Seven days after authoring his latest late-game collapse, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo wrote a storybook ending to a revival of the league’s most compelling rivalry of a generation ago.
And the league took notice.
For leading the Cowboys back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and ultimately connecting with Jesse Holley on a 77-yard catch and run in overtime that set up the winning field goal, Romo has been named the NFC’s offensive player of the week.
It’s the fifth time Romo has won the award in his career, but only the first since November 29, 2007, which came against the Packers.
And while Romo deserves credit and praise for his willingness to play with a painful rib injury — and his ability to play well under those circumstances — we’re not quite ready to hit the reset button on Romo’s career. He needs to perform well in the clutch against a quality team once or twice before we’ll believe that he had rid himself of the mental block (or whatever it was or is) that has prompted him to throw untimely interceptions, cough up untimely fumbles, and/or mishandles snaps on field goals in big games against big-time opponents.