Originally posted on The Sports Headquarters  |  Last updated 10/8/13
What is it with quarterbacks in Texas? Last week Matt Schaub threw a game tying interception against Houston and subsequently crapped the bed in San Francisco on Sunday night. This week it was the NFL’s favourite whipping boy Tony Romo who, despite a career day, managed to revert to form and throw an interception that cost his team a game. A storyline that is all too familiar for Cowboys fans has the entire state pining for a quarterback to win their team a game. Against the Broncos, Romo was able to match Peyton Manning score for score which is a fair achievement. For 58 minutes, fans got to see the best of Romo as he was at his improvising best when throwing the ball. It seemed like half of his throws came on broken plays where he had to buy time as his protection broke down. He was seeing holes in the Broncos defense and was finding open receivers no matter who they were. On his first seven completions they went to six different receivers. He finished the day with over 500 yards, 5 touchdowns and 48 points, that should have been enough for the Cowboys to win but that good work was undone with a boneheaded play at the end of the game. At 48-48 with under two minutes left, there was no way he could count on his defense to make another stop, he had to score. Since he had put up 48 points it was fair to assume that they would have little to no trouble moving the ball. As the pocket collapsed around him Romo forced the ball towards a crossing Gavin Escobar who had three defenders in the same vicinity. Danny Trevathean dove in front of the pass and was able to pick it off. It was a lose-lose deal for Romo here as it came on 2nd and 16 after a sack on the previous play. Lose more yardage here and it would have been too far to go on third down giving Denver the ball back with 90 seconds on the clock and a short field. His best option would have been to check the ball down to Demarco Murray who was standing just on the other side of the line and could have at least picked up 3 or 4 yards. Hindsight is always 20-20, it just seems like it needs to be applied to Romo more than most other players. In all fairness to Romo, he has not done a whole lot wrong this year, that interception was only his second but it is what people will remember. He has been productive in every game and is on pace for a career low in interception so far. It is still the same as always however, when the game is on his shoulders, the execution is not there. With the entire division struggling, 2-3 is not good enough and if Romo is able to get on a hot streak and cut out the stupid mistakes then the Cowboys will be able to get back into the playoffs. Just like Matt Schaub, Romo needs to pull his head out of his ass and get the team into the playoffs. It is the nature of the beast that a single bad play can ruin what would have otherwise been a career day and that is what they signed up for.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst - NFL Week 3: Steve Smith, Odell Beckham & of course the Browns
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Cowboys worried about Bryant's 'irresponsible' actions

Seahawks expecting Russell Wilson to play this week

Ryder Cup heckler wins $100 off Euro players by draining putt

Report: ‘Slim’ chance J.J. Watt returns to Texans this season

Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

SCOTUS petitioned to block $1B NFL concussion settlement

Alabama linebacker Tim Williams arrested on gun charge

Alabama’s opening week starting QB is transferring

Cubs sign Theo Epstein to five-year extension

Marlins players surrounded Jose Fernandez’s hearse during its procession

Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookie of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

Box Score: 9/29 - Sparks, Scherzer and Jaso

How the BoSox went from fringe contenders to AL East champs

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

Breaking down baseball’s Cy Young ballot

TailGreater: 'Sterngating' with the Huskies

Can anyone challenge the Cavs in murky Eastern Conference?

2016 Ryder Cup preview: Five things to watch this weekend

Ryan Kesler disappointed with lack of excitement at World Cup

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookie of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

Breaking down baseball’s Cy Young ballot

TailGreater: 'Sterngating' with the Huskies

Can anyone challenge the Cavs in murky Eastern Conference?

The Worst - NFL Week 3: Steve Smith, Odell Beckham & of course the Browns

FIFA 17 review: O jogo bonito

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker