By Josh Kramer
The date was January 6, 2007. Dallas was taking on the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Wild-Card round playoff game. The Cowboys quarterback was a player who had replaced Drew Bledsoe as the starter earlier in the season. Sound familiar (Tom Brady replaced Bledsoe in 2001)? It was a memorable afternoon. Just not in the way that Tony Romo or the Dallas Cowboys would like. I am of course talking about the infamous “bobbled snap” that cost Dallas the game against the Seattle Seahawks. And thus began the unrelenting criticism of Tony Romo. That was then though and this is now.
Since that fateful day in Seattle, Tony Romo has established himself as one of the premier quarterbacks in football. Unfortunately for Romo, people don’t forget. The scrutiny of Romo’s supposed “inability” to win big games has lingered, despite all of the accolades he has acquired over the past six years. People always bring up that game at Qwest Field and how Romo’s blunder blew it for the Cowboys. Romo has been invited to three Pro Bowls, set numerous franchise records, and won many games, but the sting of that loss still lingers. Continue reading