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Stone Cold Steve Austin says Tony Romo "sh*ts the bed" when it counts

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Jed Jacobsohn

If you grew up in the 90's or are a person over the age of 18 that still flicks off the camera during the process of a Facebook profile picture, you likely know who "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is. The king of WWE's (then WWF) "Attitude Era" is a massive Dallas Cowboys fan and recently talked about the team during his podcast "The Steve Austin Show." During this week's show, Austin went to great lengths to express both his love and hate for the team.

Austin went out of his way to call Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo, a "damn good quarterback," but that is pretty much where the compliments ended. "The Rattlesnake" explained that his frustration with the team is that Romo messes up when the game is on the line. ""My problem with Dallas is I think Tony Romo is a damn good quarterback, but he (expletives) the bed at the most inopportune times," said Austin. "So when I look for leadership, I can't say that Tony Romo is the clear-cut leader."

Austin also left room to criticize Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, during his podcast. Count the WWE Hall of Famer as a fan who is on board with Jones dropping his general manager duties. "Jerry Jones, love the guy, but you have to let someone else make the decisions," said the retired wrestler and reality show personality. "I think Jerry Jones is caught up a little too close in it."

Austin apparently has a football background, having been offered a full scholarship to play at North Texas University. He decided to take up wrestling instead (probably a better move). He also clearly follows the team as his criticisms are a hallmark of a knowledgeable Cowboys fan. Still, this story has oddly gained more media attention than when Donovan McNabb questioned Romo's lofty contract extension.