|Win or lose, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo ultimately holds himself "extremely accountable and responsible, no matter what happens. That's part of playing the position." (US Presswire)|
No position in football gets more credit or blame for a team's success than the quarterback. Not only does Cowboys QB Tony Romo know that for a fact, but he also understands that he feels it more as the quarterback of America's Team than perhaps other peers at his position.
So after a game in which he threw four interceptions and his team came up short to the division rival New York Giants this past Sunday, Romo knows the finger will be pointed his direction. But like he's done several times before, Romo said he's learned how to handle it, and believes that his harshest critic is actually himself.
“No matter what anyone says, it eats at you,” Romo said about close losses. “But no one thinks about the game or grinds over plays more than me. In a lot of ways, that's the thing that's hard because just how much it consumes your thoughts and your mental thoughts throughout the day after football games. And that's even when you win sometimes -- the negative stuff that happens.”
Romo leads the NFL with 13 interceptions and, while he knows that number is too high to be successful, he also said having great stats with lots of touchdowns and a high quarterback rating doesn't always tell the story as well.
“I just think, no matter if you're playing quarterback in the National Football League, you're judged off wins and losses, period,” Romo said. “I know after a game that we lose, I'm always holding myself extremely accountable and responsible, no matter what happens. That's part of playing the position.”