Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thought quarterback Tony Romo played one of the best games I've ever seen him play against the Jets on Sunday night, despite two turnovers that ultimately doomed the Cowboys' chances to win.
Romo fumbled away the ball on the Jets three yard line and threw a crucial interception to Darrelle Revis that enabled the Jets to comeback from a 24-10 fourth-quarter deficit. The Jets won the game, 27-24.
After the game, Romo put the blame squarely on his own shoulders.
It's just disappointing and frustrating right now because we win that football game if I don't do what I did, Romo told reporters at his locker. It's hard to swallow just knowing that we lost this game because of me [Sunday night].
But Jones -- not exactly known for his patience with coaches or players -- actually thought that Romo played one of his best games as a Cowboy.
This may draw a little criticism, but I thought Tony played one of the best games I've ever seen him play, Jones said Tuesday on KRLD-FM, the team's flagship station. You can make a big case that the way he played for three quarters was how we got there at the end and looked like for sure we were going to get the win. But he played outstanding.
Romo received a lot of heat from the media for his struggles late in the game against the Jets. Questions whether Romo can ever win a big game inevitably arose, but Jones thinks despite Romo's past failures that he's ultimately the right man to lead the Cowboys.
He's a winner, said Jones. We are going to rise and fall based on what Tony Romo's about over the next several years, and I'm excited about that. We've got someone here that can, if we can get some other things together, we can have a team that gets us in position to have a shot.