Tony Romo Fumbles Away Game vs Jets (VIDEO)
The Tony Romo we’ve come to know and love finally showed up in the 4th quarter of tonight’s Jets-Cowboys tilt at the newly-christened MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
After an impressive three quarters of football, Romo and the Cowboys led New York 24-17 with 9:12 remaining in the game, and 3rd & goal from the 2-yard line. With a chance to seal the win with a touchdown (or at least a field goal), Romo took the snap from shotgun, looked right, then left, then straight downfield before tucking the ball and deciding to run for it. See if you can guess what happens next:
The Jets later tied the game on a blocked punt & return for a score, and Romo – who finished 23-of-36 for 342 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT – had a chance at a game-winning drive with under a minute to play. But Romo’s first pass attempt was an awful one, getting picked off by Darrelle Revis, which set up Jets kicker Nick Folk to be the hero, drilling a 50-yard field goal with :27 to go.
For his part, Romo owned up to the loss after the game:
“We win that football game if I don’t do what I did. We lost this game because of me,” Romo said.
That’s all well and good, but with this latest glaring example, Romo has only furthered his reputation for falling apart at the seams when it matters most. Granted it’s only one loss, but despite playing well for most of the game against the vaunted Jets secondary, the Cowboys faithful are rightfully freaking out right now, and Jason Garrett will need to figure out how his team can put it together for a full 60 minutes of football without shooting themselves in the foot.