As we didn’t expect Jason Garrett to just toss two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo under the bus following Sunday night’s collapse/season-opening loss, the head coach’s vote of confidence in the quarterback this week was pretty predictable. Garrett still believes in his quarterback, and he wasn’t afraid to point out that, aside from those crucial couple of mistakes late, Romo had a pretty nice game.
“Certainly, the quarterback is the most scrutinized position on the field and Tony did a lot of great things throughout that ball game last night, really played very, very well and then made a couple of critical mistakes,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “He’s a guy who has had a lot of success as our quarterback. He’s a guy that’s helped us get a lot of leads in the fourth quarter throughout his career. He’s done a great job keeping some of those leads or most or the large majority of those leads throughout his career.
“Sometimes it goes the other way. He’s not the only quarterback this happens to. A lot of great quarterbacks who have played in this organization and played throughout the league have had similar things happen to them late in ball games. And hopefully Tony will learn from this experience. There’s no question in my mind he will learn from this experience.”
Garrett admits that Romo must strike a balance between being a playmaker and a game manager, but according to the first-year head coach, this doesn’t exactly make Romo peculiar as an NFL quarterback.
“I think that’s probably 32 quarterbacks in the NFL,” Garrett said. “That’s an ongoing battle for everybody to continue to understand how aggressive you need to be, understanding game situations, understanding decision making. That’s an ongoing process for guys throughout their career. I think the better players get the more aggressive they tend to be. I think if you look back to the great quarterbacks to have played in this league, they all had an aggressive spirit to them.”
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