T.O. Tells Jessica: Leave Romo Alone!

After QB bombs, receiver blames girlfriend jinx
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 10:26 PM CST
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, in Irving, Texas....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – T.O. has a message for Jessica Simpson: Stay away from Romo. Simpson showed up at Sunday's game to cheer on QB boyfriend Tony Romo, but after his poor performance in the Cowboys' loss to the Eagles, Owens added his voice to those of the legions of sports-radio fans who think the singer is bad juju.

"Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite—in this locker room or in Texas Stadium," Owens said. Romo (who's got a bum thumb, too) played almost as poorly when his last squeeze, Carrie Underwood, came to watch. Explained Owens, "Obviously with the way Tony played and the comparison between her and Carrie Underwood, I think a lot of people feel she has taken his focus away."