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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tony Romo invites Tony Dungy to Valley Ranch

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING -- On Sunday night, former NFL coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy took what could be considered as a shot at Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

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After Romo threw three interceptions in the loss to the Tennessee Titans, Dungy said, "Part of being a leader at the quarterback position is protecting the football. You've got to do that to be a great quarterback."

When told of Dungy's comments on Thursday about turnovers, Romo agreed with it.

"He's right," Romo said. "That's a good statement. But if you look though I think a lot of it is the decision making process. We have to protect the football. That's part of it too."

In regards to Dungy questioning Romo's leadership skills, the quarterback said this.

"I'd invite him, same as Rex Ryan did. He can come along if he wants to see. He can see it anytime you're out here. That's just part of it. If you'd ask any of my coaches you'd probably get a different answer. if Tony Dungy was in here, it'd be the same way."

Of Romo's five interceptions, four have come on tipped passes. Jason Witten, Miles Austin and Martellus Bennett couldn't handle balls thrown their way. A pass to Witten was slightly behind him and the one to Bennett was high, however, it should have been grabbed. The other tipped pass was by the Titans Dave Ball, who was able to get his hands up when left tackle Doug Free missed a block.