Live blogging my Dallas Cowboys, back in the playoffs...finally! This game comes down to the talent of Romo and Julius Jones against a team with heart, the Seattle Seahawks.
In the 1st quarter, both teams look sloppy. Romo is throwing too low, and the defenses are setting the tone. Need a big play.
Q2: C'mon, Romo. More low throws. He scrambled; that's when you need magic!
Q2: Penalties! What the hell, Boys? You aren't the Raiders!
Q2: Madden is right. Romo needs to settle down. He's dangerous when he scrambles, but he's throwing erratically. Where's that poise he got to the Pro Bowl with?
Q2: I've never been a Parcells fan, but nice to see him fired up. About time.
Q2: Goddam Owens. Most overpaid asshole in the game. Drops, drops, drops. Earn that pay.
Q2: TOUCHDOWN! That's the Romo I've been waiting for!
Q3: More penalties, and the Hawks are looking much sharper. Don't let them back in...
Q3: Seahawks TD. Good Seattle drive. They definitely are much more focused.
Q3: Miles Austin, my new hero. TOUCHDOWN, Cowboys. Great kickoff runback, for a TD. Yeah!
Q4: Great tip and pick by Newman to Roy Williams. Now, they need to build on this.
Q4: Jones finally getting on track. Boys settle for a field goal, though. A TD would have put it away. Still only 1 score separates these 2.
Q4: Another huge penalty, with Newman mugging the receiver. Frustration, clearly, with Hasselbeck picking them apart. 4th down, on the goalline...and the Hawks turn it over!
Q4: Whoa! What the hell? An insane play: pass to Glenn, fumbled, ball in the endzone, ball goes out, but flipped back in...and a safety! What a wild play.
Q4: Seahawks with a great pass. TD. Seahawks take the lead, but fail on the 2 pt conversion. 21-20, Seahawks.
Q4: Less than 2 minutes left, the Boys are near the goalline...4th down...Field goal snap is fumbled! Romo runs...but stopped. Oh NO.
Q4: Hail Mary. 1 play left...Romo throws...incomplete. Seahawks win. The Cowboys season is over. Unreal.
Sigh. What looked like a great win becomes a loss. The Dallas Cowboys of 2006: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.