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'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:12 am
Edited on: September 27, 2011 9:59 am
Posted by Will Brinson

There's really no reason why the Cowboys were able to beat Washington 18-16 on Monday night. OK, there is one reason: Tony Romo, who simply refused to lose for the second-straight week, despite dealing with a serious injury and protective padding.

It was pretty obvious that Romo was still dealing with a substantial amount of pain with his ribs and lung, and he admitted as much afterwards.

"It was a little hard because you took some shots," Romo said after the game about dealing with the pain. "I thought the shot would work but it wore off a little bit. The guys battled hard, it was a hard, hard game."

What was surprising was that the Redskins didn't seem capable of figuring out Dallas pretty obvious gameplan, which featured a pile of short passes, a decent dose of Felix Jones, a bad red-zone plan that resulted in six Cowboys field goals, and an inability to get center Phil Costa on the same page as his quarterback.

The final item should have done Dallas in on Monday -- Costa posted three fumbles from the center position and probably should have been credited with more, as he hit Romo with more bad snaps than number of times Dan Bailey put the ball through the uprights. No, literally. He might have had double-digit snaps misfired Romo's way, as the Redskins apparently knew how to throw him off.

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"Costa said [the Redskins] kept calling out the [snap] cadence so we'll get it fixed," Romo said. "Can't have that happen."

No, you can't. A better-prepared team doesn't put themselves in that spot, but if Washington had brought its A-game, they would have closed out the Cowboys and wouldn't have let a third-and-21 from Romo to Dez Bryant with just over two minutes remaining result in Bailey's sixth field gaol and a final lead.

Instead, Rex Grossman pulled off the Jekyll and Hyde act we've come to know from him over the course of his career.

"You either find a way to win or you don't," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said after the game.

The Redskins couldn't find a way to win and the Cowboys somehow managed to overcome a terrible set of circumstances -- bad wide receiver routes, Phil Costa, Phil Costa, bad wide receiver routes and Phil Costa -- to emerge victorious for the second time this season.

"This isn't about one person or two people," Romo said. "This is a team effort."

That's a nice thing to say, but it's not exactly true. The win on Monday was a result of Romo stepping up in the face of injury without any help from his teammates, managed to survive a Redskins defense that was prepared to literally assault his body with an intention of doing physical harm and made plays when he needed to give the Cowboys a win.

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1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:33 am
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Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:32 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

WHAT?! Romo may have refused to quit yes. He would have won the game early had he stopped blaming everyone else. He threw a pass in the redzone to the 5 yard line on  2nd or 3rd down. He then yelled at his reciever for not being in the right spot. Maybe the reciever ran the wrong route but shouldnt a quarterback actually look for the reciever before he throws it. Then that last fumbled snap why are you yelling at the center. You didnt even look for the ball. Im not saying it didnt come early but it clearly looked like he was signally for it. He looked terrible. Much better toward the end of the game but all in all terrible. He played with a chip on his shoulder. Probably because he was glorified as a great quarterback for playing hurt. He can be good. I dont see him as a great quarterback ever. Im sure there were times, alot of time that it wasn't poosible, but in a tight game like that i wanna look for my tall receiver. In tonights case i would be looking for dez bryant. It is a mismatch for most CBs. He has speed as well. If he can break free he is a huge scoring threat. why go to a tight most of the time. Im not saying every pass should have gone to Bryant, but more then i beleive it was 4. My point would be Romo didn't win that game alone. Stop blaming your mistakes on everyone else. some mistakes may have been theirs, but i seen you make alot. Most impressive player in this game in my eyes in Jones. And that wasn't a stand out game. How can anyone win a game single handed in a team sport let alone a game that was full of feild goals. A great player can find an endzone. If they are wondering what that white powdery substance toward either end of the feild is, Its the goal line cross and you will win games. Romo didn't play great at all.

1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:31 am
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Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 1:06 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

Gagepark88....did you even watch the game or did you get your info from MSNBC? Regardless of the outcome of tonight's game, comments from Romo or articles recapping the facts  you would have blurted out some sort of cynical tripe. It's your brand of polarized bias that takes the entertainment factor of athletics to an ignorant level.   

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:58 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

It's called sarcasm. Can't you see it dripping on to your keyboard?

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:46 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

Random thoughts;  Neither team was effective in the Red Zone....the Cowboys have at least one Monday game each decade where they want to set FG records....Romo did not deserve all the crap about the Jets loss and deserves some credit here folks, come on......the Skins did not beat themselves-Dallas did....the pass to Dez was all about Romo--good job....the MVP QB of the division will be Manning. 

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:34 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo


Well, I get paid. But it's in bagels. Not sure if that counts.

And yeah the Redskins made mistakes, but that was a hell of an effort by Romo.

-- Brinson 

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 12:28 am

'Team effort'? Cowboys win all about Tony Romo

C'mon.  Enough of the ass-kissing of Romo.  The Redskins made a terrible call to throw back to back all out blitzes and on 3rd and 21 he had enough protection to hit Bryant in a one-on-one.  An earlier botched FG didn't help.  The Redskins beat themselves, Romo didn't do anything special.  I admit the Cowboys had a ton of miscues and still won but this will not go down as any kind of classic performance by Romo.  Give me a break.  The Cowboys squeaked by because the Skins didn't execute in the Red Zone.  Romo did it all himself?  I guess that was Romo passing to himself on the 3rd and 21.  I guess Romo busted a couple of big runs and I almost forgot, that was indeed Romo who chased down Grossman and forced the game-ending fumble.  

I hope you don't get paid for writing this garbage.    


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