Jerry Jones: It’s on me that Romo never made a Super Bowl

Posted: 08/08/2017 in NFL, Sports
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Tony Romo enjoyed a very successful career with the Dallas Cowboys but was never able to lead “America’s Team” to the Super Bowl during his tenure.

While many point toward the prolific quarterback for the team’s struggles, owner Jerry Jones placed the blame elsewhere Thursday evening.

“That one’s on me,” Jones said during the broadcast of the annual Hall of Fame Game, per Will Brinson of CBS Sports. “I should have had a better supporting cast around him.”

Romo qualified for the playoffs four times with the Cowboys, most recently in 2014 when they topped the Detroit Lions in the opening round. That set up a date with the Green Bay Packers and a trip to the NFC Championship Game on the line.

With the Cowboys trailing the home team by five late in the final quarter, Romo completed an incredible pass to Dez Bryant on fourth-and-2 to set Dallas up on the 1-yard line. Upon video review, the officials ruled Bryant did not catch the ball, turning it over to the Packers on downs and effectively ending the game.

After missing the start of the 2016 season due to injury, Romo was supplanted in the starting lineup by Dak Prescott and opted to retire at season’s end to join CBS Sports as a broadcaster.

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