Defending Tony Romo at this point is about as futile a task as anything at this point. For those watching the game Sunday, I think all of you will agree with me that these close ones hurt a lot more than the blowouts.
That last pick was about the last nail in the coffin for all the Romo haters, and I honestly can’t say that I can blame them. While I’ve defended Romo from the beginning, I truly feel like this loss was all on him.
Oh wait, let’s not forget Dez Bryant who had an equally electrifying performance yet found a way to fumble away an early lead in the first half. So I guess we can split the blame equally between the two.
Oh, then there’s Demarcus Ware. Did he play this weekend? I don’t recall but I seem to remember a certain #94 out there who seemed to get stonewalled for most of the game. I realize Peyton has a quick release, but even on plays where the secondary held out fairly well Mr. Ware was nowhere to be seen. So what are we at now, thirdsies?
Well I guess if Ware deserves blame then I would guess that includes every combination of George Selvie, Jason Hatcher, Nick Hayden, Kyle Wilber and every other guy who puts his hand in the dirt.
Let’s give Sean Lee a little lovin’ too. Knowshon Moreno didn’t seem to have much trouble sticking his nose in Sean Lee’s zone. I guess that would include Ernie Sims who didn’t seem to have much better luck than Bruce Carter.
I was a horrible math student so somebody help me out with the percentages here.
While we’re playing the blame game, shout out to Mo Claiborne for at least making it seem as if someone was out there on the field, but with all the crap we gave him last week isn’t it only fair that Brandon Carr receive the same praise (sarcastic cough)? Eric Decker put quite the spank on him a couple of times, and pardon me for not being on the Decker bandwagon, the guy was barely relevant before Manning showed up.
The truth is this loss hurts. It’s too easy to find somebody to blame after a loss like this and Tony Romo always seems to be the easy target. I don’t think he should be pardoned for that late interception either, he’s got to learn to make better decisions, but c’mon if I would have told you Dallas would put up 48 points before that game was played most of you would say they would come out with a victory.
The guy gave the defense 48 points to work with and yet they still couldn’t get it done. I’m tired of hearing about the great Peyton Manning. Yes, he’s great it’s a fact, but forgive me for not expecting a few millionaires whose job is to stop him to actually do that. I would have been happy had they even slowed him a few times.
Every player on this team deserves at least a piece of the blame for Sunday’s loss, maybe you Romo haters can at least respect that.
It is what it is, and I’m just as upset as all of you but let’s just hope that this loss turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
Mo Claiborne stated this week that he hadn’t been hurt by a loss like this in a long time. The stadium was amped and the excitement was there like it hasn’t been in a long time.
I know it’s a stretch, but hopefully this loss mixed with the realization that they just went toe to toe and blow for blow with the best in the league will ignite that fire in the belly of the Cowboys organization that has been missing for far too long.