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Tony Romo is suddenly Captain Comeback

Cowboys' Romo points to the Redskins defensive line after there was a penalty flag in Arlington, Texas Reuters

The Redskins couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity.

They faced the Cowboys on a night when Tony Romo and Dez Bryant weren’t 100%. Dallas’ offensive line was a mess, with center Phil Costa making four early snaps Romo wasn’t ready for.  Washington held a seven point lead in the second half and their defense didn’t give up a touchdown.

And yet the Redskins still couldn’t cash in.

In one of the more memorable performances of Romo’s career, Dallas prevailed 18-16 on the strength of two late field goals and a ferocious fourth quarter pass rush.   Here’s what we learned:

1. The Cowboys won on a night in which they often looked like amateurs. The center doesn’t know when to snap the ball.  The receivers don’t know where to line up or what routes to run. Some of that is due to all the injuries on the team, but Kevin Ogletree was the biggest offender and he’s been around a while.

Romo did his best to coach the guys on the field, but the Cowboys offense looked poorly coached.  At some point, you have to dial back the offense if the players can’t understand it.

2. Romo’s ability to throw on the run was a huge difference. On third-and-21 late in the fourth quarter, the Redskins brought an all out blitz.  (Their third straight such blitz.)  Romo rolled to his right to avoid the pressure and found Bryant one-on-one against DeAngelo Hall.  The result: First down, facemask penalty, Dallas lead.

Romo’s availability was the real key.  He played well on a night he was in a lot of pain because of a broken rib. He took a handful of big hits and kept coming back for more.

3. Bryant’s effort to play through injury shouldn’t be overlooked.  He ran at half speed on many snaps and sat out plenty of downs.  And he still led the Cowboys with 63 yards on four catches.

4. Rex Grossman leads the league in near interceptions. He was lucky to avoid picks on at least three bad decisions. He lost a fumble on Washington’s final drive to kill the Redskins’ last chance to win. Grossman also nearly avoided losing a fumble the drive before. We were very surprised Cowboys coach Jason Garrett didn’t challenge the ruling on the field, which said Grossman was down before fumbling.

If Grossman has matured, we didn’t see it Monday night. Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan largely had Grossman looking confused.

5.  The defenses for both of these teams are ahead of the offenses. Washington’s group is much improved from last year with Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan rushing the passer. Stephen Bowen was a nice pickup on the defensive line. Safety LaRon Landry was a big difference maker in his return to the lineup.

The Redskins defense will win games for the team, but the offense still looks mediocre. Grossman seems just good enough to get you beat.

6. The Cowboys finally found a running game in the second half, and then Felix Jones re-injured his shoulder.

7. Redskins tackle Trent Williams did a nice job on DeMarcus Ware, except for the biggest snaps of the game.  That’s what great players do.

8. That loss could leave a mark in Washington. They were set up so well to go 3-0 and get two games up on Dallas, but couldn’t close the deal. The Cowboys have completed two terrific comebacks after their Week One gag job against the Jets.

These are the types of games the Cowboys usually lose.

9. All four NFC East teams are works in progress.  The Eagles are in last place, but have the most talent. It’s going to be a fascinating, wide open four team race.

I’ll stick with my preseason prediction: Giants to win division, Cowboys as a wild card.

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129 Responses to “Tony Romo is suddenly Captain Comeback”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 27, 2011 12:14 AM

    Rob Ryan keeps this up and he’ll be a head coach for someone next year.

  2. Lev says: Sep 27, 2011 12:16 AM

    Both teams looked rough with the occasional bright spot.

    Division is literally up for grabs

  3. justentertainingthestupid says: Sep 27, 2011 12:16 AM

    It just gets stupid with the lack of perspective you people have. There is a reason there are 16 games. PEOPLE! STOP FREAKING OUT OVER 3 WEEKS OF FOOTBALL! That includes front offices.

  4. trbowman says: Sep 27, 2011 12:17 AM

    Same. Old. Rex.

  5. ishoulbeagm says: Sep 27, 2011 12:18 AM

    When his rib heals, Jason Garrett should break it again. He plays better that way.

  6. trbowman says: Sep 27, 2011 12:18 AM

    And when are the Cowboys going to realize Frail Felix Jones isn’t an every down back?

    Good change of pace, but not a guy you can hand it to 20 times a game.

    And their answer to that problem is….wait for it…..cousin Frail DeMarco Murray.

  7. buzzbissinger says: Sep 27, 2011 12:22 AM

    Someone wake me when they cease to trot out this NFC-East dribble for primetime every week. PUH-lease!

  8. sdisme says: Sep 27, 2011 12:24 AM

    I’m amazed that Romo isn’t in the Hall of Fame yet.

