Joe Theismann blasts Tony Romo and Jerry Jones

Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann went after both Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and owner Jerry Jones today by blasting them on the radio.

“Soon or later we have to come to the realization that Tony isn’t a very good quarterback,” Theismann told Brady & Lang on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday, via the Dallas Morning News. “He throws interceptions that (make) you shake your head. If it’s all the wide receivers’ fault then maybe he should get some new wide receivers, or they need to come up with some new route combinations that guys can understand.”

After watching Romo last night, Theismann says he realizes that he’s not very good.

“What hit me last night is, Tony isn’t really that good,” Theismann said. “Just because he wears a star on his helmet — we all think that people who are Dallas Cowboys, ‘ooh they’re wonderful and ooh they’re terrific, ooh they’re the next Roger Staubach’ or whatever the heck they want to say. They’re full of bologna.

“Tony makes bad decisions with the football. And I’ll tell you something else; he missed two wide open touchdowns last night that nobody’s talking about. Forget about the five interceptions; he misses Miles Austin and Dez Bryant with easy touchdown throws, and he airmails the ball over their heads.

“You can say, ‘well, everybody has a bad game.’ Tony has too many bad games. Tony Romo is not a very good quarterback. Somebody has to say it so I just did. He should be a lot better, or the reputation he’s carried should have him play a lot better.”

Theismann didn’t stop at ripping Romo, he also went after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

“It took him five years too long to change the offensive line, which isn’t very good. It took him three years too long to change his secondary. He’ll do the same thing again. This is what happens when you’re not a football guy.

“You have to ask yourself, ‘is the owner holding back this football team with football decisions?’ And I think yes.

“I think you have a couple issues in Dallas. Number one, I think you have a team, they think they’re pretty good. They’re not. Number two, their quarterback thinks he’s pretty good. He’s really not. Number three, their owner is their general manager and he doesn’t make good decisions from a personnel standpoint.”

Theismann says Romo doesn’t get when it comes to being a quarterback.

“Tony Romo continues to do things to hurt his football team,” Theismann said. “He doesn’t understand how to play the quarterback position. Somebody had to say it, and I just said it. Tony, you have to start proving to everyone you understand football. You’re doing things that Pop Warner kids would get benched for.”

I do believe that Romo is a talented quarterback that puts up nice numbers, but is prone to making dumb mistakes that costs his team games.  So I do agree with Theismann to a degree.

But at the end of the day, I think Theismann needs to worry more about his former team than the Cowboys. Both teams do have a 2-2 record, so it’s not like the Skins are tearing apart the NFL right now.



  1. Anonymous says

    Well said Richard!!!!! Theismann should keep to weather, news or something he might can read on a screen….Cowboys and Tony don’t need any of Theismann stupid comments…As Richard said Theismann shut up and talk about something you know Traffic on the roads….

  2. Pocketrocket says

    I don’t care about the cow boys. As long as they lose then that’s one less team the Falcons have to deal with…the Dirty Birds, my home team. But, Joe is correct in his assessment. They should have kept Jimmy Johnson and fired Jerry Jones. Now, there’s some backwards logic to chew on. LOL

  3. Anonymous says

    Dallas morons know that Tony has thrown more touchdowns and less interceptions than Theismann did in his career. Oh snap, (pun intended)….

  4. Nick Gallup says

    How many super bowls have the Cowboys won under Jerry Jones? Four or five at least. Give him some credit. AndJerrydoes know football. He played at Arkansas. And what team is the most valuable NFL franchise? You got it, the Cowboys. Romo does make mistakes, but the mistakes he makes are because he wants to win and loses his patience sometimes, just like Bret Farve did. I can’t believe Theismann would trash two decent people like Romo and Jerry Jones like that. He was way off base.

  5. Anonymous says

    great point, though I am not sure about the Jerry jones thing .. Theisman
    was no where near as good a quarterback … the play calling has been the real issue lately as well as the defense

  6. Nick Gallup says

    I think you are right about Jerry’s superbowl wins. Maybe it’s only two or three. I agree with your comment about the defense and play-calling.. Tony played great against the Broncos, but made a mistake throwing into coverage where three Broncos were covering his receiver. That’s the old Brett Favre mistake. Brett had such confidence he throught he could thread the needle anywhere. Should have taken a page out of Peyton’s book and thrown to his RB faking a block and coming out of the backfield. Even though Peyton’s the greatest, you would think scoring 48 points, even against Peyton, would be enough to win. I do blame Jerry for not getting a good defensive coach in there. I still can’t believe Theismann made such an ass out of himself.

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