Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys has had a number of late-game collapses during his NFL career and, in most cases, there have been valid excuses for his late picks and fumbles. Not this time.
Dallas lost to the Green Bay Packers 37-36 at home on Sunday. The Cowboys blew a 26-3 halftime lead and they also had a 12 point lead with under eight minutes to play. Romo threw two interceptions in the final three minutes and they were his fault.
Dallas head coach Jason Garrett even went so far after the game to point the finger at Romo saying that the final interception was supposed to be a running play, but the quarterback checked off the play and called a pass at the line. Oops.
This was a golden opportunity for the Cowboys, especially with the Eagles losing a trap game against a terrible Vikings team. Opportunity wasted.
The Dallas collapse has a huge impact on a number of teams. Philly, Detroit, Chicago, and Green Bay all have consequences (good or bad).