Tony Romo was hurting after the game, but it had nothing to do with his hand. Romo’s injured right hand still was swollen and discolored eight days after he hit it on the helmet of an Eagles defensive end, but the pain Romo felt had nothing to do with the hand and everything to do with the 31-14 loss to the Giants, which ended the Cowboys’ season.
“It was there, and you have to deal with it,” Romo said. “You adjusted all week. I didn’t think that had any bearing on the outcome of the football game.”
Romo said he took a pain-killing injection before the game and had trouble gripping the ball early.
Romo went 29-for-37 for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. In the first half, he was 10 of 12 passes for only 91 yards against a relentless Giants pass. Romo went 19-for-25 for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in hurry-up mode in the second.
The Cowboys cut it to within 21-14 with 10:15 remaining in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.
“The guys fought really hard to get back in this football game,” Romo said. “It’s not a good feeling right now. After you lose, it’s…. You put so much time and effort into being out here and playing your best. We obviously didn’t come out and play our best football. We need to continue to get better and improve, and we will this off-season.”
-- Charean Williams