Same song, just another verse. Tony Romo and his Dallas Cowboys entered the final week of the season with a chance to make the postseason and failed.
There are plenty of reasons and enough excuses to go around. All those injuries going into the game. All those injuries during the game. Pulled muscles and broken bones spread through the ranks of this Cowboys team in 2012 like the flu. Injuries went viral.
Still, despite fielding a patched-together defense, the Cowboys had a chance to pull off another fourth quarter miracle. They had the ball and time on the clock. They were down just three points. It was time for Romo to shine. It was time for him to put the team on his back—er, his arm—and lead them to victory. It was time to shut the mouths of the haters. It was time to write a new chapter to his legacy. It was time.
And Romo threw it away.
Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk shared Romo’s thoughts after the game:
“It just does not feel good, and I feel as though I let our tea...