  9. coreydemoss says: Sep 27, 2011 12:26 AM

    While it’s weird to say it, I think there has to be some mention of Dan Bailey. For a rookie, he has proven to be pretty clutch. That’s something the Cowboys were missing last year with Buehler’s inconsistency. I know Bailey had one bad miss, but he has recovered nicely from that and hit game-winners two weeks in a row.

  10. curtispaintersbackup says: Sep 27, 2011 12:29 AM

    And the week long glorifying of Romo begins. God help us all.

  11. bluemist says: Sep 27, 2011 12:30 AM

    Dallas offense was a wreck. Romo got through it on sheer will.

  12. highoctane1 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:30 AM

    Dan Bailey – 6 for 6, and after a game tying 4th quarter field goal and game winning OT field goal last week. Not bad for a guy who barely made the team.

  13. thompgk says: Sep 27, 2011 12:30 AM

    11th come from behind victory in the 4th quarter in his career

  14. torgerl says: Sep 27, 2011 12:31 AM

    How bout them cowboys!!! I loved charles davis quote – “tony romo’s bandwagon needs super-reinforced shocks right now.”

  15. Mr. Super-Cool Awesome says: Sep 27, 2011 12:31 AM

    America’s Team is triumphant once again.

  16. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 27, 2011 12:32 AM

    He throws 0 TDs and an INT. The defense won the game.

  17. rjwalnuts says: Sep 27, 2011 12:32 AM

    Where’s all the HAIL HAIL HAIL, lmfao the Skins can’t beat THAT version of the Cowboys??? FAIL EM UP!!!!! (Again hahahaha)

  18. nyctexan says: Sep 27, 2011 12:33 AM

    Hell yea Tony

  19. skins23 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:34 AM

    Good game, tough loss. That 3rd and long was a killer, as was the botched FG. Cowboys got a LOT of lucky bounces where the ball seemed to always land right in their hands.

    I look forward to Dallas coming to DC and hopefully well get the bounces next time….

  20. brewlandia says: Sep 27, 2011 12:35 AM

    My favorite post-game comment was Romo basically saying he had to suck it up and not worry about his injuries on game day, because “there are only games on 16 days of the year”. I thought to myself, “Yep, SIXTEEN is about right, Tony, because your Cowboys sure ain’t makin’ it to the playoffs.”

  21. slickmarine says: Sep 27, 2011 12:36 AM

    10. Both sides suffered from ridiculous calls. The personal foul against Dallas (Ball) was so obviously legal that both Jaws and John were complaining. And when Washington’s tackle literally tackled Ware to keep him from sacking Rex, no flag was thrown and Gruden had to choke it down. Not sure that either team should have won that game, but the zebras gave the worst performance.

  22. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:37 AM

    Enjoy the Extra-Tangy St. Loser BBQ sauce, Redskins fans.

  23. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:40 AM

    The defense won the game.

    —————

    So what. Roethlisberger gets that all the time.

  24. ishoulbeagm says: Sep 27, 2011 12:40 AM

    @youmadcauseimstylingonyou

    Not with his potty mouth.

  25. kwk69 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:40 AM

    Take that DEADSKINS!!!! Talked all that trash and you could not even beat a bunch of injured players!!! You really won’t want to play us when we get everybody healthy!!!

  26. jdandcoke says: Sep 27, 2011 12:41 AM

    with that pathetic excuse for an offensive line, he’s soon going to be captain brokeback (actually, that name already fits romo).

  27. isphet71 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:41 AM

    The Cowboys are going to have to play a LOT better than that to compete against the Lions next Sunday.

  28. meana55 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:41 AM

    Any one of the botched snaps could have cost the Cowboys the game… I guess now we know why Gurode was paid the big bucks but later got cut.

  29. trollaikman8 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:42 AM

    Ok I’ll say it….The Cowboys Junior Varsity team beat up on the Redskins.

    Your owner wore his best bad suit from the late 1980′s….your entire 46 man roster came out onto the midfield star to a stirring pep rally….your verbal leader Hall made one tackle, but it included a 15-yd facemask….Your vaunted rushing attack was a non factor.

    Bless your little hearts for trying. What rivalry?

    61-38.

  30. leo310xskinsfan says: Sep 27, 2011 12:44 AM

    well redskins blew it no doubt 3rd n 21 missed field goal 2nd n 9 rex gets sacked !!! but is qll good it was in dallas and DC in were we got next !!! ok we lost but redskins show me is not last year n beat the rams dont tell me is the same oh skins !!! good win dallas but keep it real we messed up ask romo he know’s !!!!! skinsallda

  31. ou1248 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:44 AM

    Could disagree more with the need to dial back the offensive playcalling, and I point to the Dallas defense as a perfect example. Rob Ryan called plays from deep inside the playbook before you could say the defense was installed. It is incumbent upon the players to learn the playbook. They are professionals. It goes against everything JG preaches to dial it back. NEXT MAN UP

  32. milburg2 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:49 AM

    Go Romo…

    Haters gonna hate!

