DeMarcus Ware: Time for Tony Romo to put up or shut up

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Tony Romo deserves his new contract, but it’s time for him to back it up on the field.

“I feel like you know everybody is deserving of whatever is given to them,” Ware said, per ESPNDallas.com. “But at the end of the day, to me, it’s put up or shut up. I’m just being straight up honest with you. Get out there and be productive, and that’s with any player. Whatever they get, they’re deserving of it. You just got to get out there and play, and I know he can be and will be the quarterback who will take us to the next level.”

I thought Romo was supposed step up and lead the Cowboys to a championship years ago.  Odds are that he never leads the Cowboys to a Super Bowl.  They don’t have the leadership and he doesn’t have what it takes as a quarterback.

 

H/T Black Sports Online

 

  • Anonymous

    you’re a fucking idiot. How do you know he doesn’t have what it takes. I spent five minutes of my life reading this shit and now I’m never going to get that time back.

    • Jesus

      And then you wasted another 5 bothering to write about it.
      Real intelligent.

      • Brian

        lol

      • pawnorking

        ROFL[

  • Kirk

    I just clicked on this link from FoxSports. I don’t know who this is, but I’m glad all the writers on every site like ESPN, S.I., etc. aren’t this dumb. Come on. This is just an amateur article I’m sure. I am just glad I don’t read bs like this every day. I just hope FoxSports and other sites don’t continue putting more links to articles such as this that don’t deserve it.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you, this person is obviously an amateur. But, like the ESPN’s of the world he seems to be able to predict the future.

  • Anonymous

    I think that person was just trying to reiterate that it’s impossible to predict whether Romo can/can’t take the Cowboys to the next level, Jesus.

    • Anonymous

      Why are you talking to Jesus? Even he can’t help Romo.

  • Anonymous
  • Luminator

    The media likes attention and wants readers to click on their articles. It pays their bills.

  • Luminator

    Let’s twist Wares words to only apply to Romo. Ware is implicating everyone on the team, not just Tony.

    At the end of the day, everyone on the team has to earn their paycheck. If you read between the lines, that includes the OL, RB, WR, TE, LB, DL, DE, KR, and coach, etc..

    However, everyone wants to put the blame on Romo for getting more money for not having success in elimination games.

    Dallas is lucky to have Romo. Otherwise, they would have had six back-to-back losing seasons.

    Romo still gives the team the best chance to win despite not getting more help from the other players. Doing more with less supporting talent has been Romo’s dilemma in Dallas.

    • Anonymous

      i put the blame on Romo…the offensive,defensive line and whomever else didn’t throw those interceptions in big games…the last play of the game when your whole season was on the line…WR can’t catch it and throw it too!

      • Luminator

        Do not forget the other 52 players that did not contribute or where a no show and those that could not tackle or stop the other team from gaining 300 yards rushing or allowing three long 70 plus drives for TDs. Focusing only on the INT stats for Romo is your only recourse for a non-objective opinion.

  • Anonymous

    HA HA doing more with less? Doing less with more is more like it. Same number of playoff wins as Cle clowns.

    • Luminator

      Why is that? No defense for in Cle clowns, no OL, no running game? What is it you are trying to spit out? Say it or write it. Comparing the Clowns to the Cowboys is like apples to oranges.

  • Anonymous

    Wow it really took you 5 minutes to read two paragraphs? Maybe for stupid, should take a long look in mirror, that was a 30 second read at worst.

    • pawnorking

      ROFL

  • Anonymous

    5 minutes to realize how stupid the statements are? ( not by Ware but the last part where the writer states his opinion with nothing to back it up)

    • pawnorking

      ROFL

  • Brian

    romo is a good qb just can’t get over the hump a few more offense weapons couldn’t hurt either

  • Anonymous

    Romo puts up better stats then most quarterbacks in the league year in and year out. People who say championships are all that matter do not know what they speak of. Don’t get me wrong, rings matter, but the fact that 25 of the 32 teams in the league would snag Romo in a heartbeat should he hit free agency says something.

