Skip to comments.‘Orton is a better Romo than Romo’: Fans sound off after interception kills Dallas Cowboys hopes
Posted on 12/30/2013 6:17:21 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night 24-22. The Cowboys starting quarterback, Tony Romo, was recuperating at home following back surgery, and backup quarterback Kyle Orton was at the Dallas helm. The Cowboys had a chance to regain the lead on their final drive of the game when Orton threw an interception...
Football fans, Dallas and otherwise, elevated Orton to instant Romo status:
Can't regain a lead you never had. Dallas trailed the entire game.
The Surest Choke East of the Pecos.
I know, but I felt so sorry for Orton.
The disgust should have been directed at the sleepy Cowboy booth and coaches, oblivious to the clock and the referee snafu, prior to the interception. I don’t know if any of these guys have even yet noticed it.
The announcers sure did and were apocalyptic, but not the Cowboy brass, that’s for sure.
As Woody Hayes once famously stated, ‘There are three things that can happen with a pass, and two of them are bad.’
The clock mistake happened on the prior drive and Orton ended up throwing a TD pass to Bryant on 4th and 8.
The clock snafu had no impact. Dallas scored on that same drive.
They lost a down, that is an impact
Orton did what he could with what he was given. And his was a position I would not want to be in - starting his first game of the year at the end of the regular season with a title on the line.
But that said, my two favorite teams are the Raiders and whoever’s playing the Cowboys. :)
Orton didn’t lose the game.
The NFL’s worst defense did.
I have been a Cowboys fan since 1959 when Clint Murchison signed Tom Landry just in case Dallas got a NFL franchise. Yes, it has been tough at times. Yesterday was not one of those times. The Cowboys did a remarkable job with a cobbled together defense, a tenacious offensive line, and a quarterback with his first start of the year. Kyle Orton played a great game. To come within 2 points of winning the NFC East against the high-flying Iggles is a hell of a statement under those conditions.
Cowboys, enjoy those playoffs... on your flatscreens.
Slightly off-topic: Why does Dallas ALWAYS wear their white jerseys? I’ve hardly ever seen them play with their dark blue jerseys. Hell, do they even have alternate jerseys?
I always loved that quote. There are three things that can happen on a run, and two of them are bad too.
It is not reviewable. I am getting tired of people making comments about players who never played football, let alone at this level.
Romo has a QBR of 97 (8th in the NFL) this year which above average (87.6). He would have fewer interception if his receivers did not quit on their routes or fall down. If Peyton’s receiver quit on him like Romo receivers quit, Manning would never be blamed. There is no way a QB should ever be put in the position, after putting up 48 points, to have to win a ball game.
and who is your team - Washington??
The IMPORTANT lesson here is that: The Bears. Still. Suck.
:) and i feel the same as you about the Cowboys...
I’m an Eagles fan. I knew they were going to get a game from the Cowboys. Say what you will about that “last ranked defense”, they gave Chip Kelly and Foles nightmares this season.
Until they get that inbred retard extra-chromosome Arkansas Hillbilly Jerry Jones to sell the team, you’ll keep seeing 8-8 teams forever.
Yeah, well Cris Collinsworthless was apocalyptic on anything that didn't go the Cowboys' way...
Not sure who was more disappointed in the Cowboy loss - Orton or Collinsworthless.
I did enjoy the cut to Jerry Jones cursing when Orton got intercepted... that was sweet.
Blah blah blah Dallas Sucks. Tom Landry was a fine man and coach and I am an Iggles fan. Your problem is Jerry Jones. He sucks worse!
Are you kidding me? The Cowboys' defense played their asses off. You're talking about a defense that resembled a replacement team from 1987, with all of the guys they literally picked up off the streets, and they played as well against Philly as any defense has over the past 8 weeks.
“I did enjoy the cut to Jerry Jones cursing when Orton got intercepted... that was sweet.”
On that one I couldn’t even see his lips and I could read them. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving owner this side of D.C..
But they lost!
The defense gave them every chance to win the game.
The only thing that makes me feel better about Jerry Jones...
...Jimmy Haslem is trying hard though.
A saying Barry Switzer took to heart...
They scored a TD in that series, the loss of down was irrelevant.
