ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 10: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys takes a snap against the Tennessee Titans at Cowboys Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
I never like to have many guys from the team I follow on my fantasy teams. It makes you a bad fan. Your team wins in a low-scoring, defensive game and you're upset because your fantasy team lost. Or your team loses in embarrassing, near-comical fashion to a team it was a touchdown favorite against, and your fantasy team wins, making you feel a lot better than you should after such a vomit-inducing loss.
See where I'm going here?
The Dallas Cowboys had what could've been one of their ugliest losses in recent memory on Sunday while dodging penalty flags being thrown squarely in their direction. But those superstars in blue and silver shined on your fantasy teams!
It all starts with Tony Romo. The lovable quarterback was the top scoring player in standard-scoring fantasy leagues after his 406 passing yards and three touchdowns, despite his three interceptions. In fact, many of the Cowboys players had better than average fantasy days despite the horrific loss. Miles Austin? Nine catches, 166 yards and a 69-yard touchdown reception that will be on highlight reels forever, which happened to be the longest reception of his brief, successful career. Roy Williams? Eight grabs for 67 yards and yet another TD for the formerly jilted, disappointing receiver who seems to have found his way. Felix Jones had 15 carries for 109 yards in his big showcase game, and even Jason Witten broke out of his slump back to last season with 80-something yards and a touchdown. It was a great fantasy day for Dallas Cowboys, most notably Romo, but sadly the same couldn't be said for real life.
As far as disappointments go, you can't look any further than Houston RB Arian Foster, who amazingly enough is still the league's leading rusher after his putrid performance against an upstart Giants defense. Foster had 11 carries for 25 yards and two receptions for 2 yards. Huge disappointment there. Other underwhelming performances were turned in by Peyton Manning (no touchdowns), Matt Schaub and rookie QB Sam Bradford, who's done surprisingly well for a rookie on a bad team, which was bad again on Sunday while being routed by the previously winless Lions.