But enough already, says Orakpo.
"Oh, he's a courageous player to go out there and play. The guy was playing just like Tony Romo, running around, making throws. He got hit throughout the whole game and still getting up. I mean, it was blown way out of proportion, but it is what it is."
Come to think of it, Orakpo brings up somewhat of a good point. It's not like Romo played exceptionally well, posting a pedestrian stat line (22 of 36 for 255 passing yards, one interception and no touchdowns). It took six Dan Bailey field goals and a last-minute defensive stop for Dallas to gut out the victory.
So while Romo deserves credit for fighting through the pain -- and for completing a key 30-yard pass to Dez Bryant late in the fourth quarter -- we can certainly understand Orakpo's point of view.
At least to some degree.