DALLAS – With his team’s 2014 season opening game against San Francisco just days away, Cowboys QB Tony Romo told reporters that he takes “full responsibility for all of the unfortunate mistakes and poorly timed miscues” that he will be making against the 49ers swarming defense, and vowed to improve upon his disappointing future outing during a press conference inside Cowboys team headquarters earlier today.
“Obviously, I feel bad for the turnovers and other negative plays that will be occurring on Sunday,” a somber Romo told reporters. “And I’m willing to admit that it’s 100% my bad. Costly turnovers are simply not acceptable, so I deeply regret the ones that I’ll be committing this weekend. I know I’m capable of playing better than I will be playing against the 49ers.”
Despite Romo’s poor performance-to-be, team owner Jerry Jones maintained the embattled QB still has his full support.
“No, I haven’t lost any confidence in Tony,” Jones said. “I’ve stood by him through numerous gameday mishaps in the past, and I’ll continue to do so after Sunday’s struggles as well. I firmly believe that Tony Romo’s best days still lie ahead of him, despite the rough outing he’s apparently going to have against San Francisco.”
Romo stated that his willingness to shoulder the blame for the impending loss demonstrates his strength of leadership.
“I’m not going to sit here and point fingers at my teammates and say, ‘we’re going to lose because of that guy, or that guy,’” Romo concluded. “The bottom line is, it’s my responsibility to lead the team to victory, and I just won’t be getting the job come Sunday. I simply have to do a better job of protecting the ball and performing in the clutch than the way in which I’m not going to be doing those things this weekend.“