Tony Romo Shuts Up the Fat Lady

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This one was for the fans.
Next one is for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas 24, Washington 23. Politely ask the fat lady to hold on. It’s not her time. Not quite yet, anyways.
Dec 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) watches from the bench against the Washington Redskins in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Cowboys won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

This one was for the fans.

Next one is for the Dallas Cowboys. And for Tony Romo, if he can bare the back injury for one more week.

Let us hope.

Dallas 24, Washington 23. Politely ask the fat lady to hold on. It’s not her time. Not quite yet, anyways.

And on a rainy day, with emotions running high in Landover, MD, the fat lady should know better than to get dressed. The Cowboys got a better date. No fence.

That’s how the “show” goes.

At 8-7, now, facing another 8-8 finish, and a third straight year at a winner take all Week 17 sweepstakes, Dallas deserves to be there. More than the New York Giants. More than the Washington Redskins.

It’s their narrative, their genetic makeup, their style. It’s the way they do drama in Dallas. The story wouldn’t be interesting any other way.

Even NBC was sitting nearby jittery — hoping for Tony Romo to pull one out so they could flex the finale into primetime. And they did.

Speaking of quarterback Tony Romo, it’s perfectly okay to love and hate him. Sometimes he doesn’t show up, and tosses the ball to the wrong jersey. Sometimes, though, you just wanna run out to the field and hug the guy.

Today, I’m sure, you’d like to do the latter.

And, I’m very sure, he wouldn’t mind it. Not one bit.

Especially after that performance — playing hurt from toe to back. We all could use a hug after murmurs of Tony Romo’s injury.

Will he play? Will he not? Love me yes, or love me not?

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  • SmartThinking

    I don’t know what you’re talking about!

  • Old Frog

    Remember what happened last year when RGIII played but shouldn’t have. A herneated disc could get real serious in a heart beat if he goes down the wrong way. The risk is too great. Don’t play him.

  • Realistfan

    Wow. Well written.
    It may not be in his, or the team’s best interest, long term, to play. We’ll see.

    • Michael Vu

      Yeah, I know. Makes more sense for him to sit. But if he can endure, endure and win we could.

      And thanks for your compliment.

  • Artie C

    Great article! What all true Romo fans believe. Been a Cowboys fan for 35+ years and understand players come and go and their impact on the success the team and impression on fans vary greatly. I don’t think I’m alone in CowboysNation in saying Romo is one of a handful of Cowboys that have reached all time favorite status

    • Michael Vu

      I must confess, over the years, I’ve loved Romo more and more. How can you not? Sure he has broke your heart. But he certainly has won it, too.

      And the beating he takes from the world does not tail in the success he has had, which is a ton. The way he has fought adversity is admirable. Even role model like, to me anyways.