The Fix 10-12: QB Overdose posted by Amari Harris
The turning point.
Tough loss for the Dallas Cowboys last week. And it wasn’t one of those 24 hour losses either. It was one of those that you think about for the next few days, and depending on how things go as you get into the middle part of the schedule, one of those games you think about all year. A “What if?” game, if you will. I predicted that the Cowboys would beat the Broncos because I knew they could match up and I knew they could step their game up to stiff competition. Did I expect a 48-51 shootout? Hecks naw, but in hindsight it should have been obvious. I bet that the defense would step up rather than Tony Romo actually playing at a Peyton Manning-like level. Instead Tony Romo played perfect for exactly 58 minutes of the football game. Peyton Manning did the same, except his mistake came earlier in the game rather than in crunch time.
It’s ironic because Peyton is also known for making those critical mistakes in the clutch, but Romo beat him to the punch last sunday. I can imagine a scenario where the Cowboys punted the ball to the Broncos in the last couple minutes of the game and Manning actually threw the “ game losing interception” (hyperlink). But Romo beat him to it. The QB duel was worth the angst. Porous defense for sure, but the QBs made the game. And in case anyone didn’t know, Romo is an elite quarterback. He is not a clutch quarterback, but then again neither is Peyton Manning.Continue reading "The Fix 10-12: QB Overdose"