Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts on the sideline in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboy Grinch

“Hi Tony Romo. I’m so happy Tony, you’re back to your old ways. Yet another December lost.”

Dallas Cowboy’s Quarterback Tony Romo falls at Cowboy’s Stadium — their last regular season home game. But all was not lost in the 3 point lost in overtime. It’s not over. Not yet. Don’t pack your suitcase.

There was a lot of gain.

Romo shot the ball for an impressive 416 yards, going 26-43 and tossed four touchdowns. His Quarterback rating stood tall at 123.8.

“Well Tony, you’re just mistake prone. Just wait.”

Tony Romo had zero turnovers against The New Orleans Saints. Zero. In fact, Romo has tossed 10 touchdowns this December against only one interception. One. And there’s still a December game left.

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) reacts to a play on the sidelines during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

“But Tony, you can’t lead. You just don’t got it.”

Journey man, starting Wide Receiver Dez Bryant proved he needed a babysitter this year. Let’s face it. When you are accused of attacking your mother, well we got problems.

And in comes Tony Romo.

Last Sunday, Tony found Dez nine times for 224 receiving yards and 2 very big, game changing scores. Romo has led Bryant. He might have led him into his first Pro Bowl too.

The world was close to giving up on the young 24 year old.

Not Romo. He believed in him the way you should. It paid off. The two are just getting comfortable.

Hey, doesn’t Dez have a broken finger?

“Well, 10 years in this league and you haven’t done much.”

This is Tony’s seventh full season. He is well over 25,000 passing yards, with 175 touchdown passes to go along with it.

In 12 seasons, former great Cowboy Quarterback Troy Aikman posted 32,942 passing yards and 165 touchdown passes. He also had 141 interceptions.

Romo? 88 picks.

“You’ll crumble in D.C next week. There’s no chance you can derail The Washington Redskins at home.”

Maybe. We don’t know that just yet. But what we do know is that Tony Romo has played well enough to give this team a chance. A division championship is still available.

Though the close lost to the Saints was painful, you got to give credit to this team. They fought. Even when down 14 points. In the fourth quarter no less.

Romo stayed true to his words. He preached all along that if they stayed within a 14 point deficit, they could still win it. Romo was just a fumble away in overtime from proving himself right. Again.

The December story is still unwritten. As we clear the fog from last week’s lost, know this: The Cowboy’s still have a grand opportunity to dip themselves into a home playoff game.

Tony Romo will have a chance to change his December past. And perhaps quiet down his critics. For a little bit anyways.

Because no matter how well Romo is playing, there’s always going to be a grinch out there.

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