If this showdown for the NFC East title was being billed as “The Boy Wonder versus The Boy Blunder,” it would be easy to identify which role Tony Romo would play.
Heading into Sunday night’s titanic clash between Romo’s Cowboys and Robert Griffin III’s Washington Redskins, Romo is being portrayed as a less-than-clutch performer who bumbles and stumbles whenever a must-win situation presents itself.
On the surface, being Tony Romo should not be such a bad thing.
You once had a fling with the then-curvaceous Jessica Simpson.
You are so good on the links, Tiger Woods once called you “a hell of a golfer.”
And you are the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, one of the most popular sports franchises in the world.
Given all those things, how bad can it be being Tony Romo?
Yet, in the universe of the Dallas Cowboys, that simply is not good enough.
No matter that you are the all-time franchise leader in touchdown passes.