Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) wipes his head with a towel during the first half against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Romo Responds To Critics In New Ad

Tony Romo has long been known for his sponsorship deal with starter. If it weren’t for Tony Romo I wouldn’t even know Starter was still around having peaked in the 90′s with their awful clothing and jackets that were so unexplicably popular.

But it’s a new ad that shows Tony Romo working out and lifting weights, and a little cross fit style workout too. While you’re watching this video montage mixed in with clips of Tony sitting on a bench staring into the camera you hear him say the following.

“People focus on what we haven’t accomplished. They focus on mistakes, the near misses, the heartbreaks. People say we haven’t succeeded. People say we haven’t won a championship. People critique our lives. People say we get too much praise. People are focused on what we haven’t done. That’s what I’m focused on too.”

Now this is a typical ad. We’ve seen many athletes before do a commercial like this. For instance LeBron James’ “What Should I Do?” commercial for Nike is a good example, though their ad was a lot more creative and addressed specific people/critics and comments. But I mean lets face fact this is Starter vs Nike, I’m just impressed Starter made a TV commercial.

But it is an ad that certainly will have Dallas Cowboys fans psyched. Tony pledges that he is focused on what he hasn’t done, win a championship. And it shows the drive and determination that Dallas fans have felt that he lacks.

Tony Romo has received criticism from fans and sports personalities a like for his off field decisions. Whether it be his focus on golf in the offseason, his celebrity dating escapades, or his trip to Cabo during the 1st week bye of the playoffs, followed by losing in the Divisional round.

But Tony Romo is married with a baby now, so maybe this is the start of a new era for him and the Cowboys. Although given his age maybe a brief era.

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  • Truth

    Tony Oh-No just doesn’t get it, as Troy Aikman famously said. Well, so did many others including Emmitt Smith.

    By now anyone with a brian accepts that Tony Oh-No doesn’t possess the mentality for the game, heck, mental aptitude in general… Many of Us Cowboys diehards know this, in fact it brings me to this acknowledgment. And that is since 2010, I have seen so many DieHard Cowboys Fans who are of the thinking that it is not Romo but everything under the sun, change that thinking because of the constant, and constant bone-headed mistakes he should not be making and are only seen in Pop-Warner football. Heck, that might even be a stretch.
    Yes….I have had the good fortune of meeting many, heck, hundreds of Cowboys fans here, and elsewhere on other Cowboys sites. But again, that have given up on Romo, especially as they say, someone who they have backed for yrs. but have been proven or disappointed year-in and year-out.
    Somehow, this makes me feel good, I can’t put my finger on it, but just is…

    • BringBackTheFlex

      How ironic that someone who claims Romo doesn’t have the mentality can’t spell BRAIN.

      Romo is one of the few good pieces of this god-forsaken puzzle of cr@p that JJ has assembled. Give me the name of some HoF linemen that have blocked for Romo? How about a couple of ProBowl quality backs that he has had the luxury of handing of to?

      People point to the Cabo trip – what a bunch of cr@p. Guess what? Brady DIDN’T go to Cabo and he lost to the GIants in the playoffs that year TOO!!

      People point to the 13-3 year Dallas when they had 13 players in the Pro-Bowl. Guess what? Rodgers had his 15-1 MVP year and he lost in the first round too.

      Should the Patriots have dumped Brady? Should the Packers have dumped Rodgers?

      The Cowboys have been like the Titanic, but so many of you blame Romo because he’s spilled water on the deck. He’s the least of our problems.