NFL  > Dallas Cowboys  > Tony Romo
September 19, 2011, 09:27 AM
Since most people out there can not recall anything other than Romo's blunders lets look at the 49er game.

Dallas was down 10pts and Kitna just threw 2 picks, 1 in the end zone.

Romo comes back with 2 BROKEN RIBS to lead Dallas to a TD, FG and then the game winner in OT.

I realize he has had his moments, but RARELY, RARELY do people ever recall the good games where he leads the team from behind.

Because let me close with this....

Dallas at 1-1 going home to face the Skins is a hell of a lot better than 0-2...especially with Romo's broken ribs, Jones separated shoulder, Dez still ailing, Newman down and Scandrick out.
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September 19, 2011  09:42 AM ET

was a real good day for romo.... he does rarely get recognition for these type of games. honestly, i can't remember many where he played like this late in the game, but i'm sure there are a few. broken ribs are so painful, not sure how he did it - he does have some heart and drive. but got to get ready for next week and a tough schedule. let's hope we can keep it going!

September 19, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Yes....playing with a broken rib is bad enough, let alone TWO!

He did show some serious heart coming back into the game, especially with them down 2 scores.

I got to say, it is only Week 2, but there is Dallas, Ranked 4th in Offense and Ranked 4th on D. If we can get the points scored on us down a bit, which will come with a better run game, I think Dallas can compete with anyone.

The Saints and Pack are good teams, but they are giving up a lot of yards themselves...so, I think with Dallas healthy, they can go head to head with anyone.

September 19, 2011  10:44 AM ET

any word on romo's status for next week? can't find anything. but have to assume if he can play like he did yesterday a week of rest will only help. but you know the skins are going to be gunning for him sunday!

September 19, 2011  10:59 AM ET

Many players are being evaluated on Monday before practice resumes on Tuesday.

Austin hurt his hamstring.

Costa got hurt.

Felix has a separated shoulder.

And Romo's ribs.

The O is banged up big time....hopefully they can get healthy because this was the part of their schedule that I was hoping they would go 3-1 during.

With the Skins 2-0 and the Lions 2-0, those are going to be tough games.

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September 19, 2011  08:33 PM ET

Maybe the 'Boys will be last years Packers?...........lol..............We can only hope....:-)

September 19, 2011  09:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

any word on romo's status for next week? can't find anything. but have to assume if he can play like he did yesterday a week of rest will only help. but you know the skins are going to be gunning for him sunday!

Romo earned my respect for playing with a cracked rib. That is a painful injury.

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September 20, 2011  11:34 AM ET
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Romo earned my respect for playing with a cracked rib. That is a painful injury.

Don't forget the punctured lung...

September 20, 2011  01:00 PM ET

Site called Cold Hard Football Facts did a nice break-down of where Romo sits in the 4th quarter hero/goat tournament. He's about middlin' as I recall. Great site if you like "just the facts ma'am". Google it.

If you go to this site you will not get free streaming video in HD, you will not get a cool jersey nor some fine fresh adidas kicks...just sayin.....

September 20, 2011  01:03 PM ET

From the Cold Hard football facts site

"Of course, perception is often not reality. Instead of selectively remembering which games a quarterback lost, the Cold, Hard Football Facts looked at every game in Romo???s career where he had possession of the ball in the fourth quarter/overtime with the score tied or down by 1-8 points."

"The results: Romo had a 10-18 (.357) record, which is hardly any worse than former Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman (21-35), or other statistical media darlings such as Aaron Rodgers (5-18) and Philip Rivers (16-23). If Romo can???t win close games, neither can they."

September 20, 2011  01:08 PM ET
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From the Cold Hard football facts site"Of course, perception is often not reality. Instead of selectively remembering which games a quarterback lost, the Cold, Hard Football Facts looked at every game in Romo???s career where he had possession of the ball in the fourth quarter/overtime with the score tied or down by 1-8 points.""The results: Romo had a 10-18 (.357) record, which is hardly any worse than former Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman (21-35), or other statistical media darlings such as Aaron Rodgers (5-18) and Philip Rivers (16-23). If Romo can???t win close games, neither can they."

Thanks for the info +40

September 20, 2011  01:24 PM ET
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"The results: Romo had a 10-18 (.357) record, which is hardly any worse than former Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman (21-35), or other statistical media darlings such as Aaron Rodgers (5-18) and Philip Rivers (16-23). If Romo can???t win close games, neither can they."

has to be some difference between romo and aikman......
oh yea, it's the 3 SB rings aikman can wear when he wants!

September 20, 2011  01:27 PM ET

and i'm not bashing romo..... just responding to the never ending comparisons between romo and aikman. obviously aikman had better people around him and probably better coaching. and romo played so well in the 4th against the niners. if he could play that way most of the time, we'd likely see a lot of the QB discussions die.

September 20, 2011  01:59 PM ET

I've never heard anyone question his toughness, ability or desire. He's got all that. It's all about decision making and leadership skills for a QB, which is where he has fallen way short. He seems to be improving on leadership and the Jets game shows his lack of decision making abilities still exists Maybe the Niners game gets him going in the right direction for a long time.

September 20, 2011  02:16 PM ET
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I've never heard anyone question his toughness, ability or desire. He's got all that. It's all about decision making and leadership skills for a QB, which is where he has fallen way short. He seems to be improving on leadership and the Jets game shows his lack of decision making abilities still exists Maybe the Niners game gets him going in the right direction for a long time.

exactly.... ability, talent, and even toughness - it's there. Jimmy Johnson said in a recent interview about romo that he was not a "situational" type QB, meaning he did not have a good feel for when to take risks in a game and when NOT to take risks that could put a team winning, in a very bad situation. or in other words, decision making skills are lacking at critical times in the game. BUT.... let's hope he continues to improve in this area and we have begun a winning streak that will continue for many, many weeks!!

September 20, 2011  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I've never heard anyone question his toughness, ability or desire. He's got all that. It's all about decision making and leadership skills for a QB, which is where he has fallen way short. He seems to be improving on leadership and the Jets game shows his lack of decision making abilities still exists Maybe the Niners game gets him going in the right direction for a long time.

TxHeat,
well at least he had the cap turned with the bill forward in Sunday's post-game press conference and the jaunty tweed beret is no longer around so that has to be an improvement.

I'm not totally convinced that the last int towards Dez was totally on him. Got the impression that there was a mis-communication between Qb and WR and when a ball is thrown totally to the DB that is often the case.

To all, not comparing Romo to Aikman, just CHFFs had the winning % spelled out for both when in 4th quarter down by 1-8 pts, as indicated most come in at about 35% able to pull it out. You can always make statistics say what you want....

 
September 20, 2011  02:52 PM ET
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has to be some difference between romo and aikman...... oh yea, it's the 3 SB rings aikman can wear when he wants!

Aikman played on a powerhouse team.

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