  33. rwjk says: Sep 27, 2011 12:52 AM

    D. Hall makes good plays. He also makes bad plays.

  34. manofaiki says: Sep 27, 2011 12:57 AM

    I realize Sean Lee was coming off a knee injury when we drafted him last year, but Jesus. 3 starts this year, he’s got 33 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries?

    I smell Pro Bowl.

  35. omnipresentfan says: Sep 27, 2011 12:58 AM

    This game was gift wrapped and handed to the Skins but the skins didn’t bite. Same ol’ skins…on their way back to the basement.

    Now we all get to hear how much of a hero Romo is all week. This sickens me in the worse way.

  36. timegambit says: Sep 27, 2011 1:01 AM

    Entertaining game of “Guess When The Snaps Comin’,” Romo has going with his center.

  37. footballfanman says: Sep 27, 2011 1:02 AM

    Hail to the Redskins! Get some redzone production and this game is ours. Make that fumbled field goal and this game is ours. We’re still rebuilding but in these next few years and we are going to be good.

  38. hendeeze says: Sep 27, 2011 1:02 AM

    LOL, Romo the media darling.
    Romo’s M.O. is to fail in big games.
    He has yet to play a big game this season.

  39. 504in860 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:07 AM

    Neither one of these teams are very good.

  40. skinsftwbookit says: Sep 27, 2011 1:21 AM

    yea, leading your team to 5 field goals is the stuff legends are made of. lmao

  41. mataug says: Sep 27, 2011 1:22 AM

    Can somebody give me an idea why Haslett called an all out blitz three times in a row ?

  42. east96st says: Sep 27, 2011 1:25 AM

    Too bad Romo didn’t go to podium and complain about the officiating. “Every highlight, every film, they’re breaking my bones! Something catastrophic gonna happen!”.

  43. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:30 AM

    LoL @ captain comeback….coming back on teams he had no reason being behind in the 1st place?

    How bout calling their Center Captain Point Shaver.

  44. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Sep 27, 2011 1:31 AM

    Both defenses looked pretty solid…or both offenses looked poor. Grossman just couldn’t seem to settle down. He needs to learn how to better protect the ball. He definitely isn’t clutch. Still, curious to see how they bounce back visiting a struggling Rams team with a depleted secondary.

    Ryan has done an amazing job with little time or secondary personnel. Don’t understand why the Skins offense didn’t run the no-huddle against the most substituted defense in the league.

    @ rjwalnuts

    You are miserable little man. Smoke a jay. Chill the f*ck out.

  45. kevpft says: Sep 27, 2011 1:35 AM

    “Grossman seems just good enough to get you beat.”

    That’s a popular cliche these days (see: Kyle Orton), but even though I’m not sold on Grossman yet, I don’t think it’s fair.

    He’s made it to a Super Bowl, and is now 2-1 leading a team that looked like a train wreck waiting to happen before the season. How many other QBs can say that?

    If there’s one thing the Cowboys and Redskins both need, it’s a return to some kind of stability, baseline success, and reduced drama. Both teams are in the best position for that in ages. Hope they manage to keep it up, even if it takes messy games like this one to do it.

  46. bhindenemylines says: Sep 27, 2011 1:37 AM

    skins23 says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:34 AM
    Good game, tough loss. That 3rd and long was a killer, as was the botched FG. Cowboys got a LOT of lucky bounces where the ball seemed to always land right in their hands.

    I look forward to Dallas coming to DC and hopefully well get the bounces next time….

    ————————————–

    Really???

    Our QB had broken rib.

    Our #1 WR was out.

    Our #2 WR was playing hurt.

    Our #1 RB had a seperated shoulder.

    How are the skins going to beat a healthy Dallas Cowboys on 11/20/11???

    Really…please tell me how…

  47. wttoolman says: Sep 27, 2011 1:39 AM

    ^^^^ So, next game, the Cowboys will get to hold and literally tackle the redskins d-linemen and not get penalized for it?

  48. grandpoopah says: Sep 27, 2011 1:39 AM

    The Bills and Lions are undefeated, Chris Johnson sucks, Peyton Manning is out due to injury, and Tony Romo is Captain Comeback. Morpheus, I think I took the wrong pill!

  49. duncanthecat says: Sep 27, 2011 1:57 AM

    Every OL in the NFC East has major issues. The one that can develop during the year and stay healthy will lead their team to the divisional title.

