Monday night in Cowboys stadium Tony Romo threw 36 passes, but it’s the five that were intercepted by Chicago that are the ones everyone will remember, and it’s Romo’s shoulders that will shelve the blame. When the Cowboys lose its Tony’s fault, and when they win he is rarely if ever given the credit he deserves. So it came as no surprise when the Cowboys suffered a humiliating 36-18 loss to the Chicago Bears that Tony Romo appeared to be yet again the proverbial cheese, he stood alone.
This was only the second time Romo has had more then 3 interceptions in a game in his entire career, but that’s a small footnote in what will be said about him when this game is discussed. It has to be frustrating for him when his receivers drop passes (which they continue to do) and his offensive line offers him up like a Thanksgiving turkey (which they continue to do). To constantly be the whipping post would make most folks bitter, but Tony never flinches. He takes the high road and continues to try to elevate his team to be better.
However, I’m not so nice. So if the blame game is going to be played then so be it, but put it where it goes. Let’s start with the second quarter and interception number one. A pass that was intended for Dez Bryant, who ran the wrong route, was caught by Charles Tillman and run in for a touchdown. He ran the wrong route! Really? Cameras cut to Romo on the sidelines “discussing” what happened with Bryant when what he should have done was rolled up a playbook and smacked Dez hard on the nose a few times with a stern “no!” This was all Dez.