Tony Romo has a bad habit of sometimes being Tony Romo.
With the game against the Green Bay Packers all but gift-wrapped for the Dallas Cowboys to gain yet another win at home, the only way the Cowboys could have lost was if Romo, for lack of better words, “pulled a Romo”. That’s why the Cowboys have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the NFL for the better part of a decade.
A 26-3 halftime lead for most teams would usually be a reason to let out a sigh of relief, but not so for Cowboys fans. For most of the season, Romo has quietly had one of his better years. With a defense that has been suspect all year long and an injury-riddled offense, Romo has been one of the few bright spots on the Cowboys team.
Unfortunately, when old demons decide to rear their ugly heads for Romo, they usually do it at the worst possible time. Romo’s inexplicable ability to find a way to lose is nothing short of amazing at times. That’s why Romo’s two late interceptions on Sunday were almost something of an expectation and not a surprise. The ticking time bomb that is Romo is always just a few seconds away from exploding in the faces of the Cowboys faithful.
Luckily for the Cowboys, the rest of the NFC East had similar outings this Sunday. The Washington Redskins lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the battle of former Super Bowl hopefuls, Eli Manning continues to fade into obscurity in front of the eyes of the world and New York Giants fans, and the Philadelphia Eagles got thumped by the Adrian Peterson-less Minnesota Vikings in yet another weekend full of struggles for the NFC-East.
With just two games left in the season, it’s very simple for the Cowboys. Win and they are in the playoffs, where anything can happen; lose, and spend another offseason screaming, “Wait until next year”.