5 most insane Wild Card Weekend games in Cowboys history
1. The Tony Romo Fumbled Snap
You all knew this was coming. On the extreme opposite end of the spectrum, by far one of the most upsetting and memorable moments in Cowboys playoff history was Romo botching the snap in 2007 to keep Dallas from beating the Seattle Seahawks. It is a heartbreaking memory for Dallas fans.
This fumbled snap is forever linked with Romo for the entire football universe. Let’s set the scene. Throughout the game, the two teams battled each other for scoring. The Cowboys were winning the game with six minutes left 20-13. A Seahawks safety made the score 20-15. Then, a late Matt Hasselback touchdown pass to Jerramy Stevens made it 21-20 Seattle, their second lead of the game.
The Cowboys got the ball back and drove it all the way down the field. With a fourth-and-one in the red zone, Dallas was forced to kick a field goal, but a field goal that should’ve led to a victory. The video below retells the tragic tale.
Romo, who was both the starting QB and the placeholder, took the snap and the ball seemed to just fall out of his hands. The QB tried to pick the ball up and run into the end zone, but was tackled from behind and stopped short of the goal line.
Seattle would go on to miraculously win 21-20, and Romo, presumably, would go on to have nightmares about this play for the rest of his life. We can only hope that this season’s Wild Card game doesn’t come down to a heartbreaking moment like this one.