It was determination and passion that kept the Dallas Cowboys in the game. LaDanain Tomlinson and Deion Sanders were quick, almost anxious, to blame the entire loss on Tony Romo’s interception.
Apparently 506 yards, 5 touchdowns and out playing Peyton Manning, along with the Denver Broncos is not enough for the “expert analysts” to give Tony Romo some well deserved credit.
Sure it did prove to be the biggest turnover of the game, and it brought out the same old anti-Romo cliches from all the critics. Although, Kurt Warner did give Tony Romo some praise for his play. Surprise surprise it was a quarterback who understood the game that acknowledged Tony Romo played a good game.
Was it Tony Romo who got beat on the Peyton Manning to Eric Decker coverage, or him who got fooled on the inside shovel pass to Julian Thomas? Is Romo to blame for any of the other 48 points surrendered by the Dallas Cowboys? If anything, Tony Romo helped the defense all day by scoring and not making the defense defend short fields.
Tony Romo was in beast mode the 1st quarter. It was a beautiful first quarter for Cowboys fans. But fans should have also been very concerned with the Cowboys defense from the beginning. The Denver Broncos first play of the game, the 31yard reception to Demaryus Thomas had me worried. It was a flashback to last week’s game against the San Diego Chargers. The Broncos just made it look too easy. Luckily there was a holding call that negated that one play, but still it was a small glimpse of things to come.
Then came the catch and run by Eric Decker a few plays later, but thanks to the hustle of Ernie Sims, he was able to create the turnover. Still, Peyton Manning’s ability to move the ball effortlessly foreshadowed what the Cowboys had in store for them. The 17-7 lead did not last long because Manning did what he does best, and that is take over games. Despite Manning scoring every time Denver had the ball, Tony Romo and Bill Callahan were keeping up with him. But for some reason, the ‘experts ‘ on TV conveniently forget about that when they want to blame the entire loss on Tony Romo.
Tony Romo did EVERYTHING a QB could do to keep the game close. He was waiting for his defense to finally help him out, but the Dallas Cowboys defense couldn’t defend the lead. It was a crazy, exciting, game for the ages, but it unfortunately was also frustrating for us.
Jason Witten, Terrance Williams (who I’m glad I picked up on my other fantasy team last minute to replace Miles Austin) and Dez Bryant all had over 100 yards, and they each caught at least 1 touchdown. Cole Beasley was a huge contributor; he finally got a well deserved touchdown. Tony Romo and his offensive weapons came to play Sunday, but the defense failed to show up.
The defense did manage to intercept a Peyton Manning pass (his first all year), but the Broncos scored on almost every other possession.
In a shootout like this, everybody knew there would be an interception thrown by Tony Romo. If Peyton Manning threw one, you knew it was just a matter of time. Unfortunately for Romo, it came at the worst possible time and worst possible place on the field. But for a guy who just matched Peyton Manning throw for throw and then some, you have to be amazed at what he did.
Now ti’ll next Sunday night we’ll all be hearing about Romo losing the game for the Dallas Cowboys by every sports media out there. Is it fair? No, but that’s the reality that comes with being the quarterback of Americas team, the Dallas Cowboys.
What everyone should be talking about, is why the defense allowed 51 points.
Tony Romo did more than enough to win the game. No NFL quarterback should ever lose a game with over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns.