SNYDER: Fans got a glimpse of the Rex Grossman they always hoped for
You can’t coach the “feel” that Romo demonstrated on both of his fourth-quarter TD passes. He improvised to find Laurent Robinson from seven yards out, tying the game at 17, and then Jason Witten for a 59-yard go-ahead score.
“That kind of stuff happens, bang, bang, bang,” he said, trying to recall specifics “You just roll with it.”
Romo has rolled with a lot in his tenure with the Cowboys, including a 1-3 playoff record. His meltdowns against the New York Jets and Detroit Lions earlier this year sparked another round of questions on whether he’s truly an elite quarterback.
Grossman has rolled through his own critics and skeptics. He rolled through being benched earlier this year and the two-interception performance when he regained his job last week against Miami. On Sunday, he rolled through the Redskins’ lethargic first quarter (21 yards) and his near-disastrous interception.
The 89-yard touchdown drive to force overtime didn’t prove anything we don’t already know: Grossman can be efficient when he doesn’t kill you.
The same is true for Romo, but that’s no solace at 3-7.
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