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Tony Romo throws well, but can’t hold onto football

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Maybe Dr. Jones was right. Maybe Tony Romo is 100 percent.

The Cowboys quarterback saw his first action since back surgery Saturday night, and showed a glimpse of his old form in both directions.

Romo had to step up and out of the pocket before hitting Dez Bryant for a 22-yard gain to convert a second-and-19. He threw deep down the sideline a few plays later, and didn’t immediately come up holding his back.

But then he and DeMarco Murray fumbled an exchange, with Ravens linebacker Courtney Upshaw picking up the gift and returning it 26 yards for a touchdown.

The most danger Romo was in was probably in making a flailing grab for Upshaw.

UPDATE 7:26 p.m. ET: Romo followed up with a 31-yard touchdown pass to a single-covered Dez Bryant. The ball was a bit underthrown (maybe on purpose), but Bryant came back to make a good play on the ball.

That was enough for the night, and he finished 4-of-5 for 80 yards and the touchdown.

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32 Responses to “Tony Romo throws well, but can’t hold onto football”
  1. djstickypants says: Aug 16, 2014 7:23 PM

    Losers loser

  2. hawkwind8 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:31 PM

    It’s not nice to take pleasure in you enemy’s downfall. Anyway I am a Skins fan and couldn’t be happier about the fact that the girls may not win 3 games this year.

    ENJOY THE YEAR DALLAS!!!!!!

  3. jtbsteeler says: Aug 16, 2014 7:31 PM

    I’m watching your game. Two weeks in a row and your defense gets driven on methodically down the field. I’m pleased.

  4. tory707 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:35 PM

    Seriously. I am an eagles fan. I like tony romo but hate jerry jones. Plastic face is everything wrong with that team. It will never be what it was till he sells. The only reason they one three was because of jimmy Johnson. This guy us such a bafoon and his son is a close second.

  5. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:43 PM

    Moving the ball on the Ravens is nice, but yardage doesn’t matter if the team is winning 14-7.

  6. jtbsteeler says: Aug 16, 2014 7:44 PM

    Mosley is lost, Flacco is terrible and Shazier has 5 tackles is the first 4 minutes of the game.

    I’m pleased

  7. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:49 PM

    I live in Coltsland, I won’t get to see the Steeler game until it’s replayed on NFLN.

  8. zack2482 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:51 PM

    Anything to get in a jab on the Cowboys. Romo looked really good and threw the ball with zip. ravens offense didn’t take the field until 4 minutes in the 1st. The they essentially went 3 and out.

  9. dallasdominates says: Aug 16, 2014 7:52 PM

    Tory707 jimmy johnson was the reason Jerry won three super bowls… what is yall excuse for not winning any?

  10. zack2482 says: Aug 16, 2014 7:59 PM

    Meanwhile, where is the headline….Eli 1-6 and 6 yards??? Lol.

  11. jtbsteeler says: Aug 16, 2014 8:00 PM

    Shazier, bust? hahahahaha

  12. jtbsteeler says: Aug 16, 2014 8:01 PM

    Shazier 7 tackles and an int. Hahahaha

  13. dkalev says: Aug 16, 2014 8:03 PM

    That plus very loose salary cap… Take a salary cap plus free agency, never again will dynasties be replicated… That’s what made the patriots such a wonder

  14. hawkwind8 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:03 PM

    Is there a single person in Texas that would take the girls even against Frisco in the opener?

  15. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:04 PM

    Look at Weedon outplaying Flacco.

  16. ravensfansc says: Aug 16, 2014 8:09 PM

    Mosley also has 6 tackles after the first 10 minutes and picking off E.J. Manuel isn’t exactly the biggest deal

  17. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:25 PM

    ravensfansc, yet Manuel is 1-0 against the Ravens.

  18. jtbsteeler says: Aug 16, 2014 8:29 PM

    Mosley looks lost. Tomorrow you wont see any headlines about Mosley… Guess who you’ll see?

  19. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:34 PM

    ravensfansc 4 tackles 1 assist for mosely

  20. shatho1 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:39 PM

    wow the ravens are looking goodcsince Dallas threw in their second string

  21. trefkennedy says: Aug 16, 2014 8:41 PM

    Romo not playing that bad uh?

  22. jmblosser82 says: Aug 16, 2014 8:45 PM

    I almost threw up when Sapp called Romo elite, but he looked good for the most part.

  23. jsrdc says: Aug 16, 2014 10:48 PM

    @ hawkwind8

    It’s not nice to take pleasure in you enemy’s downfall. Anyway I am a Skins fan and couldn’t be happier about the fact that the girls may not win 3 games this year”.

    Uhhhh, you lost all credibility at “Anyway I am a Skins fan. All our condolences.

    When the Cowboys not only win well more than 3 games, but sweep the skins, let’s see how available you suddenly are not on here.

  24. cowboys9366 says: Aug 16, 2014 11:42 PM

    You got to love skins fans. A year after being the second worst team in the league they still talk trash.

  25. rajbais says: Aug 17, 2014 12:17 AM

    He’s actually fine for now. He’s got rust to wear off. I’m not a fan, but I too feel that he shouldn’t be under microscope.

    Didn’t Tom Brady throw a pick-6 yesterday btw?

  26. balsawoods says: Aug 17, 2014 12:54 AM

    Romo plays one set of downs and still throws in only one direction, to his right. All these over paid so called coaches haven’t figured this 3rd stringer QB flaw out yet. Hey! got FILM!

  27. krep123 says: Aug 17, 2014 7:22 AM

    If Cowboys win 3 games, 2 will be against Skins. And I thought someone said the Boys D didn’t play well, looked alright to me.

  28. magilagorilla says: Aug 17, 2014 8:42 AM

    RG 3&13 will not be a redskin in three years. In fact nobody will. They will be called the Washington Pelicans or some such shyte. Oh and RG3&13 will be out of the league due to repeat knee injuries and inabilitiy to hit a guy that is not wide open.

  29. hawkwind8 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:59 AM

    What team do most Cowboy fans consider their biggest rival?

  30. notthetroll says: Aug 17, 2014 12:52 PM

    ^whichever NFC East is currently better than the other two.

    The D played fair with the starters and key backups in. No one is going to confuse the Ravens with the Saints, however.

  31. shatho1 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:02 PM

    @balsawoods- I don’t know exactly what game that you were watching, but one of the first connections he made was to Dez Bryant to the left. learn your directions

  32. wizbanginhumdinger says: Aug 17, 2014 7:02 PM

    Romo is an elite QB,..right up until the game is on the line.

    Romo has quite a knack for making the decisive, game killing mistake when it comes to winning.

    Romo is a highly rated QB. He’s not a winner. He can’t close. He doesn’t have the killer instinct to finish off the game when it matters most. That, is his downfall and ultimately why he will continue to put up numbers but fail to win the big games.

    If you look at a QB like Russell Wilson, he has the killer instinct. He plays at his best when the pressure is at it’s highest,…and he’s only played for two seasons. The level of maturity in Wilson as compared to Romo is night and day. RW3 is already a more accomplished, polished and mature QB than Romo. He doesn’t stand a chance of catching up at this point in his career.

    The Cowboys are years away from even seriously competing in the NFL for a division crown.

    Don’t get me wrong. I love Jerry Jones. He’s the most entertaining guy in the NFL. He cracks me up on a regular basis. I must say, it’s truly of a gift of happiness that he has brought into my life.

    If you look up Jerry Jones in the dictionary,…It will say “Picture removed due to offensive nature”.

    Go Hawks!!!

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