I railed last year after a similar game by Tony Romo where he threw - once again - an interception at the end of the game to ice it for the - yet another - other team. Tony is a 57 minute player. I say this because he'll play lights out in a tight game and do all sorts of amazingly athletic things to keep his team in the game and then the team rewards him with exactly what he got yesterday, a chance to take his team once again down the field and seal the win. Like other great winners have done in their career. How many times did you see Staubach do it? How many times did you see Montana do it, Elway, Michael Jordan, etc etc? Heck even drab old Eli Manning for gosh sakes!!
Last nights game was Romo's signature on the game. I mean, 7 years of carbon copy outcomes, again and again and again and again and again, it can't simply be coincidence. He likes to come on during his classic (ugh) pressers after his many chokes and preach protecting the ball. Bunk. How can his young receivers even take it seriously Romo telling them to protect the ball when he is the king of all kings of NOT protecting the ball. Tony Romo let every member of that team who fought like champions to hand him, the QB of America's team, the golden opportunity to make the huge statement that this team is arriving again.
Whoops, guess not. This is as hard as anything I've ever said about this current team but - they have the talent to put it together but are missing one very important piece that will keep them from it and will squander players like Dez, Witten, Lee and the rest who could actually be winners. TONY ROMO WILL NEVER ALLOW THIS TEAM TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP. There is a reason he went undrafted. Just like RG3 who will prove to also be a raging fart in the wind of football history. I call Romo the A-Rod of football. The chiller. The choker. The guy who cant step up when all the marbles are laid in front of him and get one through for his teammates and coaches who rely on him to be smart. The guy who puts up all the gaudy stats when absolutely NOTHING counts. Who throws it all away when EVERYTHING counts.
I feel sorry for Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones and all the players and fans for being cursed with this perennial loser. Choker. Maybe we'll be lucky enough to find his replacement sooner rather than later before Dez and the rest of these young dynamic players become old like Ware is becoming and let them actually feel what it is like to be a winner on a big stage.