Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sat down with NFL Network's Michael Irvin this morning, in anticipation of the 1pm EST tilt against rival Washington. Quiet as kept, Romo has now thrown for 16 touchdowns against only seven interceptions on the season. The televised interview wasted no time in getting down to the core of the overall argument made against Romo; nice stats, but can he win.
Irvin: "You're setting a lot of records, with the Cowboys. You're setting NFL records... what does this mean to you?"
Romo: "It's about winning. It's about winning and losing, and my positions judged by that. Thats really what it comes down to so... they really don't hold [a] huge place in that regard. I mena obviously the better stats you have, usually your team is playing better so that's a good sign."
Romo also spoke to the fact that he had forgotten how great it feels to play without the protective vest and the numbing shots he has taken every game since a Week 2 rib injury suffered at the hand of the 8-1 San Francisco 49ers. Romo returned after halftime to lead a great comeback victory; the lone blemish on the Niners record.
Romo also addressed the infamous criticism lobbied at him by another NFL Network analyst, Hall Of Famer Deion Sanders. After the come-from-ahead loss to the Detroit Lions, Sanders blasted Romo saying that he could never lead a team to a championship.
Romo: "Deion never played quarterback in the National Football League, so his comments are based off the other side of the ball. If you play my position and criticism can really affect you and hurt you and make you play differently, then you're only gonna be around for so long anyway. The whole objective is to keep getting better. Keep finding ways to improve, and if your talented enough and good enough, you will lead your team to the Super Bowl. That will happen around here, it will."
Swagger and confidence. Those are important as well.