Romo Not Selected, RG3 Is

Yesterday the NFL announced the players selected to the 2013 Pro Bowl.  While they made most of the right choices, their was one glaring mistake.  How Tony Romo did not get selected is beyond me.  I’m not just complaining about this because I’m a Cowboys fan, I’m complaining about this because the system is fixed.  Yes i know he’s had some awful games  this year, I know better than anyone because I’ve watched every play this year.  The five interception game against Chicago was one of the worst performances I’ve ever seen.  However, he is third in the league in passing yards with 4,685 yards.  

Aaron Rogers and Matt Ryan obviously belong on the roster because of the way they’ve performed this year, but not Robert Griffin 3.  Romo has six more touchdowns than Griffin and has passed for 1,300 yards more than the rookie from Baylor.  Yes, he had a stellar rookie year and turned the Redskins around, but come on.  And yes I realize that Griffin ran for more than 700 yards this season, but he has been chosen mainly because he is a rookie.  This Sunday Night with the division title on the line, I believe Romo will come out and prove to people why he should have been chosen.

Cowboys beat Steelers in Overtime

When Brandon Carr signed with Dallas in the off season  he knew that he would help the Cowboys secondary.  Carr didn’t know that he would step up and make the biggest play of the season.

Carr stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger throw on the second play of overtime and ran it back to the one yard line, silencing thousands of Terrible Towel waving fans at Cowboys Stadium.  Two plays later, Dan Bailey kicked a 21 yard field goal that put Dallas at a three way tie for first place in the NFC East.

In a game that saw Tony Romo pass the 25,000 passing yards milestone, the Cowboys did all the right things at the end to escape the Steelers.  Romo threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, and no interceptions.  The second touchdown throw went to Dez Bryant, who had suffered a broken left index finger last week.

A DeMarco Murray touchdown with six minutes left tied the game at 24.  Dallas’ defense then got some crucial plays, including two sacks to force the game into overtime.  

Then, after Carr’s interception return, Dan Bailey won the game for the Cowboys for the second straight week

 

Clippers Stun Jazz Nation

Jazz fans walked out of Energy Solutions Arena on Monday night after witnessing something they haven’t seen all year, a home loss.

What seemed to be a sure win for the Jazz against the Clippers, holding a 14 point lead in the third quarter, quickly turned into a close game with just minutes to play.  Blake Griffin scored 30 points along with 20 from Jamal Crawford off the bench to help the Clippers prevail 101-99.

The home loss was the first for the Jazz since April 4.

The Jazz were lead by Mo Williams and Gordon Hayward, with Williams scoring 20 and Hayward 17.  

In the dying moments of the game, Al Jefferson drove in for what seemed to be a game tying layup with 39 seconds remaining, until DeAndre Jordan rejected it, basically destroying all hope for the Jazz.

The loss sinks the Jazz to 9-10 on the season.