As we mentioned earlier today, Tony Romo was met with a wave of boos from the home crowd after his third interception on Sunday, a second quarter pick grabbed and taken to the end zone for a touchdown by Giants’ defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul. Romo took the boo birds’ presence in Arlington in stride, leading a Cowboys comeback through the second and third quarters and saying later that he would’ve booed the Cowboys, too.
All this said, Romo didn’t even get the worst of the boos. Those were reserved for owner and general manager Jerry Jones, who appeared on the big screen at JerryWorld in the first half to deliver a message about the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of Jerry’s presence on the screen seemed unimportant to the Cowboys Stadium faithful, however, as they took his image as a cue to give Jones a piece of their collective mind.
“I know that our fans didn’t connect that sensitivity at all,” Jones said of the awkward timing of the boos, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I know they didn’t. And I share their frustration and understand how it’s directed to me. I just understand that.
“I was disappointed that we were playing like that. I didn’t anticipate us coming in here and playing like that. I thought we had a great chance to beat this team. But we can’t expect to play like the reason that I was getting booed and have an opportunity to come back at the end of the game and win it, although we almost did.”
North Texas has always had a love-hate relationship with Jones; the man brought three Super Bowls to Dallas in his first six years of owning the team, after all. On the other hand, he was the man who summarily canned Tom Landry--widely viewed as a Demigod around these parts--after buying the Cowboys. Considering, Jones wasn’t wholly shocked to find the ire of the fans aimed directly at his owners’ suite on Sunday.
“There’s never been a honeymoon for me here in Dallas,” Jones said.
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