The first NFL Sunday concluded with Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys squandering a 24-10 fourth quarter lead and losing to the New York Jets 27-24.
Following a one-yard touchdown run by Felix Jones to give Dallas a 24-10 lead in the fourth quarter, Romo and the offense’s final five drives of the game went like this:
- A Romo fumble at the Jet 2.
- Three and out (a drive that included two penalties and a blocked punt returned for a score).
Romo’s fumble near the end zone started the Dallas meltdown as the Cowboys were poised to regain their 14-point advantage. With the Dallas defense missing its top three cornerbacks due to injury, Romo’s errors opened the door for the Jets and they took full advantage.
Prior to tonight’s loss, Dallas posted a record of 241-0-1 when leading in the fourth quarter by 14 points or more during their 51 years of existence.