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Finish the sentence above as it pertains to Romo’s play on Sunday. He threw four interceptions, one at the end of the game in an effort to convert a fourth down. His other three are either on him or the player he was trying to throw the ball to.
Romo’s Sunday was awful in the first half and great in the second. He set the Twitter world on fire with his terrible play in the first half, but quelled the flames in the second half by bringing Dallas back with 24 straight points.
He is such a lightning rod for controversy, just ask any Cowboys fan. He was either being slandered for the interceptions or protected. He threw into double coverage once, looking for Bryant on a post, but Bryant either didn’t cut the route off as Romo thought he would or he just shouldn’t have thrown the ball with so many Giants hanging around.
He also missed a wide-open James Hanna, the Cowboys' third-string tight end, on a third-down pass in the end zone. The Cowboys had to end up going for it on fourth down, running Romo on a bootleg around the right side for the touchdown.
On one drive, Romo missed two wide-open receivers, forcing the Cowboys to punt. On 2nd-and-9, Romo missed Austin, a pass and catch that would have been a first down for Dallas.
The next play, Romo missed Ogletree, a play where Romo either missed the throw or Ogletree ran the wrong route. Either way, the pass was incomplete and the Cowboys had to punt.
One of the more bizarre Cowboys plays came in the second quarter when Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul picked Romo off and returned it for a 28-yard touchdown.
Pierre-Paul has an 81-inch wing span, something that allows him to swat balls away pretty easily. On this particular play, JPP faked rushed, stood back and waited for Romo to pass, but instead of swatting the pass away, he picked it off.
JPP then returned it for a touchdown, giving the Giants a 23-point advantage.
While writing last night’s game blog, one commenter suggested that it is time for the Cowboys to move on from Romo.
After a four-interception game, it is tough to blame any fan for thinking that way, but where would the Cowboys turn to take over?
Who would the team draft as they will not have a high enough draft choice to pick a stellar quarterback?
For those who are ready to move Romo and his family out of Dallas, I’m sorry to report that Romo will be around for a little while longer. The Cowboys really don’t have a choice.