Orton played an amazing game considering he took no reps in practice the entire year except for the five days before that game.
The only decent players left are from Bill Parcells.
He won't fire the worse coach in the NFL
I agree! I am sick of listening to people who, obviously of the “Arm Chair” type unload against Tony Romo. He has been, consistently one of the best QB’s in the, does the most with very little and was undrafted. He also has a great work ethic. The sheeple just follow the medias lead and it is tiresome to watch. The truth about Romo can be found below.
The disgust should have been directed at the sleepy Cowboy booth and coaches, oblivious to the clock and the referee snafu, prior to the interception. I dont know if any of these guys have even yet noticed it.
Exactly right, Rita! ........Dallas was in position to probably take the lead near the end of the game. The clock operator reset the play clock at 25 instead of the proper 40 seconds. That loss of 15 seconds resulted in Dallas being called for delay of game and the penalty pushed them into a longer yardage that led to the bad pass. ......The Officials didn’t even notice the clock had been reset incorrectly. They essentially “gave” the game to Philly.
Hmmm... After reading through the comments here, I may have to correct what I posted in #35.
I might have made a mistake by thinking the clock fiasco was on the last Dallas possession instead of the previous one.
I was so chapped near the end of the game that I turned it off after that interception and haven’t watched or listened to any recaps or replays of the game.
btw... Few QBs or Coaches could have had as successful a season as Romo and Garrett (and Orton Sunday), with a team devastated by injuries like the Cowboys had throughout the season.
I am a Giants fan living in FTW. Romo’s stats can tell whatever story you want them to tell....perception is reality and the reality is Romo makes more than his share of boneheaded plays late in games ...that cost them games ....for a guy who you are paying 109 million to.
A friend of mine who is a Dallas fan see’s it the same as you but he also texts me and says, “so, is this where Romo blows it?”....I just laugh and say “usually” and then viola...he makes one of his boneheaded plays and proves me right. Bottom line is he did not throw enough to Dez this year and if he would have connected with Witten like Orton did on Sunday the cowboys would have won the division by 3 games. Bottom line...if Romo comes back off this surgery 100%, Dez and Witten have big years and Murray rushes for 1300 yards.....you will be 8-8 next year and Garrett will be fired....just how I see it, take a look at their schedule next year....brutal!
They lost a down to someone else’s error. That is never irrelevant and it should never have happened. It is a legitimate gripe.
It had nothing to do with them losing the game.
I am talking about a penalty that should not have happened, I was not talking about the drive or game.
Yes, they got a delay of game, but in that same series they scored a TD, so it didn’t matter to the outcome of the game.
You are correct. However, the Cowboy staff was ASLEEP on the clock, and stayed asleep, in the drive prior to the interception. Embarrassing. Dynamics have their place.
Sorry, but you can’t point fingers at the QB when the defense let the Eagles gain as many yards as they wanted to at any given time ... especially on 3rd and long. And you can’t blame the QB when play calls were stupid ... like that pass called on 4th and an inch.
The playoff-bound SF 49ers.
I just love pro football. When the NASCAR season is over. Have little interest in college football. Just me.
I noticed that too. Collinsworth had all the neutrality of an MSNBC talking head on election night.
The intended receivers are the problem more often than not — but that’s true of QBs generally. Romo led them to the end of season run this year, but I doubt anyone could have foreseen that Green Bay game outcome (he had a 80 rating for that game alone). The QB relies on having a pocket and having open receivers, just like RBs rely on having a lane — IOW, teamwork is what wins games. But the QB is going to be the goat, and the middle of his career is when it generally happens, particularly when there’s no SB ring yet.
Dallas has other problems, none of which are not subject to a fix is the will exists. They need a good young QB, will they get that or will they continue as 500 team year after year?
As a Bears fan I always hated Orton, his short dink and dunk passes irritated the heck out of me. Well there’s that and also the fact that when we drafted him one of the big libs on the Trib wrote that Orton’s debate at Purdue against the Bush administration were, “The things that legends were made of.” Pfffftttttttt....hate his guts.
That was for all intents and purposes, a “Replacement Team” out there on defense for the Cowboys....Never even heard of all but one or two guys. Most were probably working at Home Depot last year.
Of course that’s mainly due to poor drafting and poor conditioning.