As if it weren’t enough of a must-win already, the pressure for the Cowboys to win their first playoff game in seemingly forever next Sunday just got more intense.
According to the sports blog the big lead, quarterback Tony Romo is spending the bye weekend vacationing in Mexico with girlfriend Jessica Simpson and her parents.
The Web site shows photos of Romo and Simpson, and according to the entry, several teammates are
there as well.
While no one expects Romo and the Cowboys to spend the bye weekend at Valley Ranch watching tape, they had to know that spending it on vacation in Mexico will not go over well -- especially if they lose next weekend.
According to one Cowboys staffer, "It just doesn’t look good.”
Now the Cowboys and Romo will have to spend the next week answering questions about this vacation rather than solely focusing on winning their first playoff game since 1996.
Considering all the distractions and controversy created by Simpson’s presence at the Eagles game and Romo’s subpar performances in the final three games of the season, this certainly puts more scrutiny on him to play well in his second career playoff game. We all remember the bobble in Seattle, right?
Looks like it’s going to be an interesting week at Valley Ranch. Now what was that Wade Phillips said last week about "Chicken Little"?
-- Clarence E. Hill Jr.
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