With less than two minutes to go in the Jets-Cowboys game Sunday, I’m at the edge of my couch praying the Dallas Cowboys make a play.
Tony Romo takes the snap and looks downfield for a receiver. He sees Dez Bryant covered by Darrelle Revis with help over the top. Jason Witten isn’t an option because this O-Line needs all the help they can get, so he is blocking. Romo forces the throw; it’s a bad one, right into the hands of Revis.
Nick Folk, the kicker that got away, kicks a big 50-yard field goal with 27 seconds to go, and the Cowboys lose a close one 27-24 to the New York Jets. I screamed and I yelled. I called Romo the worst QB in the league, but then I realized what Romo really did on Sunday, and I became hopeful.
Don’t get me wrong, Romo had lots of things he needed to work on. For example, he looked like a jackrabbit on crack in the pocket, he looked more angry than encouraging in the huddle after mistakes, he made poor choices at the worst times and he lost confidence in himself.
But despite his mistakes, if we look past the very few errors that Romo actually had and focus a little bit more on what Romo accomplished, we see a QB that lit up one of the best defenses in the NFL for the past three years.