Originally Posted by DFWJC
That's the one int that I put on Romo that day. The punt/pas was no big deal, the JPP pick was freakish, and the one to dez was on Dez. But this one, I tned to put on Tony.
The ball looked like it drifted and it also looked like Miles had to slow down for it.
It was a jump ball, so I think Romo intended for Austin to have to slow down and outjump the defender for it. But I agree that Romo let the ball drift too far toward the sideline, forcing Austin to have to play through Webster to get it. Austin was unable to even try, though, because of Webster's contact, which is pretty clear on a big screen.
I put this one on Romo, too, because if you are going to throw a jump ball, you need to throw it where the defender has to go through your receiver to have any shot at it and not vice versa. If he was too concerned about the safety to do that, then he shouldn't have thrown it.