Tony Romo says he, team won't fold tent

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo hasn’t read, seen or heard much about the reactions to his play in the Cowboys’ 27-24 loss to the New York Jets, but he knows what is out there.

Romo had a fourth-quarter fumble and interception that led to the Jets’ comeback victory, ruining what was nearly a flawless performance in the first three quarters.

“Anyone who thinks that I'm going to fold up the tent around here or this team is, they don't know us very well, and this team is going to come back with great energy this week,” Romo said. “I'm going to come back with great energy and we're going to play good football going forward, and I'm excited about the 49er game. And I just can't wait to get out on the field this week.”

Since the loss Romo’s teammates, coach Jason Garrett and owner and general manager Jerry Jones have defended the quarterback.

“Part of the greatness in this game of football is just having people around you that believe in you and you believe in them,” Romo said, “and when you're able to accomplish the goals you set out as a team, it makes it extremely rewarding. When you have the people around that we do here, we all have each other's back. You're not going to go through a full season without tough times. That's not going to happen. We just need to each learn from our own situation and grow from our experiences, and I think that's taking shape and that will happen. The rest of the season isn't going to go without a hiccup, but I do know that we're going to just keep coming together and get closer and we'll see what happens when this is all said and done.”