Why did Tony Romo really throw to Sam Hurd on 3rd and 4th down, especially considering Champ Bailey was covering him? Maybe because Romo got confused and thought it was only 1st and 2nd down when he made the throws? Pretty F'ing Pathetic.
Watch this video right after Romo throws the incomplete pass to Hurd on 4th down.
UPDATE: Here’s the statement the public relations department released:
As Tony was walking off the field after the fourth down play, he saw that the down marker on the Dallas sideline read “3.” As it turned out, the marker was in the process of being changed, sequentially, from the number “4” to the number “1” for the Broncos ensuing possession. The marker on the Cowboys side read “3” temporarily. When he saw the “3,” he thought there might have been the possibility of an error on the down count. After asking the officials (holding up three fingers), he then saw the down marker move through the progression from 3 to 2 to 1.