Tony Romo has silenced his critics for a little while.
Quarterback Tony Romo is too often chided for his ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, but on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, he executed a 14-point comeback in a little over three minutes to keep the Dallas Cowboys' playoff dreams alive.
Looking to play the role of spoiler, the New Orleans Saints held a 31-17 lead entering the closing moments of the fourth quarter. A five-play, 80-yard drive led to a Dwayne Harris touchdown pass to bring the Cowboys withing striking distance, but it was Romo's second drive -- a 64-yard series that led to a 19-yard Miles Austin touchdown that tied the game --sending both teams to overtime.
Throwing for 400-yards and four touchdowns, Romo was everything the Cowboys could have asked for. Given Dallas's week start to the season, they're now within reach of the postseason. For the moment, Romo has silenced his critics.