If you saw the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins on Monday night, you sat through an awful football game. That game didn’t need announcers, it needed a laugh track (“So it became a comedy show.” “Yes it did! And it was not pleasant to be part of the comedy on stage!” Anyone know what movie?).
The high point of the comedy was the Cowboys inability to snap a ball properly out of the shotgun. We’ve never seen that level of ineptitude out of the shotgun before. Center Phil Costa continued to snap the ball before Romo was ready and it shockingly didn’t lead to disaster. Romo got some lucky bounces and then was alert enough to salvage a couple plays.
Romo was livid with Costa on the field. But, after the game, he said the reason for the poor snaps was the Redskins impersonating his cadence, which is illegal.
“We’ve got to get the snap thing worked out,” Romo said. “Costa said the D-line kept calling out the snap count. We’ll get that worked out. We’ll tell the league and see if that’s something that can be fixed because you’re not supposed to be able to do that. So we’ll see. But we can’t have that happen. We shouldn’t have been in that situation.”
If that’s the case, that’s bush league. But, something stinks pretty bad here. Either the Redskins cheated, or Phil Costa probably shouldn’t be playing center in the NFL.