The Dallas Cowboys greatest former quarterbacks have always publicly supported current quarterback Tony Romo. Roger Staubach, in particular, has been one of Tony Romo’s strongest supporters.
Following the loss to the Denver Broncos, Romo has been the subject of a lot if ire. He threw for 506 yards and 5 touchdowns, but that one interception that cost them the game has been what everyone points to as ‘typical Romo.’
Staubach doesn’t understand it.
“He played one of the most sensational games I’ve ever seen,” Staubach said, via the Dallas Morning News. “It makes no sense. Those people who blame him, I don’t know, they ought to take a look at their lives.
“I’ve been a quarterback and I know this guy is playing great football. Seeing critics blame these tough losses, especially this game, on him sends a message to me that some people will never cut him a break. I can’t believe it.
“I mean, there were 48 points created by the offense against a good team. The defense gave up 51 points. It makes no sense. This was one of the greatest performances by a quarterback in Cowboys history.”
In case you were curious, it is not just the gaudy numbers that has formed Staubach’s opinion.
“I’ve watched him play and know what he does out there,” Staubach said. “As a former quarterback, I can tell you we’re lucky to have him. He’s an outstanding NFL quarterback.
“It’s not just the statistics. His instincts are really good.”
Staubach hasn’t had any success convincing anyone though.