Tony Romo played a masterful game on Sunday, right up until his final pass, an interception that set the Broncos up for their game-winning field goal. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he’ll remember that game for the way Romo played before that final pass.
Jones said after the game that although it will take some time for the Cowboys to get over their 51-48 loss, he is proud of his team. And Jones noted that this was more a game that Peyton Manning and his team won than a game that Romo and his teammates lost.
“We’re sick. We’re really sick,” Jones said. “Not a lot to be said. These guys — are they going to get over it? Well, they’re not going to get over it any time soon, over the next few hours or days. We’ve got a lot of ‘what ifs’ in our mind. Certainly, we’re going to go over specific plays, but the ones we really could criticize, Peyton had a lot to do with that. But I am so proud of our team, I am so proud of Romo.”
Jones should be proud. Romo deserves an enormous amount of credit for completing 25 of 36 passes for 506 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception. Romo played well enough for the Cowboys to beat 30 of the NFL’s 31 other teams. Unfortunately, the Cowboys were playing Peyton Manning and the Broncos.