  • Anonymous

    If it took you 5 minutes to read this then your in bigger trouble than you know? Just sayin!

  • Anonymous

    d ware the defense and yourself needs to stop teams on third down and from scoring or you should shut up.

  • ramonster

    It took you ALL OF 5 MINUTES. What takes most everyone 30 seconds, it took you ALL OF 5 MINUTES. D

  • Ramonster

    Okay, Romo. We know it’s really you posting this comment defending yourself because nobody else will.

    • Anonymous

      I Bet you felt witty when you typed that…

  • Scott

    I don’t think Ware’s comments are quite as hostile as this reporter makes them out to be. I don’t think he is trying to put blame on Romo more than others. Ware could honestly be talking to himself too. He is pretty much a picture perfect example of Romo on the defensive side of the ball this whole time. Maybe more so. I don’t point the finger at him any more than I do at Romo.

    • Luminator

      Scott, this is a very good point. If Ware is the QB version of the defense, then critics should also blame Ware for not coming thru in the clutch. Unfortunately, most Romo critics focus the blame on Tony because it is much easier for them to express themselves.

  • Anonymous

    the team as a hole needs to step up and do there JOBS. Nef-said

  • Anonymous

    I think people bash the cowboys BECAUSE of room. he don’t deserve the same pay as peyton manning! are you for real? come on man! he is a joke. the cowboys have a lot of talent on their team, except at QB and PR. get real fans.

    • Luminator

      Sure, you can believe anything as long as you keep saying that to yourself. Without Romo, Dallas would lose more than 8 games. It is a good thing you do not get paid as a football analysis.

  • http://www.weightsystemsinc.com jaybo33j

    All you “Dallas CowGirl” diehards, suck it up. You have to play with the cards your delt. If you think this guy, “Romo”, could take another team to the BIG DANCE, then say it. I watch this guy GIVE AWAY games the “CowGirls” should have won. He can not handle the big time pressure it takes to WIN IT!! Face if people, As Long As “Romo” Is The Quarterback Of The “CowGiels”, They Will NEVER Go To The BIG DANCE!

  • pawnorking

    I believe Romo is a decent quarterback, but not a Super Bowl Quarterback. Spending the off season playing golf is not a good way to prepare for next season. Super Bowl Quarterbacks live football all year long. You got Tom Brady already preparing at USC. Drew Brees working out in CA too. Peyton Manning is studying film as I write this. Romo is probably playing golf or hanging out at home. One reason Romo has those stats is because of Jason Whitten. Whitten has bailed him out a lot of times. Romo has plenty of talent around him, but he doesn’t take advantage of it. Romo needs to be out there working out with one or two of his receivers like
    right now. Last season Whitten had to convince Romo to forget golf and prepare for the season. When you have 10 yrs in the league and a tight end has to tell the starting QB what to focus on during the off season that’s not a sign of being a leader. Romo also started using Tom Brady’s preparation methods. During the season, Brady finishes his workout before the rest of the team arrives at the facilities. First in, last out. It took Romo 10 yrs to figure that out. Come on.

    • Luminator

      Throwing passes to the TE is not the first option during the QB progression read. A QB is only supposes to throw to the TE when the WRs are covered. In some cases, there are specific plays for a TE, not usually the first option.

      If Tony is throwing to the TE, it is most likely because the WR is covered or the OL did not hold the pocket long enough to give the QB time to let the play develop.

      All that said, it implies that Tony does not have enough time to make all the reads. When I watch Brady play, it looks like he has all day to throw. Unlike Romo who is constantly extending plays because the pocket (OL) breaks down.

      No time equates to rushing the play and more likely to result in a turnover.

