I wrote a post, that got a lot of pretty potent responses, of how I was tired of seeing Tony Romo throw the game-ending interception. And, honestly, if coaches are going to call out other players for not protecting the ball then I don't see why the QB should be any different - unless you put up 500 yards and 5 TD's in a wild shootout classic.
I was frustrated because the Cowboys lost a game they were in position to win at the end and didn't want to see it end in THAT fashion again. More for Tony Romo's sake than anything else. I've stood up in my little corner of the world and defended this guy from the get go, but get dismayed when he throws to the other guys in a situation like last Sunday.
Then! I wake up this morning and read a quote from Roger Dodger himself calling out all those who are critical of Romo, especially after this game and I was somewhat humbled. Now, mind you, I would still like to see Romo get the "INT-at-the-end-of-big-games" bug out of his system, but in this instance, how many more points was he supposed to score in a game that almost scored 100?? I mean we should have run away with that game on Sunday and never seen Romo in that game-ending situation.
I did what Staubach recommended and I looked at my life and realized I have it pretty good, beautiful wife, daughter, nice house , etc. So psychoanalysation (not a real word) may not be the right term here but I will admit this: I'm a Cowboys lifer and I hate to see the Cowboys lose. So much so that I can be overly critical of the team when they do. I mean, even Staubach lost big games in his career as did Aikman. Those rings really help people forget all of that.
And maybe that's why I am so hard on Romo personally - not that anyone else cares - but I really want him to get over the hump and punch one through so the narrative can start to be more about his brilliance as a QB and not his penchant for tossing the ball to the other team when the pressure gets higher than normal.
I know he can do it. This team looks like it could do it. Ready for the growing pains to end and give this guy a shot at showing the football world just how special he can be under center.