The word reverberates in his mind following every heart-breaking, season ending defeat: Choke. When you look up choke in the dictionary, a picture of Tony Romo’s face comes up, and all you see is that smug grin that makes us Eagle fans hate on him so much. Choking is all he’s ever done in the clutch, and for the life of me, I don’t know how anyone in their right mind can actually put the Cowboys in the Super Bowl conversation entering this season. Sure, they will make the playoffs. Heck, with the amount of talent they have on both sides of the ball, they should win the division handily. And as the Eagles will almost assuredly be eliminated from contention by season’s end, at least I can sit back and enjoy watching Romo conjure up yet another creative way to blow an 11-12 win season for the Dallas Cowboys. Things just seem so much easier during the regular season, huh Tony?
Let’s think back to Romo’s first ever playoff start…you remember, right Cowboys fans? The game where Romo drove the Cowboys all the way down the field to set up the would be go ahead field goal, then botched the snap on the field goal attempt? And then there was the 44-6 loss to the Eagles on the final day of the regular season, and of course last season, when Romo was absolutely manhandled by the ferocious Minnesota defensive front. Well, news flash, Tony…it’s not easy to win playoff games in the NFL, so stop crying. You are to blame for the Cowboys failures over the last few years.
I will say, however, that I commend the job done by Jerry Jones in the last few months. He’s been able to overcome all the hardships in his life and avoid being drunkenly videotaped saying something outrageously stupid to a complete stranger. Cowboy fans, you should be proud.
Prediction: Dallas will finish 12-4 and lose in the second round. And yes, I will have my popcorn ready.