Found October 19, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
PLAYERS: Tony Romo
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys

During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan  in Dallas,  Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked to give a prediction on Sunday’s game against the Eagles if they end up down by four points with about two minutes to go in the game. “I’m expecting to win it. We’ve got a quarterback who’s the best in the business in the fourth quarter, he can make it happen when it’s not there.” You have to love Jones’ confidence in Romo even though the Cowboys have lost the past eight games that Romo has thrown a fourth quarter interception.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Jerry Jones: Tony Romo is the “best in the business in the fourth quarter” appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

  • I don't think the score boards agree to many times. At least not in the playoffs, or is he that bad in the other 3 quarters?
  • You'd have to look at the actual statistics to know. "The Cowboys have lost the last 8 games that Romo has thrown a fourth quarter interception" doesn't tell you much. I would imagine most teams lose when they throw a fourth quarter interception, because generally, those interceptions are thrown when a team is behind late and desperate for a score. If they're comfortably ahead they run the clock out, unless they are nuts.

    How many games have the Cowboys lost when Romo DIDN'T throw an interception in the fourth quarter during the same period of time he threw those 8? They weren't consecutive, you know. I don't think they've lost fewer than 8 games during that period.

    And how many of those interceptions were the result of a receiver running a bad route, or the ball being deflected into the hands of an opposing player by a great defensive play at the line of scrimmage?

    If you critically analyze the last one against the Broncos, Romo-haters will be sadly disappointed. The receiver ran his route slightly deeper than designed, allowing the defensive player better position than he should have had. But the real reason was out of Romo's physical control. While already in his throwing motion, Tyrone Smith was backed into Romo so that his foot prevented Romo from planting his forward foot where it should have been. This limited Romo's hip rotation by 10%, which doesn't sound like much, except that it reduced the velocity of the football just enough for the defensive player to make a spectacular diving interception. It was too late for Romo to pull the ball down. This is an interception that was - on Romo's part - absolutely and completely unavoidable.

    For that matter how have other teams fared under the same circumstance?

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