Hatcher held no punches in his interview with USA Today Sports, though, didn’t really say anything that people weren’t thinking:

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher saw Tony Romo crumple to the turf Sunday night after being sandwiched between two New York Giants defensive ends and couldn’t help but think the worst.

“I was mad. We’ve got to do a better job of blocking for him,” Hatcher said. “We need that guy. He’s a great quarterback, and if he goes down, the team is going to go down.”

Quarterbacks aren’t only protected on the field, but in the media as well, so it’s a bit odd to see somebody suggest that the backup quarterback couldn’t get the job done if the starter was to go down with injury, but I doubt anybody would really disagree with Hatcher’s comment, un-politically correct as it might be perceived.

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  • Juanito Juanito

    he is not lying