  50. buzzbissinger says: Sep 27, 2011 2:00 AM

    Wow, that was the most amazing 6 field gold win I’ve ever witnessed. Mr. Goodell, MORE NFC East please!

  51. localbandhero says: Sep 27, 2011 2:00 AM

    “Lucky Bounces”?

    How about DeMarcus Ware being tackled like he was a back and held for most of the game? How about an attrocious “helmet to helmet” call against Dallas? How about the holding call on Bennet that no camera could see?

    Don’t act like Dallas somehow benefited from “Luck” this game, unless by “Luck” you mean “being the better team.”

  52. kingleo78 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:03 AM

    If any other teams are looking for a veteran WR, Kevin Ogletree should be available by Tuesday afternoon. Call Valley Ranch for details.

  53. rocketpigweb says: Sep 27, 2011 2:11 AM

    Dallas D played lights out, but lets be honest. Redskins had Dallas in the perfect situation to put them down. Dallas can’t expect to win too many with that type of performance. Gutsy, but that isn’t going to hold up over 13 more games.

  54. gi141 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:22 AM

    What’s up with those terrible Dallas sports fans. They boo’ed constantly, and their team was staging a comeback win. They boo’ed running plays, they boo’ed in-completions, they boo’ed Field Goals. I swear if that game was in Philly, the broadcast team would never have shut up about the home town fans being such awful people.

    I don’t know what kind of people are buying tickets down in Dallas, but that’s one heck of a ignorant fan base to boo a team fighting to comeback against a 2-0 division opponent.

  55. bearsrulepackdrool says: Sep 27, 2011 2:28 AM

    We’ll see if he’s still “Captain Comeback” in the playoffs (IF).

  56. thefiesty1 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:45 AM

    CowBabies! Dang, I thought they were playing a football game and a soccer match broke out. 6 field goals??? Give us a break. 60 yards for leading receiver? That’s exciting.

  57. Soulman45 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:58 AM

    The cowgirls should get ready for a good beat down
    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS is coming to town.
    cowgirls 21
    LIONS 35

  58. cowboysallday says: Sep 27, 2011 3:16 AM

    Give dan Bailey some credit! The cowboys have had a kickers curse for years. Finally a kicker that can do his job

  59. savannahrose44 says: Sep 27, 2011 3:24 AM

    Tony Romo is captain comeback…sure and Tavaris Jackson is Captain composure…The written word is not always true.

  60. 4t9er says: Sep 27, 2011 4:49 AM

    Captain Comeback is reserved to people coming back from higher points deficit (i.e. Fitzpatrick)

  61. lamp2266 says: Sep 27, 2011 5:15 AM

    Who’s wearing the TARGET NOW , DeAngelo ???

  62. vahawker says: Sep 27, 2011 5:18 AM

    Captain Regular season strikes again. He’ll still be Captain Choke if they somehow make the playoffs.

  63. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 27, 2011 5:20 AM

    Against a big time pass rush, the Redskins offense looked lost. We blitz, Romo hits open receivers. Dallas blitzes, Rex has nobody open. That was the difference in this game.

  64. discosucs2005 says: Sep 27, 2011 5:42 AM

    I never thought Romo was that much of a chocker. I just think people had ridiculously high expectations because he played for a media centric team. All his mistakes have been heavily magnified. Plenty of other QBs have had dismal late game or playoff records, but when you play for a team like the Cowboys, which ESPN insists on talking about every six seconds, you are going to get talked about more often than most NFL players.

    I do however think two wins (against teams with subpar QBs) is not going to be enough for him to shake the “chocker” reputation. I don’t know if it would require a Super Bowl, but I’m guessing probably at least a deep playoff run and an exit for which a play by his cannot be the main highlight (like the infamous Seattle game).

  65. honolulubluekoolaid says: Sep 27, 2011 5:46 AM

    Looking forward to seeing how Romo does against the Lions….

  66. joetoronto says: Sep 27, 2011 5:49 AM

    What happened, I thought Rex “Mr Inconsistent” Grossman was all that?

    HAIL!

  67. bucks12965 says: Sep 27, 2011 6:09 AM

    Aside from making bad decisions & just not protecting the ball…Grossman’s 20 yard passes are soft, looping rainbows. Skins would have won easily with some decent QB play.

  68. phillyphever says: Sep 27, 2011 6:14 AM

    curtispaintersbackup says:
    Sep 27, 2011 12:29 AM

    And the week long glorifying of Romo begins. God help us all.

    Better than a week long of Deadskins honks on here tooting their horns.

  69. pinesrob says: Sep 27, 2011 6:19 AM

    Looks like when Romo gets high on drugs( pain killers) he becomes like a angry drunk…I like it :)

  70. tennesseeoilers says: Sep 27, 2011 6:44 AM

    Come on PFT, you’re better than that. I’ve hated the Cowboys since birth and even I could tell you that Romo has been the most dominant in the 4th quarter. That is as long as it wasn’t a clutch game. Put him in a must-win scenario for a playoff birth or in the actual playoffs and he chokes in the clutch. That’s the Romo way.

