5. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) walks off the field after the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Stats: 15-19, 191 yards, 2 TDs
For once, a loss wasn’t Tony Romo’s fault.
He didn’t fumble away an extra point.
He didn’t throw an ill-timed interception.
But Tony Romo, who some consider an NFL MVP candidate, simply didn’t play at an MVP level on Sunday. The quarterback on the other side of the field, Aaron Rodgers, thoroughly outplayed Romo. However, it wasn’t necessarily Romo’s fault, which is why I rank his performance fifth.
The Cowboys maintained their commitment to the running game as Demarco Murray received 25 carries, which meant less touches for Romo, Jason Witten and Dez Bryant.
If only Jason Garrett had tested Green Bay’s secondary more. But who knows if it would have made a difference?
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