Romo, Cowboys Lay Egg Against Feisty Eagles

Colts clinch North, Chargers clinch West in busy AFC afternoon
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2007 8:04 PM CST
Entertainer Jessica Simpson is seen wearing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's jersey number as she watches the Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Irving,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – As his girlfriend Jessica Simpson looked on, Tony Romo and the flashy Dallas offense sputtered at home against Philadelphia in a 10-6 upset. Romo had three picks and a grisly 36% completion rate; Terrell Owens caught just two passes. The loss dropped Dallas to 12-2, ostensibly tied with Green Bay for NFC home-field advantage. In the AFC:

  • The injury-decimated Colts hung on against the Raiders, 21-14, for their fifth straight AFC South title and a first-round playoffs bye.
  • The Chargers clinched the AFC West with a 51-14 humbling of the Lions, who have now lost six since a dazzling 6-2 start.