The Dallas Cowboys (8-8) have a massive and passionate fanbase.
When the team finished the 2012 NFL regular season with a 28-18 loss in the Week 17 battle for the NFC East title against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football, excitement erupted in the nation’s capitol as rookie QB Robert Griffin III and rookie RB Alfred Morris helped to lead Washington to host its first playoff game since 1999.
Meanwhile, tempers flared in Dallas and with Cowboys fans everywhere.
Disappointed with the defeat, a whole mess of Cowboys fans took to YouTube to vent their frustration (via SportsGrid).
What did they decide to do? They burned jerseys of QB Tony Romo.
See the collection of videos below:
This one might be a little more creative as one fans says Romo is “like the bad girlfriend who must break up. Just like she would burn all of the pictures of us together, I must erase all traces of the evidence of our soured relationship.”
One fan decided that she will be “finding a new team” while burning a Cowboys sweatshirt.
Others decided to burn a Pro Bowl jersey of the 32-year-old starting signal-caller.
In his tenth NFL season (seventh as a starter), Romo completed 425 of 648 passes (65.6 percent) for 4,903 yards with 28 TDs to 19 INTs. On Sunday evening, he went 20 for 37 (54.1 PCT) for 218 yards with two TDs to three INTs.
Rookie QB RGIII, who had just nine completions on the night on 18 attempts for 100 yards (yet also added 63 yards and a score on six carries) finished the regular season with the same completion percentage, completing 258 of 393 attempts for 3,200 yards even with 20 TDs to only five INTs and added 815 yards with seven scores on the ground.
If you ‘like’ us on Facebook, you might have also seen this meme we shared shortly after the game.
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website. Follow him @_MichaelGartman on Twitter.