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By now, we all had Tony Romo figured out: He was nothing but a decent quarterback with questionable heart in an offensive system that allowed him to look great against inferior opponents.
The calendar had flipped to December, and it was time for Romo and the Dallas Cowboys’ annual collapse. The ‘Boys dropped their first two games of the month, but this time, there was no way to blame Romo. He had five touchdowns and zero interceptions in the two close losses.
Romo rode the momentum of those performances to help his team win the final three games of the season and seal a spot in the playoffs. The final win saw vengeance served over the Philadelphia Eagles in a 24-0 win.
The Eagles-Cowboys rivalry was not done yet, as the teams faced off in the Divisional Round. Dallas had not won a playoff game in 13 years, and clearly, Romo was not the quarterback to get them there. Surely, the Eagles would be furious over their Week 17 egg and come back big.
Except Romo had his best playoff game to date, and the Cowboys vanquished their rivals. Romo threw for 244 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the 34-14 victory.
Of course, this is Tony Romo, and with every peak has to come a valley. The next week saw Dallas get blown out 34-3. However, even the most critical Cowboys fan could not blame Romo for this one. The team was dominated in all phases, especially by the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive line. Romo was sacked six times, hit 10 more and lost two fumbles. The running game did not fair any better, as they were stopped in the backfield 11 times.
The Dallas Cowboys got a taste of life without their franchise quarterback in 2010. Tony Romo only played in six games, as the team struggled to a 6-10 record.