What did Tony Romo ever do to Chris Cooley?
The Washington Redskins tight end is apparently more into the historic rivalry with the Cowboys than most anyone else on either team, as he took to the airwaves of WJFK-FM in the D.C. area on Tuesday to revel in the recent failure of the Cowboys quarterback
"It's so good," Cooley said. "It's amazing, amazing to watch him choke like that. I'm just saying, I'm up 24 points in the third quarter, if I'm the head coach, I feel like I could probably just take a knee for the rest of the game, punt it away and there's no way that Detroit's gonna drive on you that many times. The only way you're gonna give up that many points is turnovers, right? It's hilarious to watch him throw pick sixes, too, back-to-back. I loved it."
An eighth-year pro, Cooley is a little like the Cowboys' own Martellus Bennett has been in recent years, active on Twitter and YouTube, and good for a quote, but at the end of the day, just his team's second tight end. He has been overtaken this year by Fred Davis, and has only seven catches for 66 yards.
Still, Cooley went so far as to say he'd love to take on Romo in a WWE-style steel cage match, for some reason.
"I'm gonna be honest, I don't know what kind of cage-fighting skills he has," Cooley said. "I would probably try to incorporate my wrestling ability, like when I was in high school. Obviously it's been a while, but I didn't like to beat people fast. I like to embarrass 'em a little bit. Like, take a 24-point lead, and then just play with it a little bit."
Cooley had his biggest game of the season against the Cowboys two weeks ago, catching four passes for 41 yards. Romo, incidentally, had a Mick Foley-like performance that night, fighting through fractured ribs and just days after puncturing his lung, to the lead the Cowboys to an 18-16 come-from-behind win.