  71. prior0knowledge says: Sep 27, 2011 6:47 AM

    And on the redskins last offensive play with 28 secs left, where the eff was grossman running for? Just throw the ball away and try again.

  72. phillyfan4ever says: Sep 27, 2011 6:54 AM

    Wait till the playoffs when their either not in them or he goes back to Captain Choke

  73. byrds71 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:08 AM

    We ‘ll see who’s left standing come December, Eagles win division, Giants and Cowboys fight for the wild card. I love how 3 games makes a season for so many writers and fans. Injuries, and how quickly players and coaches jell as a team will decide who’s left standing, and talent and heart will be the difference maker along with some luck as well. Predicting a football game is about as difficult as predicting a horse race, avoiding injury, skill, luck and the want-to are the keys.

  74. ham1 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:13 AM

    Poorly played game. I wouldnt go beating your chest and crowing about how great the win was.
    Your lucky you got it. You better get that center some coaching or its going to be a long season.
    HTTR

  75. jdreed68 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:13 AM

    @YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Sep 27, 2011 12:14 AM

    Rob Ryan keeps this up and he’ll be a head coach for someone next year.

    Hopefully for the Eagles!

  76. qdog112 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:15 AM

    He’s still Sir Choke-Alot to me. All the fabricated drama was a joke.

  77. stanmackley says: Sep 27, 2011 7:18 AM

    oh gawwwsh, i am so tired of hearing about the hero that is tony romo. this is all jerry jones generated hogwash. ROMO 2012! pffffff

  78. Bearfan54 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:22 AM

    Romo is my hero.

  79. starderup says: Sep 27, 2011 7:23 AM

    Exciting news. The least crappy team won. So we should all bow down to Romo? He still sucks. He always will. Get used to it.

  80. onthewagonsince90 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:28 AM

    If romo is capt comeback, what does that make Fitzpatrick? Lieutenant?

  81. paperlions says: Sep 27, 2011 7:51 AM

    You can’t be Captain Comeback if you can’t put the ball in the endzone a single time…it’s in the Captain Comeback bylaws.

  82. sj39 says: Sep 27, 2011 7:56 AM

    Romo > Brady

  83. scudbot says: Sep 27, 2011 7:58 AM

    “Rob Ryan keeps this up and he’ll be a head coach for someone next year”? Because they stopped the mighty mighty ‘Skins? In one of the worst played football games ever seen on MNF? Well, okay. Maybe the J-E-T-S.

  84. dopesimms says: Sep 27, 2011 8:04 AM

    @starderup

    Who is your team’s QB? Cause if it’s not Tom Brady. Then Tony Romo has more touchdowns than your QB over the past 4 years. Even with the season that he missed entirely.

  85. therealsmiley says: Sep 27, 2011 8:20 AM

    It was a good defensive game. Both offenses look lost. A Top CB is supposed to be able to cover one on one. 3rd and 21…..I’d call a blitz everytime. Hail!!

  86. swarlesbarrkley says: Sep 27, 2011 8:44 AM

    Captain Comeback? Dallas’ Offense didn’t score a touchdown the entire game..

  87. thousandcasts says: Sep 27, 2011 8:49 AM

    And in Allen Park, the Lions D-Line can’t wait to get on the field against the ‘Boys O-line. Romo better be working on that quick release. Not taking anything away from Romo, but his O-line is probably worse than what Stafford has in front of him…and that’s pretty brutal as well. Call this the miracle game if both QB’s make it out alive this Sunday.

  88. luvwitten says: Sep 27, 2011 9:06 AM

    All you Redskins fans crying about how the Boys could only score fg’s… guess what, they were playing with a broke QB, 4th string receivers (and one who they just signed this week… who burned the skins a few times), and a rookie o-line. And yet, your starting squad couldn’t beat them, so what’s worse really? And tell your boy DeAngelo that next time he’s gonna talk crap, don’t get beat on 3rd and 21 by an injured receiver. haha

  89. luvwitten says: Sep 27, 2011 9:08 AM

    Aw, starder… lemme guess, dolphins fan? Denver maybe? lol… so sad.

  90. bh83 says: Sep 27, 2011 9:08 AM

    I feel like the cowboys need to start looking for a successor for Romo in the next 1 to 2 years. He’s 31, his stats aren’t bad but I just dont think he has that “it” factor, the Brady, Brees, Manning Rogers factor. I know some non “it” factor Qb’s have won superbowls in the past but they are perfect storms so to speak. Romo never seems to perform at that elite level when a meaningful game is on the line. With the cowboys usually being a mediocre team, they really need that quarterback that can carry the team to wins, consistently.

