Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been used as the example of “not clutch” in many NFL discussions. People point to that botched play in the play-offs against the Seattle Seahawks. More recently they point to that late game interception he threw against the Denver Broncos handing them the game.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked on a local radio station a hypothetical question. How would he feel if Romo and the Cowboys got the ball with two minutes remaining and trailing by four points Sunday in Philadelphia?
“I’m expecting to win it,” Jones said on KRLD-FM, via ESPN Dallas. “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.”
Jones also compared Romo to John Elway after the loss to Denver, claiming all will be forgiven and forgotten when he wins a Super Bowl.
He hasn’t come close yet, he hasn’t even reached a conference championship game. John Elway at least lost three Super Bowls before getting the monkey off his back late in his career.
For the record, Romo has 18 fourth-quarter comebacks. That mark ranks sixth best in the NFL among active quarterbacks. Another interesting fact? Romo’s fourth-quarter passer rating of 101.9 is the best in NFL history.