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Jimmy Johnson rooting for Dallas ... and Tony Romo

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08:00 AM ET 08.30 | Any burying of the hatchet between Jimmy Johnson and the Cowboys appears to have happened, considering Johnson's recent statement that nothing would make him happier than to see Jerry Jones' franchise win another ring. [Johnson] re-iterated he now has nothing but respect for Jones, who he said should not be blamed for their abrupt divorce. "(Jerry) doesn't deserve all the abuse," said Johnson. ... Following up on the theme, Johnson said Tony Romo "catches more undeserved abuse" than any player in the NFL. "The guy is a great quarterback," Johnson said. But he won't win acclaim until he leads the Cowboys to a Super Bowl title. "You've got to win a ring to get it done," he said. "I think Romo can get it done. I love Tony Romo."

The Dallas Morning News

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August 30, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Huh. How about that.

August 30, 2012  08:14 AM ET

Nice of Jimmy to say but the fans don't forgive JJ. I do think this will end up getting Jimmy into the Ring of Honor..soon!!!

August 30, 2012  08:16 AM ET

What does a Nascar driver have to do with football?

August 30, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What does a Nascar driver have to do with football?

i know it's early...but that's a joke, right?

August 30, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Romo has all of the physical skills to do the job but the mental toughness he has not. I've seen it time and time again where he cannot hold on through the 4th quarter. Just like in sales, you can't win it all unless you know how to close.

August 30, 2012  08:32 AM ET

One step at a time. You don't get a ring until you make the playoffs. This isn't Youth Soccer.

August 30, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Johnson appears to be taking the high road in the JJ vs JJ saga...

August 30, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Jimmy's phrase, "How bout them Cowboys???", rings kind of hollow these days.

August 30, 2012  08:50 AM ET

I guess time does heal all wounds. And most petty jealousies. Jimmy belongs on the Cowboy's Ring of Honor. The ball's in your court, JJ.

August 30, 2012  09:00 AM ET

We should blame Jimmy as much as Jerry...both of them were the reason for the "divorce".

As for Tony Romo...I have always been drinking the Romo Cool-Aid. He does get a lot of blame for things but very little credit when he leads them to wins.

People will never forget the Seahawks playoff game, nor the late losses to the Jets and Lions last year.

But games like the 49er game last season always fall on deaf ears.

The team failing in recent years is not on Romo...until we fix that D (hopefully it has this year), they will be an 8-8 team. If that Pass D ends up being as billed this year, we could make some noise with this squad.

Once again, who are you going to guard?? Austin, Bryant or Witten?? How about Murray too?

August 30, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Next Wednesday can't get here soon enough...

August 30, 2012  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Once again, who are you going to guard?? Austin, Bryant or Witten?? How about Murray too?

And the question comes down to...who will make it onto the field of that group and stay healthy????

August 30, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Next Wednesday can't get here soon enough...

Hey O! Before last night ever hear of Lance Dunbar?

August 30, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hey O! Before last night ever hear of Lance Dunbar?

Actually... I knew he went to N.Texas.

I also know he won't be on the 53...

August 30, 2012  09:46 AM ET

"You've got to win a ring to get it done," he said.

Tony Romo is not a great QB until he consistently proves it on the field.

August 30, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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And the question comes down to...who will make it onto the field of that group and stay healthy????

EXACTLY! The Cowboys need their own MASH unit right now just to keep their players on the field.

August 30, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Are you sure this wasn't an article from The Onion?

August 30, 2012  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Next Wednesday can't get here soon enough...

And ya know I'm waitin........Wonder will you Boys fans will be Chanting Tony Romo or Tony NoMo. Man I just couldn't help myself. You know I see that smile of JJ......hence, that never goes away, its one for the ages.

August 30, 2012  10:32 AM ET

If they cut Romo today he would have twenty five offers to start before breakfast tomorrow. As well as making more money. But the best part would be hearing a bunch of you guys scrambling to climb on his bandwagon when he walked into your locker room.

 
August 30, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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The team failing in recent years is not on Romo...

Yeah. And he showed some toughness last year playing through injuries. But, he doesn't have a championship team around him, and we always seem to talk about that "window" closing.

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