The last loss the Dallas Cowboys had before this week was to the New York Giants in week 1 of the season. They had just their second loss of the season last night against the same team, the New York Giants.
Before last night’s loss, no one questioned the effectiveness of the two star rookies that led the team to an 11 game win streak. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have been unstoppable and no one argued with Jerry Jones’ decision to bench their starting quarterback Tony Romo for the rookie Prescott.
Fast forward to last night, where the Giants beat the Cowboys 10-7 for the second time this season. Dak didn’t look especially sharp, going just 17 for 37 throwing for 165 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions. The 2 interceptions were only his 3rd and 4th interceptions of the season.
Eli Manning didn’t do any better, throwing for only 193 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception and lost 2 fumbles. The difference in the game was a 61 yard touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. that came late in the 3rd quarter.
But despite the close game, Cowboys fans took to Twitter to show their disgust for Prescott’s lack of production and calling for Romo to save them:
PUT. TONY. FREAKIN. ROMO. IN.
— Bradley ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@BradInsider) December 12, 2016
Put Romo in!!!!!
— El Tejano Vegano (@HeeyyyyThere) December 12, 2016
Put Romo in please
— Aamir Momin (@aamirmomin152) December 12, 2016
PUT ROMO IN THE GAME DAK IS EXPOSED
— (Playoff Bound) (@PORKCHOP_PIRATE) December 12, 2016
Put Romo in or this game is over. Dak is not moving the ball. He's not getting it done. Period.
— Lauren Machado (@laurenmachado12) December 12, 2016
I've hanged my mind. Dak is good, but Cowboys would be better with Romo. The D, o-line, and run game got them to 11-1.
— James Lark (@jlark_3) December 12, 2016
Dallas needs to go to Romo – Dallas is the worst 11-2 team in the history of the NFL
— Michael McGarry (@ACPressMcGarry) December 12, 2016
And hundreds more like them. Jerry Jones has already said that he would not be benching Prescott over Romo.