The long-standing reputation of Tony Romo was almost revamped on Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys‘ signal-caller passed for over 500 yards and five touchdowns in a historic shootout with the Denver Broncos. However, Romo threw an interception with two minutes to play and the game tied at 48, so that’s the only thing that will be remembered from his epic performance otherwise.
Thus, the story of Romo continues as the choke artist. Many analysts were quick to point out that Romo has conducted 19 game-winning drives in his career, although none of them have come in the postseason or must-win games during the regular season. But this game was different — Peyton Manning brought out the best in Romo for 99 percent of the game.
Romo should not have thrown that ball into triple coverage against Denver, and the fact he broke virtually ever Cowboys passing record in the book before that shouldn’t be overlooked, but it is. And so the most polarizing quarterback in the NFL continues what the folks in Dallas now call the Romo coaster. The plus for Romo is he still has the final chapters of his career left to write, but the clock is ticking.