  91. luvwitten says: Sep 27, 2011 9:09 AM

    raiderlyfe510 says:Sep 27, 2011 1:30 AM

    LoL @ captain comeback….coming back on teams he had no reason being behind in the 1st place?

    How bout calling their Center Captain Point Shaver.

    Really? Lol they were playing with 4th string players. Still hurting from that loss to the almighty Bills i see. hahaha

  92. luvwitten says: Sep 27, 2011 9:12 AM

    And shouldn’t you Eagles fans be over there reading about your whining, crying, 100 million dollar QB?

  93. Land Snark says: Sep 27, 2011 9:13 AM

    It’s so hilarious to listen to everyone get all excited about Romo being “tough” for playing with hurt ribs as if he were the first and only one.

    Steve McNair once made a career of playing hurt continually. Some of you might even remember how ESPN talking heads would note how “tough” McNair was for it.

    Whatever. He played and it wasn’t that great a game. Wake me up when he hangs 300+ yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 Ints and I’ll be impressed.

  94. Derty Ernie says: Sep 27, 2011 9:16 AM

    I think Grossman is myopic. He’s so worried about being hit that he decides who the ball is going to on a pass play coming out of the huddle.
    Rather than look over the defense and adjust his thinking, he goes with his plan a.
    Hence lots of interceptions or almosies.
    You will not win championships with this guy. Hes a backup thats it.

  95. luvwitten says: Sep 27, 2011 9:22 AM

    Aw, land snark, it’s so sad to spend so much time being a hater, it’s ok if you want to decide to like a good team, u can come on over. I’d love to see you get knocked around with broken ribs. No really, i would love to see it…

  96. grilledjesus says: Sep 27, 2011 9:27 AM

    4 quarters, 18pts, 6 Fgs. Get Capt. Comeback to Canton right now!

  97. pappysarcasm says: Sep 27, 2011 9:31 AM

    Every NFL owner should have a few ref’s in his pocket! Like Jerrah!

  98. snaponrules says: Sep 27, 2011 9:43 AM

    Not hard to be captain comeback when the officials give you the game. Not a fan of either team but you could tell it was the same old cowboys who get every call they need when they need it.
    The line was holding like crazy on the big play to dez. But the officials had their jerrah (cash) blinders on. Ware offsides several times, no problem he deserves to get a free head start.
    Same old cowboys if you cant win with talent, fund another way to win.

  99. snowpea84 says: Sep 27, 2011 9:44 AM

    Captain Comecak? Why because now he’s narrowly beating mediocre teams? He’ll lose to the good teams and then still be considered a choker, when in fact, he’s just not a good enough qb to beat good teams with any consistency.

  100. mrjnumber1 says: Sep 27, 2011 9:49 AM

    He’s had to lead comebacks against the Redskins and 49ers. His team blows, and it’s embarrassing how much he’s had to put up with such dumb center play his whole career.

  101. boysroll says: Sep 27, 2011 9:53 AM

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!!!!1ST PLACE BABY!!!

  102. worldsgreatest says: Sep 27, 2011 9:55 AM

    Same old Skins. Has there been a team thats lost more fourth quarter leads, in league history? I can’t take it anymore.

    And please, stop saying Rex brought his team to the Super Bowl. Stop it. Just stop.

    He was a quarterback on a team that made it to the Super Bowl. That’s it.

    His completion percentage was 54.6, he averaged 6.7 yards per completion, threw 23 Tds to 20 picks, and lost eight fumbles.

    EIGHT!

  103. comeonnowguys says: Sep 27, 2011 10:00 AM

    He stunk against the Jets
    He beat the Niners
    He beat the Skins

    Did someone hit the Tom Brady turbo-hype button?

  104. richc111 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:09 AM

    He should be called Captain Comeback. This week he lead the Cowboys, Week 1 he led the Jets to a comeback. Doesn’t matter what team he is in there somewhere

  105. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:11 AM

    We’ll see if he’s still “Captain Comeback” in the playoffs (IF).

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    Yeah nobody needs to hear that kind of stuff from a freaking Bores fan.

  106. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:12 AM

    Captain Comecak? Why because now he’s narrowly beating mediocre teams? He’ll lose to the good teams and then still be considered a choker, when in fact, he’s just not a good enough qb to beat good teams with any consistency.

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    Rub some salve on it.

  107. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:15 AM

    Whatever. He played and it wasn’t that great a game. Wake me up when he hangs 300+ yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 Ints and I’ll be impressed.

