Tony Romo left Texas Stadium Sunday night a loser, banged up, bruised, and limping toward the playoffs. But rather than hanging his head on the drive home, he was likely contemplating Jessica Simpson. Will it make him feel any better about posting his worst ever QB rating and losing at home to hated rival? Yes, yes it will. But maybe we're onto something.
Although it was more than a little annoying to keep seeing the camera go to Simpson's dark roots and pink #9 jersey in the middle of a tight game, and at one point to sit through a montage featuring her music, we wondered if her being there was a distraction for Romo. For much of the game, he had ample protection and the Eagles couldn't get to him, yet he missed open receivers frequently, posting terrible numbers in the first half, and going on to toss three picks. Romo finished with 214 yards (more than McNabb, but...) on 13 completions out of 36 attempts. He's lucky for Jason Witten, who accounted for more than half the yardage. TO was pissed on the sidelines, a situation we can only pray carries over this week and into next.
We've seen Romo girls at the game before. On Christmas Day last year, Romo and Carrie Underwood were seen hugging on the field before the game. The result was similar: Ol' Romeo was 14-29 for a paltry 142 yards, with a TD and a pick, and the Eagles stomped the Cowboys, 23-7. TO was dejected after the game, complaining over a lack of touches. Coincidence? Romo's already been anointed the next great QB by the national media and is having a helluva season, but have we discovered his kryptonite? I say we buck up and get whatever arm candy he's rocking next year a ticket to the game at the Linc.
Update: And we've got the video. via AA.