Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has never been short on critics who believe him to be anti-clutch and doomed to never do much of anything in the postseason--that, while talented, he’s not a true leader.
Former WWE superstar and Cowboy fan “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is, apparently, in this camp.
“My problem with Dallas is I think Tony Romo is a damn good quarterback, but he (s---) the bed at the most inopportune times,” Austin told 105.3-FM “The Fan, per the International Business Times. “So when I look for leadership, I can’t say that Tony Romo is the clear cut leader. When I look for leadership on that team I can’t say that Tony Romo is the clear-cut leader.”
For what it’s worth, Austin believes the new, heavier workload Romo will see going into the season may be a sign of growth. But like a lot of folks the “Texas Rattlesnake” is left to wonder, if Romo is going to be spending more time at Valley Ranch this offseason, was he not spending a sufficient amount of time at team headquarters in the past?
"I just read in the newspaper that he was going to spend more Peyton Manning-like time in the film room. Now this is what, six, eight years into his career (2013 will actually be Romo’s 10th NFL season),” Austin said. “He should’ve been doin' that from the get-go. So I think he's finally understanding what the game is about. He's inherently accurate, he's got a quick release, he doesn't have the strongest arm in the world but he can damn sure throw it. So he just needs to do some brain work."
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