Cowboys rally behind Romo after late-game gaffe

By SCHUYLER DIXON - AP Sports Writer
    2013-10-10 17:10

IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Cowboys are rallying around Tony Romo after another late-game mistake, his interception that spoiled the first 500-yard game in Dallas history.

Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin gave an unsolicited defense of the quarterback after Dallas lost to Denver and Peyton Manning 51-48 when Danny Trevathan intercepted a pass in the final 2 minutes to put the Broncos in position for the winning field goal.

Kiffin and linebacker Sean Lee both said to put the loss ``on me'' after Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns.

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The Cowboys are playing Washington on Sunday night.

They lost a winner-take-all finale to the Redskins last season, with Romo throwing an interception when he had a chance to lead a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

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