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Chris Cooley on Tony Romo's late-game meltdown: 'I loved it'

October 5, 2011 |  7:59 am

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Chris Cooley plays for the Washington Redskins. The Redskins play in the NFC East, the same division as the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo is the Cowboys' quarterback. So it should come as no surprise that the Redskins' tight end took pleasure in the late-game collapse by Romo against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Romo_200 But this much pleasure?

“It’s so good,” Cooley said during his weekly appearance on the LaVar and Dukes radio show. “It’s amazing, amazing to watch him choke like that."

Romo had been enjoying a monster game, with three touchdown passes to help give the Cowboys a 27-3 lead early in the third quarter. But then he mysteriously unraveled, throwing three interceptions -- two of which were returned for touchdowns and the other set up the Lions' game-winning touchdown -- and Dallas loses, 34-30.

Needless to say, Romo probably was feeling pretty bad already without Cooley piling on. But that didn't stop Cooley.

“I’m just saying, I’m up 24 points in the third quarter, if I’m the head coach, I feel like I could probably just take a knee for the rest of the game, punt it away and there’s no way that Detroit’s gonna drive on you that many times,” Cooley continued. “The only way you’re gonna give up that many points is turnovers, right? It’s hilarious to watch him throw pick sixes too, back-to-back. I loved it.”

Easy there, big guy. Cooley might want to keep in mind that the Redskins (3-1) are just a game up on the Cowboys (2-2) in the standings ... and that Dallas already has defeated Washington once this season ... and that the two teams meet once again next month.

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-- Chuck Schilken

Photos, from top: Chris Cooley (Credit: Cliff Owen / Associated Press); Tony Romo (Tom Fox / MCT).

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