Tony Romo's Superb Play Against Washington Redskins Saves Dallas Cowboys Season and Coaches' Jobs

By Phil Naegely
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With a 14-6 lead heading into the half, it looked like the Dallas Cowboys would hold on for the win, however, the Washington Redskins scored 14 unanswered points in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Tony Romo came up big and showed that he can play superbly, while keeping both his team’s season and his coaches’ jobs alive.

After a disheartening loss to the Green Bay Packers last week and throwing two interceptions, Romo needed to play his best Sunday, and he did so when it mattered most. Sure, Romo threw and interception while Dallas seemed to be imploding yet again, but the QB was not frazzled. Additionally, Romo took a knock to his leg or ankle that forced him to hobble, which left him working extra hard just to get the ball of to his running backs. However, with limited mobility, Romo lead the Cowboys down the field for 87 yards on nine plays.

Romo plays inconsistently at times, which showed today throughout the game, but with the game in his hands, he did not choke. Instead, Romo exposed the Redskins’ secondary, throwing the ball to wide-open wide receivers. This success was partly due to the Cowboys finally calling a balanced offensive attack, mixed with both running and passing plays.

Nonetheless, Romo’s superb play resulted in two things. First, the Cowboys’ Week 17 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles will be for the NFC East title. The winner makes the playoffs, while the losers pack up their bags. Additionally, Romo saved the jobs of all his coaches, including head coach Jason Garrett. Reportedly, they will be fired if Dallas fails to win the NFC East.

This week, Romo came up clutch and played one of his best games this season.

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