The Dallas Cowboys gave it their all against arguably the league’s best team, the Denver Broncos. They put up 48 points and had the ball in a tie game with 2-and-a-half minutes left. Then Tony Romo through an interception giving the ball to Denver, and essentially the game.
It had Romo detractors salivating and Romo supporters fighting for their quarterback.
“I’m so encouraged,” Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m extremely encouraged over the way we competed, the way we were undaunted. I’m encouraged we played at the level we played in a lot of areas.
“This was a moral victory today for us.”
Defensive captain Sean Lee didn’t quite see it that way.
“Absolutely not,” Lee said. “Defensively, it was a terrible performance. We have to find a way to get better. There is no way around it. The last two weeks, we have been terrible.
“The way we’re playing, we’re not helping our team at all. That’s the standard right now in the NFL. If we want to be a championship team, we’ve got to be able to stop a team like that.
“We’re not even close right now.”