Romo! Another Injury Scare for Cowboys QB
Little-known fact: “Romo” in Scooby-Doo-ese translates to “Oh, no.”
As in, “Romo, Raggy!” (Or, “Oh no, Shaggy!”)
Hanna-Barbera cartoon dialogue aside, “Oh, no” has been a common interjection of Dallas Cowboys fans over the past decade, whenever Tony Romo is on the field.
Until the past few years, usually it was shouted in anger, after a ruinous Romo interception.
But over the past few seasons it’s been shouted in concern, when the aging, ever-less gaffe-prone but ever-more brittle quarterback falls in agony to the turf, unable to get up.
We saw it again Thursday night, early in the Cowboys’ preseason game at Seattle. Seconds after his third snap, in his first action of the preseason, Romo dropped to pass, rolled left, started to run and, as he went to slide, got hit hard in the back by fast-closing Seattle pass rusher Cliff Avril.
Romo immediately writhed in pain on the ground, reaching for his back.
Romo, Raggy, indeed.