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Once again, the Dallas quarterback is hammered by the media for a few mistakes he made in a big game. And once again, he shows his resiliency after a tough loss.
With a fractured rib, Tony Romo spearheaded a 10-point comeback for the Cowboys.
He threaded the needle for a clutch touchdown to Miles Austin, who had three scores in the game.
Then he had a huge 3rd-and-6 completion to Austin, which eventually was followed up by Dan Bailey's 48-yard field goal.
In overtime, on his first throw, Romo threw a 77-yard bomb to journeyman Jesse Holley, helping Dallas to a 27-24 victory in overtime.
Romo demonstrated a toughness that none of us have really examined carefully.
He's always bashed by the media after tough losses, yet he seems to always bounce back tremendously. He's the quarterback of America's Team, and there is a certain standard that he has to meet because of the position he plays.
There is no doubt that if Romo was the quarterback for a team like the Browns or the Bills, he would get less criticism.
But for Romo, it seems like the criticism doesn't matter. He puts it behind him and plays hard.
After the botched-snap game in Seattle, Romo responded with a 13-3 regular season. Then, after a tough Week 17 loss to Philadelphia that eliminated Dallas from playoff contention, Romo responded by winning the NFC East the following year.
This game was a microcosm of Romo's resiliency, both physically and mentally.
The blue-collar Burlington, Wisconsin native showed America how tough he is, leading the Cowboys to their first win despite a fractured rib.