Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tony Romo Shows Why He Can Take Dallas Cowboys To Playoffs

Just a week ago, Tony Romo was a complete goat for two turnovers committed in the fourth quarter in a loss against the New York Jets.

Today, with another road game against the San Francisco 49ers, Romo was once again set up to be the fall guy.  If the Cowboys had not won the game, or (more specifically) Romo had not been involved in that fourth quarter comeback, Romo would have been labeled a choker again.

However, this time that's not what happened.  Romo, shaking off a reported broken rib, put himself back into the game at the end of the third quarter.  He then led the Cowboys on two fourth-quarter scoring drives to tie the game up at the end of regulation.

Then, on the Cowboys' first play in overtime, Romo lasers a perfectly thrown ball to Jesse Holley for a 77-yard play that sets up the game-winning field goal.

Romo should get as much credit for this win as he got blame for the loss to the Jets last week.  He showed a lot of guts playing with a very painful injury.  Time will tell how much this injury will affect his future play, but for now Romo should be happy with how he is playing.

Today he was 20-33 for 345 yards (missing three drives/most of the third quarter), with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a QB rating of 116.4.

Romo is doing the things required of him to win games.  More importantly, today he showed that he can play hurt and still win.  With the defense constantly improving, the only thing that can block the Cowboys from a playoff run is injuries.

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