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    He almost did that against the 49ers (345 passing yards, no INTs, but only 2 TD passes)

  108. howley1 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:22 AM

    Wait till the playoffs when their either not in them or he goes back to Captain Choke

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    Dude, every Eagles season for the past 50 years has ended with a playoff loss or out of the playoffs altogether. All those highly drafted QBs… Jaworski, Cunningham, McNabb, Vick, Snead, Gabriel… undrafted Tony Romo is better than all of them ever were.

  109. comeonnowguys says: Sep 27, 2011 11:08 AM

    Tony Romo is better than McNabb and Michael Vick? I’m no Eagle fan, but LOL. Settle down, boy.

  110. jerruhjones21 says: Sep 27, 2011 11:29 AM

    hendeeze says:Sep 27, 2011 1:02 AM

    LOL, Romo the media darling.
    Romo’s M.O. is to fail in big games.
    He has yet to play a big game this season.

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    Yes he has – he caused the loss to YETS…

  111. robertallen1958 says: Sep 27, 2011 11:30 AM

    lol @ redskin fans talking about how bad Romo is, i will take a hurt Romo over Rex Grossman any day of the week, Romo showed guts out there, i don’t know of any other job i could preform with broken ribs let alone football, the redskins had every reason and ability to beat the boys, qb hurt, oline rookies, wr hurt or not playing, same for rb, the Cowboys won because of one thing, Tony Romo. you can say all the negative things you want but last nite with the game on the line who preformed, lets just say it wasn’t Rex

  112. deepsouthrunner says: Sep 27, 2011 11:36 AM

    dopesimms says: Sep 27, 2011 8:04 AM

    @starderup

    Who is your team’s QB? Cause if it’s not Tom Brady. Then Tony Romo has more touchdowns than your QB over the past 4 years. Even with the season that he missed entirely.
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    Huh? My QB is named Drew Brees and he has thrown more TDs than Tony Romo over the past four years. From 2007-2010 seasons (last four complete seasons) Tony Romo has 99 TDs. Drew Brees has 129. So to match what Brees threw, Romo (who threw 11 TDs before going out for the season in 2010) would have still needed to throw 30 more touchdowns in the remaining 2010 season to match Drew Brees.

    If you want to omit the 2010 season since Tony didn’t get the chance to throw for those 30 additional TDs, from 2007-2009 Romo threw 88 tds, Brees threw 96. (They both rushed for 3 TDs each over those years, too).

    So where did you get this “more TDs than everyone except Tom Brady” stat from?

  113. robertallen1958 says: Sep 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    comeonnowguys says: Sep 27, 2011 11:08 AM

    Tony Romo is better than McNabb and Michael Vick? I’m no Eagle fan, but LOL. Settle down, boy.
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    Romo better than Mcnapp, or Vice, well yea, your seeing now that T.O. was right about Mcnapp all along and Vice, he can’t read a defense and reverts to running and then gets hurt, Vice won’t make it thru the whole season, thats why the Falcons let him go, and someone wake Mcnapp its game time.

  114. bringbacktheflex says: Sep 27, 2011 12:17 PM

    Why aren’t people calling for Brady to be cut or traded or replaced? He threw 4 INTs and cost his team the game. Oh, that’s right – he’s not a Dallas QB.

    Don’t forget, it’s been a long time since Brady won a meaingful game. I guess he’s over-rated.

  115. jerruhjones21 says: Sep 27, 2011 12:30 PM

    deepsouthrunner says:Sep 27, 2011 11:36 AM

    So where did you get this “more TDs than everyone except Tom Brady” stat from?

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    Hi nickname is “dope” so I am guessing an orifice below his waist…

  116. chocolatebaconbutter says: Sep 27, 2011 1:13 PM

    Romo sucks.

  117. pmac9102 says: Sep 27, 2011 1:20 PM

    @robertallen

    How many times has Tony Romo been past the 2nd rd of the playoffs? The answer is zero. McNabb? 5 times, including 1 super bowl appearance. Vick? One time. Hell, Cunningham went to an NFC Championship game, as did Jaworski, who also went to a Super Bowl. So spare me the Tony Romo is god crap. Is he a good QB? Yes. Is he a great QB? Not so much.

  118. samsjmail says: Sep 27, 2011 1:26 PM

    Romo haters need to buy a clue. Romo is all this team has going for them. Without him, they have zero chance. Parcells has been gone for 5 years now, but the only good players on the team are guys that he brought in:

    Tony Romo
    Jason Witten
    Demarcus Ware
    Jay Ratliff
    Miles Austin

    5 years of Jerry’s in charge = 4 failed years of idiot boy (Wade Phillips), T.O. (he’s why Parcells quit), 3 rookies starting on the OL, Martellus Bennet (the ultimate spare), 2 spares playing defensive end, revolving door at safety, Jenkins at corner, a reality star as the 4th wideout. This is not a talented team.

