There’s never a bad time to take a trip down memory lane especially when it involves the iconic Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback played out an epic 14 seasons with his franchise, in what was an exceptional run and one for the ages.
During his illustrious career, however, there has not been a better performance from Romo than the one he pulled off against the San Francisco 49ers in the year 2011. The amount of courage and heart he showed on the pitch that day, remains unparalleled even to this day and age.
Tony Romo played out a humoungous 14-years at Dallas Cowboys
In the second quarter of a closely contested match, Tony Romo left the field, after being severely injured. It emerged that he had a fractured rib, and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the match.
In the absence of their premier quarterback, the Dallas Cowboys failed to cope up with the 49ers and gave away a 21-14 lead in the process. With the match and the season slipping away in front of his eyes, Tony Romo decided enough was enough and that he would return to the pitch to help his side get over the line.
Even with a broken rib, Romo came out and sparkled as bright as he had ever done in his career. He lifted his side from the ashes taking them level on points at 24-24 by the end of a comeback, covering up a deficit of seven points.
However, he had something yet to come up his sleeve, and in OT, he set up an immaculate ball for his WR Jesse Holley for a 77-yard pass to set up the winning touchdown in an exceptional individual display.
The now 10-year old video has gone viral on Twitter and other social media sites, with fans some awed by the courage and grit shown by the legend of Tony Romo.