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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tony Romo: Miles Austin Lost Sure Touchdown Ball in the Lights

After blowing a 34-22 lead to the Giants with under six minutes to go, Tony Romo acted like a model team leader by taking responsibility for his team’s loss. Just kidding. He threw teammate Miles Austin under the bus.

The Cowboys had the ball after allowing the Giants to score a touchdown to make it 34-29. Tony Romo felt the pressure on a 3rd and 5 and saw Miles Austin break free on a go route to the outside. He threw a perfect ball down field, leading Austin into what would have been a sure touchdown to ice the game. For some reason Austin wasn’t able to make the catch.

“Miles said it got lost in the lights,” Romo explained. “He looked up and just saw the lights. Obviously you don’t want those things to happen. Miles had a great game tonight, he did a great job for us.”

I’m sure Cowboys fans will be comforted by the Little League excuse from the offense. Romo actually played really well and made great throws all night. He was 21/31 for 321 yards and four touchdowns. I thought his pass to Miles Austin was a great read and good throw that led his receiver. Now we know why the play wasn’t made. Get on Romo all you want, but the defense gave up two touchdowns in five minutes and should have come up with a stop.

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