POSTED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 3:52pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 5:49pm
Following his 5 interceptions in a loss to Chicago Monday night, Tony Romo was put on blast by NFL great Joe Theismann on Wednesday.
“Sooner or later we have to come to the realization Tony isn’t a very good quarterback,” Theismann told a radio show.
Romo tied his career high with five interceptions in Monday’s loss to Chicago.
"What hit me (Monday 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."
Romo is tied for the most turnovers (10) this season but has the 4th highest passer rating in NFL history.
Theismann was also critical of the Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
"It took him five years too long to change the offensive line, which isn't very good,” Theismann said. “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. No. 1, I think you have a team, they think they're pretty good. They're not. No. 2, their quarterback thinks he's pretty good. He's really not. No. 3, their owner is their general manager and he doesn't make good decisions from a personnel standpoint."
The Cowboys have a bye on Sunday. They will play at Baltimore Oct. 14th.