Thursday, August 5, 2010
Play of the Day: Tony Romo's touch throw
By Tim MacMahon
SAN ANTONIO – The coverage by Sean Lee was outstanding. The throw by Tony Romo was better.
Lee blanketed running back Felix Jones on a wheel route during red-zone drills, but Romo floated a rainbow that landed right in Jones’ arms for a touchdown.
It had to be a perfect touch pass to get to Jones. If Romo doesn’t put the right arch on the throw, Lee either knocks it away or intercepts it. It’s an incompletion if Romo puts it too far out in front of Jones.
Even though Lee got beat on the play, it was proof of his ability to keep up with speedy backs in coverage. It was just a Pro Bowl pass, a reminder to the rookie linebacker that he isn’t in the Big Ten any more.