IRVING, Texas (AP) - Terrell Owens was on the verge of tears
after the Cowboys' 21-17 playoff loss to the New York Giants.
While his eyes were hidden behind dark sunglasses, he couldn't
hide his disappointment - or his loyalty to quarterback Tony Romo.
A week after Romo's well-documented bye weekend getaway to
Mexico with Jessica Simpson and a couple of teammates, the Cowboys'
season is over.
After a 13-3 regular season that clinched the NFC's top seed,
Dallas instead made it 11 straight seasons without a postseason
Romo's fourth-and-11 pass was intercepted by R.W. McQuarters in
the end zone with 9 seconds left, ending the Cowboys' season. The
pass was intended for Terry Glenn, not a double-covered Owens.
Defeated and deflated, there were no more chances for T.O. and
As promised, Owens was back on the field for the Cowboys after
missing the regular season finale and 2½ weeks of practice because
of an ankle sprain.