Despite a valiant comeback attempt from Jon Kitna (yes, THE Jon Kitna), the Dallas Cowboys were unable to lock down their second win of the season, losing to the New York Giants, 41-35. After quarterback Tony Romo left the game in the second quarter, backup Kitna took over. Despite taking the ball away five times, the Cowboys gave up 497 yards of total offense to the Giants, who now lead the NFC East at 5-2.
Romo was diagnosed with a broken left (non-throwing) clavicle, which is just a fun word for the collarbone. Why say collarbone when you can say “clavicle?” But don’t expect Roy Williams to be able to tell the difference; he says Kitna is just as good as Romo, which, while shocking at first blush, is probably true.
Nearly lost in all of the Monday night madness was another ignorant “I call him the __!” ad lib from “analyst” Jon Gruden. Gruden’s latest quip: tabbing the speedy Giants receivers as “Jet Blue” in a first-half comment. “Like the airline,” he said. Thanks, Jon, because for a second I thought you were referring to Jitt Bleu, the Canadian autoerotic asphyxiation playset.