I could swear they only have, like, five interviews and Romo hasn't really given a post losing game interview in probably 5 years or so. He doesn't actually give post game interviews after losses - that's my theory.... why do I feel this way?
For the last 5 years, every time the Cowboys lose one of these (always embarrassing) losses. (?) I hear pretty much the exact same interview with Tony Romo. "I have to not make mistakes." "I have to get better." "I'll watch the film. Tried to do too much there." "We have a good team, just have to work on the mental breakdowns." FIVE YEARS, PEOPLE. SAME ANSWERS. Wade. Garrett.
At some point talented players have to play like talented players. So, the question.... are the Cowboys really that talented??? Besides Ware, Lee, Witten and Tyron (Claiborne is on his way) - are these guys really that talented? I mean the interception off the hands of Ogletree looked like Crayton or Bennett - sub par. Dez is starting to look like a bust my friends. Flashing doesn't cut it in your 3rd year. I dont have fingernails anymore watching Romo. It's always a teeter totter with him in there it seems. I know - it's the offensive line!! Is that actually an excuse for him now? Maybe. Maybe not. While we're speaking of Romo, I've been a fan.... until last night. I always hope I get proved wrong, but it's starting to get smelly all up in here. I mean Staubach was a scrambler and a gambler - but he won most of his bets. He had the mojo. Does Romo have - the mojo?? It takes Mojo too, fella's. Good old fashioned can't put your finger on it defies logic magical Mojo. Ahhhh, Magical Mojo.
Ok, had to get that out there. First, I think the defense did a good job out there. They basically gave up 17 points. Not bad. Did the Claiborne t.d. look bad? yes. He's a rookie. 'Nuff said. He got schooled. . (did Hester really catch that pass?? - questionable, but that's football these days - but I digress.) It looked like a bend but dont break thing last night - which can work. The offense has looked shaky all the way through training camp and even last year. The overthrown ball to Dez in the first half would have been a t.d. - it look eerily similar to the one Romo missed to Miles last year in that Giants game that would have sealed the division for Dallas..... I hate to start picking on Romo, but for all the great things he does - it is really starting to become clear that he is at the heart of every heartbreaking loss, every season clinching loss. It's seldom the defense that loses those big games - it always seems to be the offense. And what do we get after these losses? That re-run Romo post game interview. It's getting old. We should be 1-3 right now. Period. That offense is offensive.