Dallas Cowboys: Media and Fans Should Take a Deep Breath

Chad HensleyCorrespondent ISeptember 23, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks off the field during play against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I realize it's Week 15 in the NFL, with only two weeks before playoffs, but...

Wait, you mean it is only Week Two? 

With the incredible ratings (16.5) that the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants got on Sunday night, you would have thought that all of the media and fans actually watched the game.

However, it seems like almost everyone is focused on the box score.

Yes, Tony Romo cost Dallas the game with his three interceptions, which were all on him. He is the main reason that the Cowboys are now 1-1, instead of 2-0.

Congrats to all the Sherlock Holmes' out there for figuring that one out.

Why isn't anyone mentioning that Dallas, despite four turnovers, was barely beaten by a team that almost "everyone" agrees is one of the top three teams in the NFL?

If I were a Giants fan, I would be ecstatic about the win, but I wouldn't want to play the Cowboys again.  

What really are the chances that Romo throws three interceptions in a game, again?

He has thrown three interceptions four times in 41 starts. I'm not going to get into detail about whether or not those interceptions were on him.

But I will say that his team had a chance to win all of those games, including that magical Monday night in Buffalo, when he drove them for the winning field goal—despite five interceptions.

And please, stop with the "Romo loses all the big games" craziness. If the regular season game that he just lost is a "big" game, then I guess the 4-1 regular season record against the Giants indicates that he has at least won four big games.

Is that not fair to say? I think it is. Basically because all games in the NFL are big. Not just the ones Romo loses.

The Cowboys absolutely dominated the game, but Eli Manning played exceptionally well and capitalized on Romo's mistakes. That is the real story.

Ask yourself, "If the Cowboys win the game, are the Giants suddenly suspect and the Cowboys a team who can win despite adversity?"

Better yet, ask yourself this, "If the Giants and Cowboys played this weekend, and you had to bet something valuable on the game, who would you take?"  

I'm taking the Cowboys, because Romo isn't going to repeat that performance.

He had a bad game. Relax. Take a deep breath. Step back from the ledge.

It's a long season. It's a marathon, not a sprint. The Cowboys are going to be fine.