Dec 21, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) with defensive Jeremy Mincey (92) dunk head coach Jason Garrett with Gatorade after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Colts 42-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
11: Week 10| Dallas Cowboys 31-17 Jacksonville Jaguars
As a fan residing ‘over the pond’ this was my first opportunity to see the Cowboys play live, and they didn’t disappoint. After Romo sat out the loss against the Cardinals, there were fears (mostly from us British fans!) that he wouldn’t make the trip. Although Weeden did put in an appearance on the Wembley field it wasn’t until the fourth quarter when the game was effectively won.
10: Week 12| Dallas Cowboys 31-28 New York Giants
This will be remembered as the game that featured one of the greatest catches the NFL has ever seen. Too bad for Odell Beckham-Junior and the Giants they lost, so its importance is irrelevant!
The Cowboys once again bought that never say die attitude to the field. With three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Eli Manning found Adrien Robinson for a one yard touchdown. Thankfully though, Dez was on hand to show Beckham-Junior that he’s still the main man when it comes to the NFC East receivers. Romo found Dez with a thirteen yard pass, seeing out yet another fourth quarter comeback.
9: Week 16| Indianapolis Colts 7-42 Dallas Cowboys
Winning so emphatically against the Colts and seeing Romo break Troy Aikman‘s passing yards franchise record means this probably ought to be ranked higher than the mere middle spot I give it. But it was just so easy. Romo completed 18 of his 20 attempts for 218 yards. The Cowboys looked on track to win to zip right up until the last five minutes of the game.
DeMarco Murray was on the field despite recovering from a broken hand, but he wasn’t required to pound the Colts like he may well have done had this been earlier in the year. The Colts had already secured their playoff spot and wide receiver Ty Hilton sat out the game.
The scenes after the game, with head coach Jason Garrett being dunked with gatorade reflects that it was the context of this victory that was so special, rather than the actual game itself.
"“In so many ways, this is such a long journey and to get to a point to achieve your first goal of winning the division title, a lot goes into that.”- Jason Garrett"