Tony Romo Will Make His Critics Eat Their Words—and Hate It

Jonathan BargerContributor IOctober 20, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys gesture before a play during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 16, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won the game 27-7.  (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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In this case, enough is enough.

Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, has received his fair share of scrutiny from multiple sources on multiple occasions. The most recent article, from one of his strongest supporters, gives a Clint Eastwood-like performance as two of his different body parts talk to each other.

In the article, he concludes that Romo will never lead the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl because he doesn't believe in himself.

If Skip Bayless would argue against himself and his own article, it would be similar to the daily rhetoric on ESPN's First Take, and Bayless would claim himself to be "unconstitutional" after reading his own article. 

But this article isn't about him and his opinion of whether Romo will or will not win a Super Bowl. Romo has the backing of one of the best owners in the NFL, Jerry Jones. You can state your opinion of Jones but look what Jerry has done between the time he purchased the Cowboys and now.  

Three Super Bowl rings, unlimited media attention and creating the wealthiest NFL franchise is nothing to scoff at. You can love him or hate him, but he doesn't care because, as long as you're talking about him, he's making money.

Back to Romo. There are plenty of mistakes that Romo has made over the course of his career.

His late-game woes against the Jets and Lions in 2011 are a big issue to point your finger at. There is no mention that, on the interception that Romo threw against the Jets late in the game, that "All I need is Football IQ" Dez Bryant failed to come back on a "come-back" route.  

There is no mention of the questionable play-calling against the Lions that had Romo continuing to air the ball out down the field, even with a 24-point lead.

This year, Romo is blamed for the five-interception fiasco on national television against the Bears. My television didn't give me a different picture. It showed the failed audible route by Dez that gave Bears cornerback Charles Tillman the easiest pick-six of his life.  

My television also showed a pass that hit Kevin Ogletree in the hands, only to pop up into the air and the waiting arms of Bears cornerback Major Wright. The fumble/interception to Lance Briggs can be blamed on Romo, but the lack of protection from every single lineman and Lawrence Vickers led to that turnover.

Romo is a lightning rod of criticism, and to say that Romo will "never" win a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys carries a level of absurdity beyond comprehension. He doesn't mind though. Keep saying it. It will be fun eating a sand-sandwich full of your words. 

It is hard for some to see the forest for the trees, but Jason Garrett has Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys on the right track to compete year in and year out.