Tony Romo’s Monday Night Initiation
Tony Romo’s first taste of the big moment was a testament to the suddenness of the NFL game. After sitting on the bench for three full seasons, Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells called on Romo at halftime of Dallas’ Week 7 showdown with the New York Giants during the 2006 season.
Before a Monday Night Football audience, Romo passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns, but also passed for three interceptions. The Cowboys lost the game 36-22, but Romo won the starting job from Drew Bledsoe, a position he has yet to relinquish nearly eight years later.