There weren’t many people at FedExField last Sunday who felt bad for Tony Romo.
But after Romo threw three interceptions in the 28-18 loss to the Redskins — including a pick late in the fourth quarter to outside linebacker Rob Jackson that led to Washington’s final touchdown — the Dallas Cowboys quarterback had at least one supporter wearing burgundy and gold.
Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III approached Romo on the field after the game as the two teams headed to their respective locker rooms and gave the Cowboys quarterback some words of encouragement.
“Hey Tony,” Griffin III said, “I just wanted to say to you — don’t listen to what anybody else is saying about you. You’re a great quarterback, man. And this game doesn’t mean anything.”
Romo seemed to appreciate the gesture.
“Go do your thing,” he told Griffin III as he patted his back.
Though just a rookie, Griffin III has earned the respect of several veterans around the league. Now you know exactly why.
Griffin III understood that Romo was going to face much scrutiny for not having his best performance in another win-or-go-home game, so he did what he could to say something encouraging.
We can only hope Griffin III is mic’d up several more times in the coming years. Stay tuned to the Redskins Blog tonight for the full Griffin III Mic’d Up video.
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