Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes to hear himself talk. Much of what he talks is a bit outlandish, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shock that he believes quarterback Tony Romo is the ‘best in the business in the fourth quarter’. But he may have a point.
Per the Star Telegram:
“I hadn’t booked it, but we had ‘em against Denver. And we’ve got a quarterback that’s the best in the business in the fourth quarter. He’s the best. He can make it happen when it’s not there. Other than being ahead with the ball, there’s no one I’d rather have at this time than to have Romo trying to get us down the field in a short period of time.”
From a career standpoint, Romo’s quarterback rating is the highest in the fourth quarter at 104.1, where he’s tossed 31 career touchdowns in comparison to 13 interceptions. Granted, he hasn’t played as long as fellow quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, but Brees (who has a career 87.4 rating in the 4th) and Manning (89.3 in the 4th) are a considerable distance behind Romo.
Like many quarterbacks before him, Romo has made some incredibly costly decisions late which have haunted him and added to a ‘choking’ reputation, but the numbers back Jones up.