Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo fought through a stomach flu on Thanksgiving Day to lead the team to a 31-24 victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders. His No. 1 receiver, Dez Bryant, compared the performance to one of the greatest athletes ever.
“He kind of put on that Michael Jordan that is sick and sticking it out and pulling this W out for us,” Bryant said, per the Dallas Morning News.
There was no shortage of praise for Romo--who went 23 of 32 for 225 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions on Thursday--after the victory.
“Tony was very sick today, having real terrible stomach issues,” said owner Jerry Jones. “He’d had trouble with it during the night and by the way wasn’t going to let that stop him. But he certainly had to get some special attention before he went out there and played. But we thought that wouldn’t affect his play. It didn’t. He’s just a gamer. He’s showing us time and time again. He protected the ball out there today. He played within himself. I was proud to see him take over, which he does, when you see out of empty and you’re into the second quarter. That was Mr. Romo.”
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