Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo played the greatest game of his career on Sunday afternoon against the undefeated Denver Broncos, but the only throw people will remember is the game-changing interception with two minutes to go that ultimately led to the game-winning field goal for Peyton Manning and company.
Romo completed 25 of 36 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns before the interception and his performance made owner Jerry Jones very proud, despite the result of the game and crucial mistake.
“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.”
Knocking Romo for the loss is absurd, when you look at how much he did to keep his team in the game.
The performance was certainly something to be proud about, but in the end the interception will hang over the game and force people to continue their “Romo isn’t clutch” storyline.