Ex-NFL star Romo ridiculed for feedback on horror harm to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (VIDEO) — RT Sport Information
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has earned ridicule for his comments on current Cowboys star Dak Prescott’s pathetic ankle injury in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
Quarterback Prescott fell excruciatingly after a duel with Giants defenseman Logan Ryan in the third quarter at the AT&T Stadium and immediately looked in horror at his ankle, which had twisted.
Prescott clutched his lower leg and appeared to be trying to get the dislocated ankle back into position before signaling to the bank that officials and teammates were either rushing to help or were watching anxiously.
The gruesome scenes were seen on television for everyone, but apparently not for ex-Cowboys quarterback Romo, who described the action as a color commentator.
“You almost have to hope it’s a cramp, don’t you, if you’re a cowboy fan right there,” Romo said despite the horrific nature of the injury that is clearly visible on the screen.
“Oh, that … that doesn’t look good, Jim,” added Romo, finally realizing the grisly seriousness of the situation.
NFL fans reacted in disbelief at Romo’s initial assessment of the reason Prescott was beaten and agonized on the turf.
Dak Prescott’s bone was sticking through his skin and Tony Romo said, “You just have to hope it’s a cramp.”
– Rones Gamblin Corner (@_rone) October 11, 2020
You almost have to hope it’s a cramp, an absolute call from Romo
– Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 11, 2020
Prescott left the field on a cart and tearfully. The injury was later confirmed as a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle.
The 27-year-old had surgery on Sunday evening and is expected to be out of service for the next four to six months.
The star’s brother, Tad, later tweeted from the hospital swearing that Prescott would be “stronger than ever” back.
The Cowboys sealed a thrilling 37:34 win over the Giants after Prescott was replaced by veteran Andy Dalton. Thereafter, owner Jerry Jones paid tribute to the injured star who suffered the death of his brother Jace earlier this year when he committed suicide.
“I know the personal hardship and strife he experienced, overcome, and overcome in his young life,” said Jones.
“And I don’t know anyone better prepared than Dak Prescott from the standpoint of mental and emotional hardship and determination to respond to and recover from this challenge ahead.”
“He is an inspiration to everyone he touches. He has all of our love and support. And we have no doubt that he will return to the position of leadership and purpose that he brings to our team.”