I have written a lot of football blogs this week and probably shouldn’t indulge in another one. But I can hardly let the Cowboys’ last game of the season go by without some comment. The Cowboys loss tonight was as ignominious as Boise State’s triumph earlier this week was glorious.
The Cowboys had many opportunities to win this playoff game, but they did not take advantage of them. But the one blown opportunity that everyone will remember is Tony Romo’s bobbled snap on a game-winning field goal attempt with one minute left to play. The Associated Press summed things up like this: “The Pro Bowl quarterback who saved their season ended it, too.”
This is a tough loss for the Boys and their fans. This pill will be really hard to swallow. But I think that Cowboy fans will make a huge mistake if they put their quarterback in the doghouse. He’s the only pro-bowl quarterback we’ve had since Troy Aikman, and he has much to contribute to this team in the coming years. This set back will not be Romo’s last gasp. I feel pretty certain of that.
I have to hand it to Romo who after the game took responsibility for the loss and apologized to his teammates and to the fans. Romo is not solely to blame for this loss, but he feels like he is. And unfortunately, many people will speak of him as if he were. I wish there were a game next week in which he could vindicate himself. But alas, the vindication will have to come next season, and I can’t wait to see it.