Romo has been a bellwether player for the Cowboys this season. When Romo is on his game, the Cowboys have a good chance to win. When Romo falls off track, the Cowboys are bound to lose.
Twice Romo has led comeback victories. Against the 49ers, Romo came back from a broken rib and a punctured lung to bring the Cowboys back from a 14-point deficit. Despite the broken rib, Romo carried the Cowboys back from a nine-point deficit the next week against the Redskins.
Cowboys fans might want a chip of Romo's rib after he dies—similar to the way churches used to pursue bone chips from saints.
Meanwhile, Romo blew two of the first four games for the Cowboys. His fumble deep in New York Jets territory and interception in the last minute figured highly in Cowboys opening week loss, in which they blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead.
Romo's three interceptions against the Detroit Lions breathed life into the team, allowing the Lions to come back from a 24-point deficit.
Cowboys fans have been able to enjoy calm victories led by Romo in two of the last three games. On Sunday, Romo cruised to 279 yards passing and two touchdown passes with no interceptions.
Cowboys fans have to hope that Romo has more games like that down the stretch. A Cowboys playoff appearance won't happen if Romo doesn't have productive and clean games.