Tony Romo threw three interceptions and the Dallas Cowboys lost their chance at a playoff spot on Sunday after falling to the Washington Redskins with a final score of 28-18.
After the game, a frustrated Tony Romo revealed:
“I feel as though I let our team down. Your legacy will be written when you’re done playing the game.”
Romo’s three interceptions matched the number he threw in his last eight games and once again showcased a career marred by poor high pressure play.
The Dallas Cowboy’s QB also noted:
“It’s disappointing not being able to get over that hump, but I also know that football is the ultimate team sport and I need to continue to improve, and our football team does, to get there.”
The Cowboys needed a win over the Washington Redskins to finish the season 9-7 and claim a .500 record and an NFL playoff spot. The loss led by Tony Romo’s poor performance is marked the third year in a row in which the Cowboys failed to make the playoffs.
After the game, team owner Jerry Jones said:
“We have a big challenge ahead of us. (The Redskins) are, of course, in the tournament, and we have to sit at home and think about how to get in the tournament. This is very disappointing. We have players that have fought hard all year, but it did not end up the way we wanted. And one of my jobs is to evaluate and analyze and make decisions in the offseason that can help us be in better shape.”
In comparison, Rookie QB Robert Griffin III ran for 63 yards and scored a touchdown in his teams victory.