Romo a Hero for Stranded Couple

Cowboys QB stops to fix Dallas couple's flat after a long day crushing Cleveland
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2008 7:20 AM CDT
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, left, and singer Jessica Simpson, right, take in a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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(Newser) – Tony Romo took down the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, then rescued the Whites in Dallas on his way home, People reports. Car after car passed Bill and Sharon White, stuck on the roadside at midnight with a flat tire and a busted jack. But when one finally stopped to help, the driver was none other than the Dallas Cowboys star quarterback, on his way home after playing a key role in the 28-10 flattening of Cleveland earlier in the day.

"He gets almost knocked cold in that game, and I read it took 13 stitches to close the cut, and then there's a long flight home (the Cowboys charter arrived at around 11 pm) and Tony's got to be dog tired, but he still was a good enough person to stop and help us."