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December 14, 2008|By Ken Murray

Romo remorse

Say what you will about Terrell Owens' loose grip on reality, but Cowboys QB Tony Romo had no business throwing to Jason Witten on Dallas' last-gasp pass in Week 14. Bad read, bad execution, deserved result. Maybe that helps explain Romo's record of 4-8 as a starter in December and January.

Wade's Waterloo?

While we're on the Cowboys, this latest flare-up is on Wade Phillips' watch. The Cowboys appear to be running amok, with the wide receiver calling out the quarterback and the owner (Jerry Jones) calling out the running back (Marion Barber). Phillips won't coach a bigger game in Dallas than tonight's against the Giants.

Jauron in jeopardy?

No one in the Bills organization has confirmed October reports that coach Dick Jauron agreed to an extension. After starting 5-1, Buffalo has lost six of the past seven. Team owner Ralph Wilson rebuffed a Buffalo News reporter who suggested Jauron was not very popular at the moment. "Neither am I," Wilson said. "We'll go out together."

Clinton calling

Benched in the second half of last week's loss to the Ravens, Redskins RB Clinton Portis criticized his coach on his radio show, referring to Jim Zorn derisively as a "genius." Portis can get away with such behavior because team owner Daniel Snyder likes him. Zorn could commiserate with Joe Gibbs, who knows that rocky terrain.

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