Things were going nicely for the Dallas Cowboys and then Tony Romo happened.
After managing the game well for most of the Cowboys’ opener against the New York Jets, Romo committed two turnovers as the Jets rallied in the fourth quarter for a 27-24 victory Sunday night.
With the Cowboys up 24-17, Romo lost a fumble at the Jets’ 3-yard line with 8 minutes, 59 seconds left and, with five minutes left, Joe McKnight blocked a Mat McBriar punt and Isaiah Trufant grabbed it and scored, tying it at 24-24.
The Cowboys got another chance, getting the ball at their 41 with 59 seconds left. Romo’s pass, lofted toward Dez Bryant, was intercepted by Darrelle Revis. Nick Folk’s 50-yard field goal with 32 seconds left gave the Jets the win.
“We win that football game if I don’t do what I did,” Romo said. “It’s hard to swallow.”
Romo snatched the headlines from Rob Ryan, whose defense got the better of brother Rex’s Jets for most of the game and finished with four sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. Afterward, Rob Ryan was furious. “I’m not talking,” he said (via Foxsportssouthwest.com).
The Ryans’ special night — at least for Rob — was ruined. Buddy Ryan, coach of the vaunted Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl defense, was in the house to watch his sons. Rob tromped across the field to shake his brother’s hand, muttering expletives. “[Rex] just said, ‘See you in the Super Bowl,’ ” Rob said. “I said, ‘I'll see you there.’ ”
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