CANTON, OH - AUGUST 6: Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Deion Sanders poses with his bust at the Enshrinement Ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
In a climate lousy with critics of Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo, Deion Sanders has emerged as one of the more vocal, quick to raise questions concerning Romo’s ability to finish games, to lead the team, etc. But he wants you to know that it’s nothing personal between he and the Cowboys’ starter.
"People think when we give opinion, we don't like the person,” Sanders said in a recent appearance on The Ben & Skin Show on ESPN Radio, via the Dallas Morning News. “We like the person. I don't dislike Tony Romo.”
Nor does Sanders think Romo is a bad quarterback, per se. Statistically, Sanders believes Romo will prove to be among the best of his era, if not all time. But, understandably, he gets nervous when Romo is driving for a win late in the game. And it’s this nervousness, we’d imagine, that fuels a good deal of the criticism.
"Tony Romo will go down in history as being one of the best statistical quarterbacks to play this game,” Sanders continued. “He will because next Tony Romo may put 400 yards, the week after that another 400, the week after than 300, maybe 200, maybe balance it out with the running game.
"But there's going to come a time when we are sitting in front of that TV at crunch time and every Cowboys fan is going to say 'please don't, please don't, please don't.' Now why do we feel that way?
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