How ‘Bout That Romo?

Tony RomoWhile Cowboy fans were screaming for Romo’s head on a platter last year when Romo’s muffed snap hold cost us a playoff win and sent us home for the year, somehow I knew that Tony Romo would be back and better than ever.  But Romo’s performance so far, during an amazing 4-0 start for the silver and blue, has been nothing short of breathtaking.

In just a few months, Romo has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse.

After four games, the Cowboys have scored 151 points. That four-game total ranks fourth since the 1970 merger. The top three teams on that list (2002 Raiders, 2000 Rams and 1992 Bills) went to Super Bowls.

Romo’s numbers are also crazy. He threw for 339 yards, completed more than 60 percent of his passes and threw or ran for four touchdowns.

Here is the way Dallas Morning News columnist, Tim Cowlishaw, described it:

Tony Romo had two thoughts as he raced toward his own goal line to retrieve Andre Gurode’s wild, high snap from center.

“Don’t give up a touchdown. Don’t get killed,” Romo said later.

Instead, on a play that could have been disastrous and allowed St. Louis to hang around in a game for who knows how much longer, Romo sparked a furious Cowboys scoring burst and added to his growing legend.

The Cowboys blew out the Rams with three third-quarter touchdowns for a 35-7 win at Texas Stadium as they began a season with four straight 30-point games for the first time in 21 years.

But late in the second quarter, it was still a 7-7 game when Gurode sent a snap way over Romo’s head. When Romo got a handle on the ball at the Cowboys’ 17-yard line, he was 33 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Yes, 33.

Romo considered throwing the ball away, but it was third down.

He sidestepped linebacker Raonall Smith and eventually ran out of bounds at the Rams’ 46-yard line for a 4-yard gain and a first down with 43 seconds to play in the half.

“When that happened, it reminded me of [Roger] Staubach,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said. “It was a miracle play. It jump-started us, the crowd, everybody.”

“I’ve never seen anyone do that,” said linebacker Greg Ellis, who returned to action Sunday. “That play right there will go down as one of the greatest plays in the history of the NFL.”

It’s a play that great players make. They find a way; they ignite a spark.

Obviously, Romo is not alone in his quest for an exceptional season. The defense has been incredible (I know because they are my fantasy football defense as well), featuring great outings from DeMarcus Ware, Anthony Henry and Anthony Spencer, running back Marion Barber is putting up incredible numbers, and T.O., Witten and Crayton are having great years.

But it is impossible to deny that without Tony Romo, we would not be 4-0.   Go Romo, and let’s go, Cowboys!!!


19 Responses to How ‘Bout That Romo?

  1. Alex says:

    I don’t care what the boy’s do as long as TO gets his yardage and TD’s( I may have overpaid for him in my fantasy football draft).

    Is his last name Romo still? I thought he changed his name to Tony Underwood?

  2. You owe your success to one Wade Phillips. The same Wade Phillips that should be coaching the Chargers right now if management were crazy enough to fire a 14-2 coach.

    He has done a great job coaching up the defense just like he did for us the last few years. When I watch the Cowboys play defense I am reminded of a time (last year) when the Chargers looked the same.

    He also has done a great job handling TO and not allowing it to become a circus like when Parcells was there.

    Definitely a candidate for coach of the year.

    As for your boy Romo, he seems to have a little Favre in him. No fear and willing to make risky throws. You guys are certainly the front-runners for the Super Bowl bid out of the NFC, but can you beat the Patriots or Colts?

  3. but can you beat the Patriots or Colts?

    If you give me $549, I’ll answer your question.

  4. You think that is bad? Wait until that new monstrocity (sp?) you call a stadium is finished. Season tickets will cost more than a mortgage over there.

  5. danielbalc says:

    But it is impossible to deny that without Tony Romo, we would not be 4-0.

    has anyone ever done more to try and lose and game and still end up winning it? Last night’s game was like watching a ballet of a train wreck. It was an ugly, ugly, ugly, “how in the world” type of beauty.

    Those are the kind of freaky wins teams get on their way to the super bowl.

  6. Maybe he is not the next Brett Favre after all…..upon furthur review, that performance was very Favre-like.

    This week should be a good test for you guys. Let’s see how you stack up against the legitimate conference’s best team.

  7. Romo had a TERRIBLE night, a NIGHTMARE of a game, and still, the silver and blue are undefeated. We rode the terrible emotional roller-coaster; first at a bbq, then in the quietness of our own living room, only to finish the night screaming and yelling and standing on the sofa screaming, “HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS”!!!!!

    Now, in the light of day, I am faced with the reality that we may not yet be an elite team, and, yes, Poker, next week’s game will tell the world what we are made of.

    But, for now, we bask in the glow of yet another win.

  8. Well it appears the ‘Boys have a little work to do to be considered an “elite” team. That was a bad loss at home, but the Pats are just on another level right now. Thankfully for you guys you won’t see them again unless it is in the Super Bowl and you won’t play another team anywhere near as talented the rest of the year.

