Romo threw three touchdown passes and three interceptions — including back-to-back pick sixes — as the Cowboys’ 24-point lead went poof in the second half. Said Lions Coach Jim Schwartz: “I’m glad the third best wide receiver on the Cowboys is on our team.” Oof.
There was a quick, snippy little exchange between Romo and Jones on the sideline (you can watch it here), but Jones wasn’t doubting Romo, saying (via ESPN Dallas): “However we go, we go with Tony. As Tony goes, we’ll go.”
The Cowboys’ collapse — they led 27-3 with 12 minutes, 23 seconds left in the third quarter — was the biggest in team history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau (via the Star-Telegram). Previously, their worst collapse was a 21-point deflation against the Washington Redskins on Nov. 28, 1965. (The Redskins won, 34-31.) The Cowboys head now into their bye at 2-2.
“There’s no issue about faith in Romo in any place in this organization, period. Any place. There’s no issue regarding Tony,” Jones said. “I had all the confidence in the world on the last drive that he gives us the best chance to go down and score a touchdown. Didn’t get it done, but we have a lot of faith in Romo.”