Tony Romo can at last think ahead a little bit about postseason – after all, a win next week puts the Cowboys in.
“It's amazing how you play every week and you don't think about what's ahead or anything but your opponent,” the Cowboys quarterack said after Sunday's game against the Saints. Despite losing, the Cowboys regained control of their playoff fate when the Giants lost to Baltimore. “But that's the only you reason really play, in a lot of ways, is to get your team into that position and to get in the playoffs so you have a chance.
“When you get in, anything can happen. I know what. We've seen it far too many times. We just need to do the right things to get in.”
Romo gave the Cowboys a chance against the Saints despite trailing by 14 points with less than four minutes left in regulation.
He led a must-have 80-yard touchdown drive to pull Dallas with 31-24 with 3:40 remaining. After the Cowboys got the ball back with 1:29 left, Romo went to work again.
Facing fourth-and-10 from the New Orleans 19, Romo hit Mile Austin on a back-shoulder touchdown pass with 15 seconds left.
“We did a good job at the end of the game,” Romo said.