Jerry Jones remains steadfast in support of Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys coughed up a second-half lead in the opener to the New York Jets and they were even worse in gagging away a loss at home Sunday to the Detroit Lions – a game they led 27-3 at one point.

Quarterback Tony Romo not only threw three touchdowns in the second half, but two of them were returned for touchdowns as the Cowboys choked away what looked to be insurmountable lead.

That has not shaken the organization’s commitment to Romo, who has been playing with a cracked rib.

"There's no issue about faith in Romo at any place in this organization, period, any place," owner Jerry Jones said, according to the Dallas Morning News. "There's no issue regarding Tony. I had all the confidence in the world in him on the last drive. He has the ability and gives us the best chance to go down and score a touchdown. We didn't get it done, but we have a lot of faith in Romo.

"If you're going to try to make the plays, then you got a chance to have some bad plays. But however we go, we'll go with Tony. As Tony goes, we'll go."

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