Jerry Jones on Tony Romo being disliked: He is relevant

October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during second half action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Forbes released a listed of most hated athletes, some of the players on the list weren’t all that surprising. Manti Te’o was high on the list but and that came as a bit of a shock. The fake girlfriend scandal really created a lot of anti-Te’o sentiments. Another player on the list is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says it is better to be disliked and relevant, than irrelevant.

“I think you got to be relevant and I think he’s very relevant,” Jones said Tuesday morning on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. “The people of football, when they watch him play, they watch his release, they see how savvy he can be. Then he’s very relevant and when that relevancy does not fit each of our idea of ‘Boy what he ought be doing where he ought be as a success.’ It’s about expectations, all of that comes to play. I don’t think Tony from the standpoint of personality, I don’t think Tony in any way is something inordinate enough to degrade on people. I just think it’s a question of he’s a guy who goes out here, he’s going to try to keep the play alive.”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, Tony Romo

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  • SmartThinking

    Those Best and Worst lists almost invariably contain the same names. As if being quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys isn’t polarizing enough, now we’ve got to hear how Romo is officially hated because he made some irrelevant list. The best thing Romo can do at this stage of the season is smile, throw as many touchdowns as is humanly possible and watch those ignorant “journalists” bite their tongues when Dallas goes to the divisional playoffs.

  • ctcowboy1968

    This is stupid. Romo haters and anti Cowboy sediment. Same BS as not rating Tony in the top 100 players. Tony is a nice guy and is a top 10 QB. How could he not be in the top 100 and what’s to hate? You can’t tell me that the players hate him. So who cares what the media and fans think about an individual player.

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