Cowboys need to put miserable season out of its misery
ARLINGTON, Texas — Playing on the big screen high inside Cowboys Stadium, the impossibly big screen, was Tony Romo’s shoulder being driven into the ground and planted like a tulip. Everyone watched in sparkling HD.
a stadium crammed with 91,000 people suddenly fell silent. for the moment there was no music. No dancing. No cheerleader booty shaking. Tens of thousands of necks craned upward as the screen briefly showed Romo writhing on the ground in pain.
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Romo stayed down for several minutes and then slowly left the field. He wanted to stay in the game despite momentarily being unable to fully breathe. On the Cowboys bench, he sat, and was swarmed by seven members of the Dallas training staff. seven. It was as if the president had gone down.
after a few more minutes Romo got up, put his helmet on, and marched toward the sideline. He was inserting himself back into the game. One of the trainers chased Romo from behind and grabbed his arm. a brief discussion ensued and soon Romo was escorted back to the bench. He tossed his helmet in frustration and afterward went to the locker room for tests, which revealed a fractured left clavicle.
“When he hit the ground,” Linebacker Michael Boley said, “I heard he let out a little scream. So I knew something was up.”
The ugly truth in a brutal 41-35 Cowboys loss to new York was that before Romo’s departure the Dallas offense struggled. The defense snagged three Giants turnovers early but only managed 13 points. Miles Austin had two critical drops and was a non-factor. Marion Barber is a shell of himself.
Jon Kitna replaced Romo. Cliff Lee would’ve been a better option. Kitna was a potted plant in the 1990s and, unfortunately, quarterbacks do not get better with age.
not even the spectacular kick return of Dez Bryant — who runs like a lion that just spotted prey in the distance — could stop what will be a painful, slow demise for Dallas.
CBSSports.com Grades New York Giants A- Despite two turnovers in the first four offensive plays and facing a 10-0 deficit, the Giants stuck to their plan and moved the ball with great efficiency. They also exploited the Cowboys
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