Tony Romo, On Cowboys Game-Losing INT “Now I See How Annoying That Is To Watch”
DALLAS – Injured QB Tony Romo, watching his Cowboys lose an NFC-East championship game against the Eagles 24-22 due to a late Kyle Orton INT, said the critical turnover felt, “like a punch to the gut,” and claimed, “Now I see how annoying it is to watch Dallas blow a big game like that. Man, this sucks.”
“Okay here we go guys. Time to win this game,” Romo had reportedly said to his TV screen just moments earlier as his team began what they hoped would be a game-winning drive. “Let’s take it down the field and score. Nice and steady now. No mistakes, no penalties, no turnovers. Just move it into field goal range and win this OH COME ON. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ORTON? HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLE CHOKE AT THE BIGGEST MOMENT OF THE GAME LIKE THAT?”
Romo, recuperating at home from surgery to repair a herniated disk suffered in last week’s 24-23 victory over Washington, immediately realized the irony of his spending an entire game cheering on the Cowboys in a close contest, only to see a mistake-prone QB commit a costly turnover in crunch time.
“Wow. It’s all so clear to me now,” said Romo. “I’ve been sitting here for three hours, getting emotionally invested in the outcome of this game, only to have my heart ripped out in the closing minutes because of a careless throw by the quarterback. No wonder people bitch about this all the time. It feels like crap.”
Along with the rest of his teammates, Romo now begins the offseason looking to rebuild, in hopes of improving the Cowboys fortunes in 2014.
“Well the first thing we need to do is address the backup QB position, obviously” he claimed. “No team can succeed with a signal-caller who plays competently for 58 minutes, only to produce a game-killing mistake at the worst possible moment of the 4th quarter. We just can’t have a QB like that on our team. At least, not one who’s coming off the bench, anyway.”