Romo & the Dallas Cowboys Still in the Playoff Hunt Despite Loss

Despite a heartbreaking loss to the New Orleans Saints, Tony Romo still has one last chance to lead the Dallas Cowboys to the playoffs.

Garrett Hartley‘s winning 20-yard field goal in overtime on Sunday propelled the Saints past Cowboys by a final score of 34-31. But the game turned out to be meaningless to America’s Team’s postseason hopes.

Tony Romo

Despite the Cowboys loss in a third straight game decided on the final play, the New York Giants 33-14 loss against the Baltimore Ravens later Sunday left Dallas in essentially the same position. Beat the Washington Redskins in next weekend’s finale and the Cowboys go to the postseason as NFC East champions.

“Even if we would have won today, we would have needed that game next week obviously,” said Dallas’ 32-year-old Mexican American quarterback, who threw for 416 yards and four touchdowns, including a 19-yarder to Miles Austin that tied the score with 15 seconds left in regulation.

For the third time in five seasons, Dallas (8-7) can get to the playoffs by beating a division rival on the final day of the regular season. The Cowboys lost such games to the Giants last New Year’s night and to Philadelphia in 2008.

“I welcome that challenge,” said Romo. “I think we’ve improved in some areas since those two years.”

With just 1:29 remaining in the game, the Cowboys pulled within a touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Romo to Dwayne Harris. Romo led the Cowboys 64 yards in seven plays, capped by the tying toss to Austin, who caught the ball on his knees in the end zone. It was Dallas’ third overtime game in the past five at home.

“There was no panic,” said Saints quarterback Drew Brees. “It was almost like we knew the game would come down to something like this. We just wanted that opportunity and the defense gave it to us.”

Romo also had a pair of 58-yard scoring passes to Dez Bryant, who had a career-high 224 yards receiving. Romo was 26 of 43 and broke his own franchise record for passing yards in a season. He has 4,685.

Dallas Quarterback Romo Exceeds Career Passing Milestone

It’s turning out to be Lucky No. 7 for Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo

Along with leading America’s Team to an overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the 32-year-old Mexican-American quarterback broke the 25,000 yards passing milestone during the game. And he achieved that feat by doing something to a Pittsburgh defense that hadn’t been done in 21 games — throw for 300 yards.

Tony Romo

The Steelers hadn’t allowed more than 200 yards passing in their previous eight games before Sunday.

Romo completed 30-of-42 passes for 341 yards with touchdown passes to Jason Witten and Dez Bryant to continue his hot December days. In three wins this month, Romo has six touchdown passes and one interception with 912 yards passing.

In his last seven games, Romo has 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

“I think as the season progresses you understand what your team needs, what we’re good at, what we’re struggling at,” Romo said. “I said it earlier in the year, we made some mistakes that cost us (and those are) things we haven’t made lately.”

It’s the latest feat for Romo, a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

Earlier this season, the first-time father passed Troy Aikman‘s career mark to become the franchise’s new career touchdown passes leader.

During Sunday’s game, Cowboys cornerbackBrandon Carr helped seal the victory for the Cowboys when he intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and returned it 36 yards to the 1 yard line in overtime.

Dan Bailey‘s 21-yard field goal gave the Cowboys the 27-24 winover Pittsburgh in front of thousands of Steelers fans at Cowboys Stadium.

The winning kick came after Romo took a knee to put Bailey in better position.

The Cowboys (8-6) moved into a three-way tie for the NFC East lead with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The Cowboys have won three straight and five of their six games.

Iglesias’ Wild Thanksgiving Performance

It may be the end of November, but Enrique Iglesias kept things sizzling at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas this Thanksgiving.

Wearing a black hoodie, black & gold military cap and jeans, the 36-year-old Spanish pop singer performed a medley of his music during the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys vs. Miami Dolphins game, including new single “I Like How It Feels.”

Enrique Iglesias Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game Halftime Show

Iglesias’s halftime performance—which included a special appearance by Cuban-American rap superstar Pitbullhelped kick off the Salvation Army’s 15th annual Red Kettle Kickoff during the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game.

It’s the 120th anniversary of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, which began on the San Francisco wharf in 1891 and has spread worldwide to raise money for people in need. Last year, the campaign raised a record $142 million, mostly in small donations from holiday shoppers.

Iglesias, Pitbull and rising star Prince Royce are currently on tour throughout the United States.

Romo’s New Role… Dad!

Forget completing passes, avoiding sacks and leading America’s Team to victory… Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is preparing for the biggest challenge of his life… fatherhood!

Tony Romo and Candice Crawford Expecting First Child

During an appearance at a Dallas-area high school with teammate Miles Austin, a student asked the 31-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection if he had children.

“Um, no, I don’t have any kids,” responded Romo, who married Candice Crawford this past Memorial Day weekend at a lavish ceremony in Dallas six months after proposing to the former beauty queen at her 24th birthday party. “I’ve actually got one on the way. My wife’s pregnant.”

As the students clapped, the Mexican-American football star smiled, raised his fist and said, “It’ll be fun.”

This will be the couple’s first child.

No due date was revealed.