Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has an 11-15 record in the month of December. Currently, the Cowboys sit atop the NFC East with a 7-5 record and are looking to get a playoff spot. Doing so would probably require about a 3-1 finish to the season, better than his average.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones pointed out the obvious on Tuesday morning on his radio show on KRLD-FM. Jones said Romo needs to play better.
“I think it’s real and I don’t mean to be trite,” Jones said, via ESPN Dallas. “You can probably tie that [into] why we have had disappointments in December. It’s hard to build up in this time of the NFL. It’s hard to build up enough edge to play at that level during December, so you better be moving or having your arrow going up rather than going down.”
“We can’t expect to be where we all want to be unless we play better than we’ve certainly played the last two years,” Jones said. “And we’ve had a Tony Romo playing well, really the last two years and haven’t gotten there.
“I’ve often said it is one of the biggest disappointments of my entire time to have Romo as quarterback and not be in better shape for the playoffs as we looked to his career. We need to change that. That was our goal this year, that should have been our goal this year and we’ve had some setbacks to some injuries and every other team does too. And we got a chance to do something about it this year.”