      • pawnorking

        That’s not my point. You can’t compare Romo to Brady when it comes to passing. Brady has one of the quickest releases of any active quarterback. That’s the difference. Defense coordinators know that. They say Brady can’t be defended because he releases the ball too quickly. Romo goes to Whitten because he’s reliable and safe even when he does have other options. My point is that Romo doesn’t practice enough to improve his game. Such as improving his release, or working out with his receivers during the off season to work on his weaknesses or improving his decision-making. Romo has treated football like a hobby, not a job. That’s why Parcells never started him for almost four years because Romo never showed the desire to be a great quarterback. Parcells once ask Romo, “so do you want to be my quarterback or play golf?” Parcells knew what it took to be a Super bowl quarterback and he knew Romo never had that motivation. He’s never shown an real leadership. If things are not going well, he sits down on the bench, puts on his baseball cap backwards and pouts instead of motivating the players. The only way to motivate Romo is too bring on a quarterback to challenge him for the starting job, but jones doesn’t want a quarterback controversy, so he continues on this useless path of simply hoping that Romo will one day will get inspired.

        • Luminator

          By the time a football player makes into the NFL, they have at least 4-10 years of organized football experience. Once in the NFL, every players plays to win a Superbowl. Why else play? So critics and fans have something to pick at? What is real anymore?

          Nobody ever plays to lose games. It is all about winning. Sometimes a team just does not have all the right pieces in place, which is what is happening in Dallas. But it is not just Romo, It is Ware too and Dez, and all the bums on the OL.

          NFL players do not play to lose, fail, and not try to win. Not sure why critics believe that Romo apparently does not take football as serious as Brady and Manning because Tony spends time playing golf or hangs out with family. Brady and Manning will probably not win another Superbowl if they do not get support from their defense or teammates either. Same odds as Romo.

          How would anyone know that Romo does not try to win? If that was the case, why does Tony bother to extend a play after the OL breaks down. Why risk an injury by taking the sack instead of running for his life. One cannot believe what the media feeds us because it is entertainment. Is that where most of the material comes from for critics? Or maybe watching the highlights from sports networks is where the source is?

          It all comes down to 53 men working together and minimizing turnovers to beat the other team. Dallas will eventually win another Superbowl with or without Romo or Ware.

          • pawnorking

            Because Romo is still getting paid to play. He’ll get cut or benched the moment he doesn’t show effort. He does enough to keep his job. However, he’s not the only quarterback in history to be average. Playing quarterback in the NFL is tough and that’s why you have to be constantly be improving. There is no off season for a Super Bowl quarterback. His critics are people they know him. Even Troy Aikman said a few years ago that Romo doesn’t know what it is to be the quarterback of the cowboys. I think Romo has learned, but I think because of his age, I just don’t think he can be a super bowl quarterback. The only way will be to surround him in both offense and defense with a lot of A+ players and great coaching. And that’s not going to happen. I agree Ware and Dez need to step up too. At the end of the day, in Dallas you are either Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman or you are Danny White. The next few years will determine where Romo will end up.

  • http://gravatar.com/johnzoul johnzoul

    Hmmm…it seems to me that the NFL is a team game. If your defense can’t make a critical stop at the end of games, how is it always Romo’s fault?

  • Luminator

    The media and critics find it easier to find Tony Romo guilty before proven innocent. Critics like to twist the facts to make other believe their lie. It’s like he said she said and everyone seeing something totally different for the same thing. Some witness are so unreliable because they miss so many the details or do not pay attention.

  • seevango2013

    Hey, just because you do not agree with the messenger you do not have to shoot him…I have seen a number of articles by Paul Jackawiecz and have always thought pretty thoughtful and well write.
    If Romo and the Cowboys have another year this year like last year you aint seen nothing yet.
    I feel Romo is a problem as he is not consistent but the bigger problem is Mr Jones…how many years and still below 500??

    • Luminator

      Paul is not a messenger, he is exploiting the Cowboys and takes advantage of any news wire headline that involves Romo.

      Ware’s opinion about how the team needs to step up, includes Tony Romo. Ware is the QB equivalent on defense and has the same level of blame for not dominating on every play.

      Ware was confused and played terrible in the last game of the season against the Skins, allowing 300 yards rushing and 3 long TD drives to the offense. Nobody, not even the media made any fuss about how Ware and defense played. Romo took all the blame because everyone remembers the last INT.

      The window is still open for Dallas and only time and talent will dictate if they reach any success. With the right pieces in place anyone can be successful and consistent.

      Wait and see.