In Chicago and Philadelphia, years and years of winning but no playoffs this season has cost two NFL head coaches their jobs. In Dallas, coming up short — but still playing for a playoff spot — is apparently bolstering support for quarterback Tony Romo.
Brandon George of the Dallas News says the Cowboys hope to sign Romo to an offseason contract extension. Romo, who has been the starter in Dallas for the better part of seven seasons, is under contract in 2013 and put off extension negotiations during the 2012 season.
Romo ended the year by throwing three interceptions against the Redskins in a loss that gave Washington the NFC East title and the final spot in the playoffs. But that’s no matter, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says — at least the Cowboys were there. Garrett chose to focus this week on the games that Romo has won leading up to two straight years of Week 17 losses, not the Week 17 losses themselves.
“We have a great belief [in] Tony Romo as our quarterback,” Garrett said M...