Jeremiah: True grit
Not exactly known for the mental part of his game, Romo showed great maturity. Let's start with a 16-yard pickup to Dez Bryant early in the third quarter. Romo saw the blitz coming, changed the play at the line of scrimmage, and got rid of the ball. He didn't have much time to throw it. He didn't need to.
It was a great play that combined Romo's smarts and movement skills. Osi Umenyiora got to Romo quickly on the play; it was one of the few times Umenyiora showed up on tape all night. Romo quickly shifted outside to open up a throwing lane and delivered the ball after Umenyiora changed directions and pushed him. The throw was right on the money.
Romo threw a nasty interception early in the game, but the Giants didn't stop Dallas once in the last 35 minutes. The dagger Wednesday night was a 34-yard touchdown to Miles Austin. Once again, Romo changed the play and let Austin know what he wanted at the line of scrimmage via hand signals. Austin did not seem to be at 100 percent but Romo was smart to go to him when he was covered by Justin Tryon. Romo mercilessly picked on Tryon after the Giants secondary was injured past its breaking point.
Picking on an opponent's flaw: Yet another veteran move. It was only one game, but Mr. Hanzus is feeling pretty good about his MVP pick.