The Last of the Painful Highlights for This Season
My wife informed me that she couldn’t believe I was watching the replay of this game on NFL Network. Well, on top of that, I am subjecting my visitors to the same stuff!
And here is as much of the story as I can handle:
All Tony Romo had to do was put the ball down and let Martin Gramatica make an easy kick — only 19 yards, even closer than an extra point.
That’s where it all slipped away from the Dallas Cowboys. The Pro Bowl quarterback who saved their season ended it, too.
Romo’s bobble on the field-goal try with 1:19 left led to a scramble that ended 2 yards shy of the end zone and a yard short of a first down, preserving a 21-20 victory for the Seattle Seahawks in the wildest of wild-card games.
“You coach long enough, you end up seeing just about everything,” Seattle’s Mike Holmgren said. “One more thing for the journal.”
And one moment Dallas coach Bill Parcells would rather forget after coming oh-so-close to his first playoff victory since 1998 and the Cowboys’ first postseason victory since 1996.
“It was just one of those things,” Parcells said. “It looked like a good snap. I can’t tell you what happened after that. We’re an extra point from being down to the eight teams left. That’s what’s the hardest thing.”