Tony Romo was benched Monday night after throwing five interceptions for only the second time in his career.
But Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who previously has been trying to work out a contract extension with Romo, has faith in his passer.
“I like where we are with Romo at quarterback,” Jones said, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “No one learns more from his experiences than Tony. This time last year with Detroit in the fourth game, point noted. He came back and never played better. I think the Detroit game had something to do with that. If we can get the same kind of response he had last year when he had a downer. If he can come back and do that we will be fine.”
The Cowboys will need to bounce back quickly. They are 2-2 and can’t afford to dig themselves a hole in the NFC East where it can be tough to make up ground come late November. Jones pointed to the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants struggling early last season. That doesn’t make what his team is going through any easier to snap out of, though, following a 34-18 home loss to the Chicago Bears.
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