The Dallas Cowboys had already locked up the NFC East and the number one seed in the conference before they played their final game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles, so they rested many of their starters.
Quarterback Dak Prescott started the game and led the first two Cowboys drives before he was replaced by Tony Romo. Romo then played one drive before he was replaced for the rest of the game by third string quarterback Mark Sanchez.
The quarterbacks’ stats for the game were as follows:
Prescott: 4/8 for 37 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Romo: 3/4 for 29 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Sanchez: 9/17 for 85 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT
Mark Sanchez wasted absolutely no time going full Sanchez, throwing the first of his two picks on his first drive of the game; and it never got any better from there.
With Sanchez in and with nothing to play for, the Cowboys lost 27-13 to finish the season with a 13-3 record. They will have two weeks of rest before they face either the Lions, the Giants or the Packers in Dallas, and there’s no reason to believe that they will not look every bit the dominant team that they’ve been all season.
There is, however, reason to believe that Sanchez may never get another shot in an NFL game after his truly embarrassing showing, and you better believe that Twitter was as savage as ever about it.
Don’t worry, it’s hilarious.
— ✭Marc Taylor Swift✭ (@terminalpreppy1) January 1, 2017
Good to see Mark Sanchez remaining consistent! pic.twitter.com/IC6jpAPbSb
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) January 1, 2017
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) January 1, 2017
Mark Sanchez threw 2 yesterday. https://t.co/FeKbURcnpT
— Faux NFL Network™ (@FauxNFLnetwork) January 2, 2017
My reaction when they put Mark Sanchez in pic.twitter.com/AiQEtSSqdS
— Bailey (@baileynicole413) January 1, 2017
Mark Sanchez completions to Cowboys receivers: 1
Mark Sanchez completions to Eagles LB Jordan Hicks: 2 pic.twitter.com/hTL2EqjGGV
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 1, 2017
*Mark Sanchez takes a knee*
My Dad: "That's his best play of the game"@ClassicDadMoves
— Mike Garnett (@MikeGarnett10) January 1, 2017
"Anybody can play behind Dallas' OLine"
Mark Sanchez: pic.twitter.com/GmdNUOUgSk
— Tracy McShady (@TracyMcShady) January 1, 2017
Mark Sanchez managed to look like the worst QB in the NFL behind the best offensive line in the NFL. I am impressed.
— Giants fan again (@BasedChasen) January 1, 2017
Hello it's Mark Sanchez and you're watching Disney Channel. pic.twitter.com/gIXE8uCiUO
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) January 1, 2017
I really liked the way the Cowboys played today. If not for Mark Sanchez, they would've won.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) January 1, 2017
I don’t know if Skip meant this to be a burn, but it was the first time in a very long time that I considered retweeting one of his tweets in a non-sarcastic way.
I didn’t do it, but I thought about it!