The young receiving corps of the Dallas Cowboys drew its fair share of criticism following the team’s 18-16 victory over the Washington Redskins last Monday night, a game in which, at many times, it looked as though the Miles Austin-less group was completely lost.
But Romo is standing by his receivers. The Pro Bowl quarterback told reporters recently that he still has faith in the young receivers, and that their mistakes against Washington were more forgivable than they might have appeared.
"In their defense, sometimes they switch positions,'' Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "They're not playing the Z or the X. Then all of a sudden your top two guys are out and they have to shuffle them around a little.
"It's not always cut and dried. Someone else who has been playing has a hammy and you have to go there, and now that formation you haven't heard in awhile, are you inside on the bunch or outside? It's not as simple as it sounds.''
Like Jerry Jones earlier in the week, Romo remains committed to the group of receivers already in the locker room--Kevin Ogletree in particular.
"They're doing a good job,'' Romo said. "They're working their butts off.
"Kevin is committed to being good at his craft. I think that will show here going forward.''
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