by Ryan Wilson
One of the story lines coming out of Dallas following last Sunday's demoralizing loss to the Steelers was that quarterback Tony Romo chokes in big games. Eh, I'm not buying it. Sure, Romo botched the snap during the '06 wild-card game against the Seahawks, but he wasn't the reason the Cowboys lost to the Giants last year.
Either way, it's hard to argue that Romo didn't play a humongous role in what transpired in Pittsburgh, but if we're going to scrutinize his three interceptions, Terrell Owens stopped his route on the first one, and Jason Witten admitted that he was partly responsible for the last one. (No. 2 was all on Romo, for what it's worth.)
That doesn't absolve Romo of throwing the ball, it just highlights that not every bad pass is on the quarterback.
The Kansas City Star's Jason Whitlock, writing for FOXSports.com, makes the case that Romo's choke-tastic label has everything to do with Terrell Owens' divisive presence. Which, given his recent comments, probably won't go over too well with Mr. T.O. I'm guessing Whitlock is fine with that.
Jason Whitlock Thinks Terrell Owens Has a Lot to Do With Tony Romo's Struggles originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.