The awards and words of praise are coming in hot and heavy for quarterback Tony Romo after his courageous performance in the Cowboys 27-24 comeback victory in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers.
Romo was nominated the Fed Ex Air NFL Player of the Week and the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the week after returning from a fractured rib and punctured lung to lead the Cowboys to victory.
The Cowboys will continue re-evaluate Romo the rest of the week. They believe the punctured lung will heal sufficiently enough for him to play against the Redskins on Monday night.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Romo was impressive on Sunday, but he has been impressive his entire career.
"Well, to me it’s a lot what I’ve seen from Tony Romo for the last four and a half years," Garrett said. "He’s a great competitor. He wants to be in these situations. He’s a physically tough guy. He’s a mentally tough guy. He’s had some games where’ he’s brought us back to win games and he’s had some games where we haven’t won. That’s the nature of playing quarterback in the National Football League, but the thing I love about him is he never shies away. He always steps back up in there. He’s very accountable for his own performance and our team’s performance and he keeps going. We talk about it all the time, it’s one play at a time, one game at a time and keep going forward regardless of what the previous result was. Be able to handle adversity, be able to handle success and it’s important for every player and coach on our team. It’s important for our entire football team probably no more important than at the quarterback position."
-- Clarence Hill