  9. I was happy that we stayed with them and were even ahead of them late in the 3rd quarter. Definitely a beatable team, but probably the best in the NFL. Brady is scary good. We have some holes to fill in our secondary…Brady cut through us on 3rd down like a knife through hot butter.

  10. Wade Phillips had the right game plan. It was the same game plan he gave the Chargers when we beat the Colts to knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten 2 years ago.

    Pressure the quarterback. He blitzed alot and it worked until the Pats were able to adjust their protection.

    The Pats are definitely the best right now, but it is still early and anything can happen. I hope the Chargers get a second crack at them in the playoffs and adjust their scheme to match what Dallas did this week.

  11. Former Multiple FFL Champ says:

    Glad to see your boys have their minds on football.

  12. Mexico is a wonderful country and a great place to vacation. If your Chargers had played better at the beginning of the season, they could have been on the beach as well. Don’t be bitter, be better.

  13. Nine guys from our church left this morning for Dallas to be at the game tomorrow. They each paid $175 for end zone seats. They, and all the fans in the stands will be wearing white…they’re calling it a “white out”.

    We are all a little nervous about this game, both because it is our 3rd game with the Giants, and because we have some injury trouble. Please say a little prayer tomorrow at 3:30 for America’s team; that the Lord would show favor to the team wearing the star.

    The steaks will be on the grill and the Dr. Pepper on ice when the Cowboys take the field. HERE WE GO!!!

    Cowboy born, Cowboy bred, and when I die, a Cowboy dead.

  14. So close…again…

    As I listened to the last minutes on my office radio at the church, I was filled with sadness. I looked down at my cell phone, filling up with taunting text messages from out of state. “Ah, more jealousy from abroad.”

    And so a great season came to a close, with yet another choke near the goal line, but I think we already have Jerry Jones’ wish list for next year. We need:

    cornerbacks that can tackle
    special team members that can tackle
    players who don’t get stupid personal fouls
    players who know the snap count

    In a few weeks, we will realize what a great season this was, but this sting will hurt for a while. Kudos to the Giants who came into our house and played “smash mouth” football for four quarters. They will, of course, get crushed by the Packers in the snow, but at least they went through Dallas.

    I did get particular satisfaction watching my adopted team, the Chargers, beat the Colts, especially without T.L. and Rivers. I guess you can tell I’m not a big fan of the Manning brothers…at least he has time now to make some more commercials (are you as tired of his commercials as I am?).

    The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

    The Cowboys will be back. Count on it.

  15. Former FFL Champ says:

    Another wish list item:
    A coach that doesn’t let his players run off to Mexico the week before the game with starlets to party. Now the whole team can vacation in Mexico. Don’t be bitter be better focused. Go Chargers and GB.

  16. This is an unfair attack on Romo. The Coach told the players to get as far away from football as they could. Romo took a 1 1/2 hour flight to a Mexican beach. The other players went home to golf or fish…big deal.

    Romo did not cost us the game on Sunday. TERRIBLE special teams coverage, lack of tackling, and losing concentration at the end of the first half did. The defense did give us a chance at the end of the game, but this was is not on Romo.

  17. danielbalc says:

    While I didn’t watch the whole Giants Vs Cowboys game I can tell you this from both my limited viewing and from your description above….

    It sounds an awful lot like our loss to the Pats last year.

    Bonehead plays- Marlon McCree FALL DOWN
    Bonehead penalties- Drayton Florence Keep your cool.

    The common denominator between this years Cowboys and last years Chargers? Wade Phillips. You do the math.

    Meanwhile yesterdays Chargers showed the exact opposite form yesterday. With few exceptions…
    Marlon McCree Play your position! (It shouldn’t be forgotten that he did make a terrific play on the second to last play of the game by drilling Reggie Wayne).

    Shaun Phillips had a costly face mask penalty as well, but MOST of the penalties against the Chargers (take out the false starts) were just examples of an obvious conspiracy on the NFL’s behalf to try and get the Colts into the AFC Championship game.

    Stay on that Bolt Bandwagon Albino.

  18. danielbalc says:

    TO’s tearful defense of his QB, as if he actually cares about someone other than himself, is just as disgusting as Clinton’s crying game.



    Tony Romo has dumped the blonde.

    Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo has reportedly who was widely blamed for costing him a shot at the Super Bowl.

    Tony is now starting to blame her himself,” a pal told OK! magazine. “Before dating Jessica, he was Texas’ golden boy. Now he’s become a joke.”

    A few days after the Giants bounced the Cowboys from the playoffs, Romo called the “Dukes of Hazzard” star to tell her their romance was over.

    “He said he thought it was better if they went back to being friends,” a pal of hers said.

    Why couldn’t they have had this discussion before the Giants debacle?

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