Tony Romo Keeps His Job – For Now
Coming into Thursday night's game the talk was about whether Tony Romo wasn't the right man to lead the 8-4 Cowboys into the playoffs. Spoiler Alert: he's not, but he was good enough against the Bears.
tony Romo the Nicklas Bendtner of the NFL pic.twitter.com/Nu72BdpvtK
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) November 28, 2014
Romo's good but not great, although tonight, perhaps he was also just plain lucky (Exhibit A: this post-Thanksgiving Turd-ducken):
He finished the game with a 138.0 QB Rating, and 203 yards with 3 TDs and no INTs, and led the Cowboys to a 41-28 win (a "W" that looked shaky in the 4th quarter). But keep in mind is that's only 6 yards more than last week's loss to Philly that precipitated all this talk. Yes, three TDs against Chicago are better than two INTs against Philly, but this game was closer than it looked. That TD duck should have been an INT, and the Bears had a PAT blocked. If both of those plays go the Bears' way, perhaps that last Cutler drive is for the win and he takes care of the ball better.
Don't get it confused, it's only December 4th. There is a lot more of December for Tony Romo to give us what we want
— Faux Peyton Manning (@FeuxPManning) December 5, 2014
But if you're a QB with job insecurity, the Chicago Bears D is the best prescription for what ails you. No longer the Monsters of the Midway, they gave up the most passing TDs coming into the game, and were among the league worst in passing yards given up. After the Cowboys game, they secured their spot as "worst against the pass."
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) December 5, 2014
So Cowboys fans, your team is in position for the Wild Card today, but I wouldn't buy super Bowl tickets yet. Yes, two of your remaining three games are on the road, but your 6-0 road record is an anomaly, and Philly and Indy are for real.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is now one for SportsGrid.com. Follow him on Twitter @turkeysflying.
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