    Without Romo, the Cowboys are just like the Vikings without Favre…….pitiful.

  119. bringbacktheflex says: Sep 27, 2011 1:38 PM

    pmac9102 commented:
    “How many times has Tony Romo been past the 2nd rd of the playoffs? The answer is zero. McNabb? 5 times, including 1 super bowl appearance. Vick? One time. Hell, Cunningham went to an NFC Championship game, as did Jaworski, who also went to a Super Bowl. So spare me the Tony Romo is god crap. Is he a good QB? Yes. Is he a great QB? Not so much”

    I didn’t realize that McNabb and Vick got to the playoffs all by themselves. Wow. That IS impressive. I thought the rules required a center to snap the ball to the QB and you had to have at least 5 guys on the line of scrimmage. Shows you what I know.

    You sound like Vick or McNabb took a girl scout troop to the playoffs.

  120. materialman80 says: Sep 27, 2011 2:37 PM

    P-l-e-a-s-e….I think I’m going to be sick.

  121. samsjmail says: Sep 27, 2011 2:50 PM

    “How many times has Tony Romo been past the 2nd rd of the playoffs?”

    His team sucks and the talent has been declining since Parcells left. Does that matter?

  122. aholland00 says: Sep 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    Where do I start about Romo ? The fact that nobody nationally is questioning how bad his “injury” was and that it “heeled” so quickly ? everyday football fans across the country are wondering about it ! And the timing of the “injury” ? the week before (and seasons before) the national guys, and teammates questioned his heart.
    The Cowboys front office does a great job each year putting talent around Romo. But he lacks the leadership ability to lead the team thru key moments and key games.
    So now, because of this “heart wrenching comeback”, we are all going to have to be subjected to the overwhelming Romo love affair this week.
    I feel a migraine coming my way !

  123. bringbacktheflex says: Sep 27, 2011 5:06 PM

    aholland00 says:
    “But he lacks the leadership ability to lead the team thru key moments and key games.”

    Hmm. 11 come from behind victories. Two last minute wins in the last two weeks.

    And “key games”… falling to 0-2 or 0-3 would have ended the season. I’d say those were key games. Only 12% of teams that start 0-2 even reach the playoffs, so I’d call those wins “key”.

    And NO QB leadership ability is going to make your defense play better and tackle better, or your receivers catch the ball, or your O-line block better.

    But you knew all this, you’re just trolling for an argument.

  124. logic4sale says: Sep 27, 2011 5:17 PM

    Wow, before the season I thought Shanahan was washing this season to get Luck but now I think he really believes, or believed in Rex. What a mistake (Bears fans will tell you). Meanwhile, the Colts are gonna end up with Luck coming in to learn behind Peyton Manning. Another loss for the Redskins.

  125. 20bust11 says: Sep 27, 2011 9:23 PM

    The knock on Romo is that he fails in clutch situations.
    With zero tds, and one pick, he basically failed seven times, in one game.
    Tony doesn’t rank in the top 10, out of 32.
    Dallas needed a QB years ago, and still does.
    If his excuse, this time, is he was too injured to play, then he shouldn’t have played.
    ESPN is making a hero out of a guy who couldn’t go home, because a goal post was in front of his house.

  126. golonger says: Sep 28, 2011 3:43 PM

    Foreskins had to CHEAT and they still couldn’t win…….they are PRETENDERS!!!!

  127. bittersportspills says: Sep 29, 2011 12:34 AM

    It cracks me up when I read Cowboysfan talking about how they clubbed the Redskins.
    The Redskins stink. Their 2-0 start was fraudulent.
    Cowboysfan, let this stew: Your two “wins” were over teams with a combined 12-20 record from last season, with no real noticeable sign of improvement. The only reason they won was because Rex Grossman is incapable of leading a proficient offense. Cowboysfan, you defeated Alex Smith and Rex Grossman. That’s not exactly Tom Brady throwing it around on you.

    Romo looks like a hero, but the real hero was his cracked rib. It made him play with some pace to avoid the hits. He got the ball out instead of trying to make too many plays…which is usually what gets him into trouble. Thinking isn’t Romo’s strong suit. If I were Cowboysfan, I’d hope he played with a broken rib the rest of the season. Maybe they’d have a chance.

  128. waynefontes says: Sep 29, 2011 7:21 AM

    Right.. because the first thing someone thinks when they hear the name Tony Romo is “comeback”.. as opposed to “choke”….

  129. obithejedi says: Sep 30, 2011 9:48 AM

    Interesting nickname. Would have been a bit more deserved if he’d have actually thrown a touchdown pass instead of relying on the kicker six times to beat a Redskins team with a very weak offense.

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