I’ll never forget the first time feeling pain as a Dallas Cowboys fan…
The year is 2007, and the Cowboys are trailing the Seattle Seahawks 21-20 in the first round of the playoffs for the 2006 season. Tony Romo leads the team downfield for what should be a cakewalk field goal to win the game as time expires…
Then, the unthinkable happens.
Romo was the holder for field goals at the time, and sure enough, HE FUMBLED THE SNAP to lose the game 21-20.
Seven-year-old me was in shambles.
He picked up the botched snap and nearly ran it in for a touchdown, but was caught from behind a few feet from the goal line.
Needless to say, that play is still forever etched in the minds of Cowboys fans.
With that being said, Romo took the opportunity to roast himself while calling the Chiefs/Bengals game last night.
Romo and Jim Nantz were in the booth last night for the game, when the Cincinnati Bengals were setup for an easy 21-yard field goal to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl…
And that was the moment when Romo brought up that fateful night back in 2007.
Before Bengals kicker Evan McPherson was about to kick the field goal, the former Cowboys QB said:
“I’ve seen guys in the playoffs drop a snap in a big situation.”
Good one Tony… good one…
I mean c’mon man, you really don’t have to do that to yourself, or the rest of Cowboys’ Nation.
Luckily enough, he didn’t give McPherson and his holder the kiss of death, as he nailed the field goal to win the game 27-24 for their first Super Bowl appearance since 1989.
Joe Shiesty baby… saving us all from the wrath of Jackson Mahomes and Brittany Matthews.