TO Complaining About Someone Else Being a Distraction?

I thought it was fun when ESPN showed those stats about Romo having a bad game when Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood were at the game. And, of course, like any normal person (this excludes radio talk show hosts, guys from Around the Horn, and any other talking head) I chalked it up as a funny coincidence.  But count Terrell Owens as another person who thinks a pair of Daisy Dukes can do more to Romo than a well-timed blitz.

According to Yahoo!, TO had two conflicting statements.  One was the rather playful statement, “Right now, Jessica Simpson is not a fan favorite — in this locker room or in Texas Stadium.”  This seemed like a joke, and TO later said it was.

On the other hand, he also said, “With everything that has happened, obviously the way Tony played and the comparison between her and Carrie Underwood, I think a lot of people feel like she’s kind of taken his focus away. Other than that, she was hot on my list until last week.”

This one seems a little more serious and is probably what he really thinks.

Look, players have their wives, girlfriends, one-night conquests, paid escorts, high-priced call girls, and worse yet, their moms (talk about distraction!) in the stands all the time.  This is way overblown.  But I couldn’t resist the fact that TO was blaming other people for being a distraction.

I think this also shows the fragile ego that is the Cowboys right now.  They know they haven’t beaten anyone good and that Romo is in midst of another December slump.  They’re scared.  And they’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.  Champions ignore this stuff.  Did you hear a single Patriot comment on Tom Brady and Bridget Moynihan? 

These Cowboys are already looking for excuses and I love it.

-DW

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