That there was Romo Magic in the air at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night came as no surprise to tight end Jason Witten.
Romo’s best friend and so-called “ultimate security blanket,” Witten caught a touchdown pass with five minutes remaining to pull the Cowboys back into within a field goal, and then the game-winner with about seven seconds left. He finished with eight catches for 60 yards and the pair of touchdowns, and was vocally unsurprised that Romo was able to lead the improbable comeback.
“He’s at his best in those situations,” Witten said of Romo, per the team’s official website. “He thrives in those moments.”
To Witten's credit, there's some evidence to back this up. It was Romo's 24th comeback victory.
Head coach Jason Garrett was predictably full of praise for Romo as well, specifically the confident calm he brought to the huddle down the stretch.
“The big throw to Witten, the touch was unbelievable,” Garrett said. “Tremendous amount of confidence in that huddle, and a lot of it comes from the confidence the quarterback projects to the team. Everybody responded the right way. Obviously a big win for us.”