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Going into halftime, Tony Romo was sitting pretty with a 24 point lead, victory seemed all but certain for the Cowboys in Dallas…
But then the ugly Romo we’ve all come to expect—and love or hate depending on one’s perspective—began to rear his head once again.
For all of those know-it-all teachers, neighborhood kids and “manswers” writers who were so adamantly against the possibility of spontaneous combustion—the idea that someone could just randomly burst into flames—they surely haven’t seen Romo play the quarterback position over the last half decade.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say that “Antonio” is about as likely to throw a costly interception as he is to single-handedly drive his team to victory, but the guy is definitely good for two-to-three critical meltdowns per season.
And when I say “meltdown,” I mean the burst into brilliant flames, shatter into a million irreparable pieces and then burst into flames shortly thereafter again for good measure variety.
Watching Romo surrender two successive interceptions returned for touchdowns in a span of less than 30 seconds was heartbreaking even for me…and I honestly DESPISE the Cowboys for no good reason at all.
I found myself stuck in that awkward area between laughing hysterically and covering my face in extreme embarrassment for the guy—who I still consider among the top 10 at his position.
Some may argue that Tom Brady managed to have a worse day in Buffalo than Romo did in Detroit—who remain undefeated up to this point—but the critical difference is the manner in which each series of events transpired.
Romo is an incredibly exciting player, he wins in memorable fashion and screws up on an incomparably epic level too.
But don’t give up on Romo and the boys from Dallas just yet, I’m certain they will win the NFC East in due time.