It’s no secret with the Dallas Cowboys. When Tony Romo brings his A-game, they are pretty tough to stop. However, when Romo plays bad, he brings down the entire team. The Eagles have had some good success against Romo and will need to force him into having a terrible game.
If we as Eagles fans think that Donovan McNabb has a lot to prove, I don’t know what can be said about Tony Romo. You don’t have to follow the team closely to know about all his lackluster performances late in the season and lack of a playoff win. The ‘Boys haven’t won a playoff game in 13 years and Romo is the latest contributing factor to that. They’ve already clinched their playoff berth for the year but who can say Romo isn’t due for another meltdown?
When the two teams met earlier in the year, the Eagles did a fairly good job getting to Romo. They forced him into one interception and sacked him four times. He only found his star receiver (at the time) Miles Austin one time but it was for a 49 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that turned out to be a dagger in the Eagles hearts. Romo also went for over 300 yards on the day.
You could argue that the Eagles are a better team now than when they met the first time, but you may also say the Cowboys are too. I think this game will be won down in the trenches. Which of the two quarterbacks will be better protected? And which lines can control the other to establish a run game? If the Eagles can get to Romo a lot on Sunday and continually collapse the pocket on him I don’t see how they can lose. Romo is a sissy and when he starts to see the pocket collapses he closes his eyes and hopes he lives to see another snap. If the Eagles can get some solid pressure up the middle, I see Romo having a terrible day.