Nov 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) talks with head coach Jason Garrett during a time out against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game on Thanksgiving at AT

Cowboys’ Tony Romo was unaware Jason Garrett singled him out, tension

After the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in glorious fashion, giving up a 23-point lead, there was a lot of finger pointing. After the game it seemed like head coach Jason Garrett threw quarterback Tony Romo under the bus.

From Bryan Broaddus of the team’s official website:

From ESPN Dallas:

“The idea was to run the ball and make them use the clock,” Garrett said of the Cowboys’ fourth-quarter strategy. “Run it, and then if we have to throw it, throw high percentage passes to keep the clock going and make them use their timeouts.

“Tony threw a pass on what we call a smoke — or a flash — that we have accompanying runs if he gets a bad look. That’s what happened on the interception. It was a run call that he threw the ball on.”

Apparently those comments didn’t immediately make their way to Romo. ESPN’s Ed Werder has reported that there is tension between the two since Romo found out.

If the tension becomes a Washington Redskins like struggle, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could be forced to make a tough decision backing one or the other and parting ways with the loser. The seemingly obvious choice would be to fire head coach Jason Garrett, especially if their end of season slump continues and they miss the playoffs.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo

  • Earl Robertson

    Lol that was a good one head coach jerry jones!!!

    • JoeDaBeast

      For some reason, as funny as it was, I think it was accidental, especially then using Head Coach Jason Garrett in the same sentence.

  • SmartThinking

    Romo was unaware? Kinda sounds like his entire season so far. As for Garrett singling Romo out for his poor decisions and lackluster play, Garrett should have done it a long time ago.

  • Brian Hoke

    Anyone thinking Romo is the problem at Dallas doesn’t pay attention or does not know a thing about football. The problem is there is no leadership, accountability, or discipline. If Jones goes out and gets Gruden or Cowher the Cowboys will win 10-13 a season and will be a threat every year to win it all with the talent they have.