Originally Posted by KJJ
What might have been has pretty much been the story of Romo's career. The legacy of most QB's are defined by the plays they made but unfortunately for Romo so far his has been defined by ill-timed turnovers and the small handful of plays he didn't make. With Staubach we remember the Hail Mary to Drew Pearson in the 75 playoffs. We remember his bomb into the outstretched arms of Butch Johnson in SB XII and we remember his final regular season TD pass to Tony Hill that put the Redskins away in the season finale in 79.
[View Full Quote]With Aikman we remember his lazar like accuracy hitting Michael Irvin on the skinny post and the deep out and that perfect throw he made on the crossing pattern to Alvin Harper that sealed the win in the 92 NFC title game. With Romo it's the plays he didn't make that we remember. What might have been had he not bobbled that snap in the 06 playoffs vs Seattle. What might have been had Crayton not dropped that pass or hesitated on that route in the 07 playoffs vs the Giants. Romo made great throws on both plays but all we can do is speculate as to what might have been had they been completed.
With the Cowboys leading 34-29 vs the Giants in their first meeting in 2011 on a 3rd and 5 from the Cowboys 25 Austin ran right past Aaron Ross and it looked as if the play would be a touchdown but Instead (and it may have been Austinís fault) the pass sailed over his head. That led to a Cowboys punt, the Giants scored on their ensuing drive and the Cowboys lost. Just another what might have been for Romo.
This is brilliant. It tells the truth in a dispassionate way that reveals why the argument continues week after week, month after month, and year after year with Romo.
Does he have the ability to win it all.
I think so.
Has the team been not all that at times which was more than he could overcome?
Did he have the best team in the NFC once and failed to guide them to the championship?
Do people try and make excuses for that game by blaming others.
As certain as water is wet and the sun rises in the east.
Like the kid. Like to see a better team around him.
But it is to the point that I sit expecting the other shoe to drop at the end of every season. No matter how many heroics he does leading up to the come big or go home game.
Just like I expect the excuses that will continually be offered in his defense.
Because with Romo, it is never his fault.