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December 16, 2012, 08:18 PM
Romo played well for most of the game because he was getting the ball snapped with 10 and 14 seconds left in the playclock, but towards the end he was getting the ball snapped with 1 second left which doesn't help his o-line. This is the sole reason that he had time to throw the ball for most of the game. The defense came through at the end of the game.

I did like Romo's post-game conference after they played the Bengal last week. He finally said all the right things to set the tone for his team especially with the adversity the Cowboys had to come. Maybe we're seeing a new Romo?
December 16, 2012  08:21 PM ET

Romo has been very consistent the past two games. The Cowboys depend on his leadership.

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December 16, 2012  09:38 PM ET
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Tomlin needs to go! He has his team doing everything it can to lose games week after week.Not only did Tomlin scapegoat the special teams coach earlier in the year when he fired him (yeah .. that sure helped!) he then insisted on having Antonio Brown return punts in this game. The showboat has no business doing anything other than catching (instead of say, dropping) passes. Keep him as far away from special teams as you can until he gets his head in the game. As soon as he fumbled that punt back to the Cowboys and they scored 7 off of it, it should have been a done deal. But not Tomlin - he keeps him in there to misjudge another one after that!And walking off the field with 23 seconds left in regulation?Seriously?You have one of the best QBs in the game and arguably the best fleet of receivers and you just .. walk off ... the field? You don't even TRY to pull off a field goal to win the game?That's INEXCUSABLE! I was hollering when they were leaving the field: "Now watch .. we'll see what else they can screw up to lose the game in overtime now! What haven't they done yet?" I remember Cowher doing the same thing in a game against the Falcons in his last year there when he had the team walk off with 42 seconds left in the first half. And I was furious with him for doing it. A field goal would have helped too since the Steelers ended up losing that game by 3 points.The team makes so many mistakes each week (dropped passes, fumbles, missed tackles, penalties, blown coverages, the usual bad calls by the head coach) that Ben has zero room for error.Tomlin doesn't even have his team playing NOT to lose anymore. The guy says all the right things to the press leading up to the game, but he can't manage the team that plays it on Sunday while the game is in progress.

Sean Payton is available maybe.

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December 17, 2012  07:30 PM ET

I was doing some shopping yesterday so I listened to most of the game on the car radio.
Every time the Steelers made a big play, a loud roar went up from the crowd.
I thought for certain the game was at Heinz Field.
Then I made it home to see the last half of the 4th quarter, and was shocked to see the game was in Arlington. I know that Steeler fans travel way better than any other team's fans, but how in the hell can Dallas' fans claim the moniker of America's team when they are outshined in their home stadium by their biggest cross-conference rival?

December 17, 2012  07:50 PM ET
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I was doing some shopping yesterday so I listened to most of the game on the car radio.Every time the Steelers made a big play, a loud roar went up from the crowd.I thought for certain the game was at Heinz Field.Then I made it home to see the last half of the 4th quarter, and was shocked to see the game was in Arlington. I know that Steeler fans travel way better than any other team's fans, but how in the hell can Dallas' fans claim the moniker of America's team when they are outshined in their home stadium by their biggest cross-conference rival?

I never considered the Steelers to be bitter rivals of the Cowboys.

December 17, 2012  09:34 PM ET
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I never considered the Steelers to be bitter rivals of the Cowboys.

Who in the AFC is a bigger rival of the Cowboys (or vice-versa) than the Steelers?

December 17, 2012  10:33 PM ET
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Who in the AFC is a bigger rival of the Cowboys (or vice-versa) than the Steelers?

Actually historically the Redskins has been or was in the past the Cowboys rival, it started way back in the the 60's when the Cowboys entered the league. During the tenure of this rivalry, the two franchises have won 27 combined division titles and eight combined Super Bowls.

The rivalry has died back since neither team has been real competitive at the same time since the inception of the salary cap era but is regaining it's steam due in part to the recent resurgence.

December 17, 2012  10:49 PM ET
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Who in the AFC is a bigger rival of the Cowboys (or vice-versa) than the Steelers?

The Houston Texans.

December 18, 2012  07:24 AM ET
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Who in the AFC is a bigger rival of the Cowboys (or vice-versa) than the Steelers?

No one!!

December 18, 2012  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I was doing some shopping yesterday so I listened to most of the game on the car radio.Every time the Steelers made a big play, a loud roar went up from the crowd.I thought for certain the game was at Heinz Field.Then I made it home to see the last half of the 4th quarter, and was shocked to see the game was in Arlington. I know that Steeler fans travel way better than any other team's fans, but how in the hell can Dallas' fans claim the moniker of America's team when they are outshined in their home stadium by their biggest cross-conference rival?

I saw the same thing against the Redskins during the Thanksgiving game. There were a ton of Redskin jerseys and mostly were RG III jerseys because he is from Texas. This is what happens when expectations go down for a team. No matter what, JJ will mostly have a sell-out crowd in Cowboys stadium.

December 18, 2012  02:30 PM ET
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The Houston Texans.

I agree. This should be a natural rivalry for the Cowboys.

December 18, 2012  03:24 PM ET
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Who in the AFC is a bigger rival of the Cowboys (or vice-versa) than the Steelers?

No one. 3 Super Bowls between them pretty cements it.

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December 18, 2012  03:57 PM ET
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Actually historically the Redskins has been or was in the past the Cowboys rival, it started way back in the the 60's when the Cowboys entered the league. During the tenure of this rivalry, the two franchises have won 27 combined division titles and eight combined Super Bowls.The rivalry has died back since neither team has been real competitive at the same time since the inception of the salary cap era but is regaining it's steam due in part to the recent resurgence.

But the Redskins are in the NFC and thus not a cross-conference rival.

December 18, 2012  04:01 PM ET
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The Houston Texans.

The Cowboys and Steelers have played in as many Super Bowls as the Cowboys and Texans have played in the regular season.

December 18, 2012  04:21 PM ET
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.... but how in the hell can Dallas' fans claim the moniker of America's team when they are outshined in their home stadium by their biggest cross-conference rival?

Most Cowboys fans do NOT like that "America's Team" thing. I know I don't, and neither did Tom Landry. It was bestowed upon them by NFL Films, NOT the team or the fans. Google it if you don't believe me.

The reason, in my opinion, about the Steelers and Cowboys's fans, is the Steelers represent everything blue collar in the country. I'm blue collar, as is the majority of this country. Tom Landry did a lot of innovation in creating new plays, or different kinds of defense (Flex defense comes to mind), and they used computers to evaluate college players.......computers were a new thing back then. Thus, the "white collar" thing with the Cowboys.

Insofar as the new "fans" of the Cowboys, with Jerry Jones, going to a home game is like going to some "elegant party", where the rich can rub elbows with one another.....a place to be seen, so to speak. Not so much as being at a game, but one huge party. That's the way I look at it anyway.

I never got to attend a game in Texas Stadium, and likely will never be able to afford one at Jerry's Palace either......But, c'est la vie, ya know?

December 18, 2012  04:24 PM ET
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I agree. This should be a natural rivalry for the Cowboys.

It should, yes, but I doubt it ever will be. There never was any significant rivalry between the Oilers and Cowboys. Probably due to one being in the AFC and the other in the NFC, and they wouldn't play against one another much, other than preseason.

 
December 19, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Those three Super Bowls are ancient history.

Not to Steeler and Cowboy fans...

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