Tony Romo throws the worst 4th down pass attempt in NFL history

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It's fourth and nine, what do you do? Not this.

It started so well for the Dallas Cowboys. The offense was humming on their opening drive against a suspect Chicago defense, with DeMarco Murray finding running room and Tony Romo hitting his receivers. Their first possession was a smooth 12-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to open the game. They backed that up with another touchdown on their third possession, but since that point early in the second quarter, the offense has frozen in the Chicago cold.

The offensive drought hit a low point early in the fourth quarter, when Dallas went for their first fourth down conversion of the season. The entire sequence was a mess, with Romo hurriedly barking out audibles to a confused Murray and Jason Witten as the play clock wound down. It led to this abominable attempt at…something on 4th and 9:

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That's not going to get it done, but it will at least forestall the critique that all Romo does is throw interceptions in December.

Meanwhile, the Bears punter has not had to leave his cozy little spot next to the heaters on the sidelines. Chicago has scored on all seven of their possessions to take a 42-14 lead.

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