Turns out the Dallas Cowboys’ “win or go home” woes aren’t just tied to Tony Romo. As Kyle Orton’s final pass of Sunday’s 24-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles fell into the hands of Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, it became clear just how snake-bit this Dallas Cowboys team really is.
For the fourth time in six years, the Cowboys held their playoff hopes in their hands in a Week 17 showdown with a NFC East foe and for the fourth time they failed to win. All Romo could do was watch from the comfort of his home as he recuperated from his back surgery on Friday.
Perhaps these Cowboys are cursed when it comes to Week 17, where they are 2-12 in the past 14 years. If so, doesn’t it need a name? The Landry Curse? The Week 17 Hex? The Jones Jinx? Whatever you call it, it’s clearly bigger than Tony Romo.
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