Tony Romo proves clutch in fourth quarter
For whatever reason, Tony Romo has developed a reputation of being a choke-artist.
Yet the examples on the field of the opposite ring true far more often than when he's unable to come through late in games. Sunday's Wild Card win over Detroit, a 24-20 victory, was yet another example of this. The Cowboys were down all game but got a great performance from Romo, who didn't let the early 14-0 deficit get to him mentally.
Romo tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to receiver Terrance Williams, which gave the Cowboys the lead with under three minutes to go in the game. He finished the game 19-21 for 293 yards and two touchdowns.
This is the fifth time Romo has led the Cowboys to a game-winning drive this season, and it is the fourth fourth-quarter comeback he's had. Though it's popular for folks to criticize Romo, the numbers don't lie. In regular-season games during his career, Romo has accounted for 24 fourth-quarter comebacks and 28 game-winning drives. Seventeen of those have occurred in the past four years.
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