Tony Romo's act is starting to wear thin

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GHS - Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins the show to discuss the Pats loss to the Cowboys
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Bill Belichick wasn’t the only previously immortal football character who lost his luster Sunday night during the Cowboys’ thrilling overtime win over the Patriots.

Tony Romo did as well.

For the last three seasons, Romo was widely lauded as the best color analyst in pro sports, including by this humble blogger. He was on top of the action and more cognizant of game situations than most coaches. His penchant for predicting plays even earned him a monicker: “Romostradamus.”

But those days are gone. The Tony Romo who showed up to Foxborough Sunday was loud, confused and bordering on offensive. His gabfest with Jim Nantz following a segment about cancer patients enjoying a spa day at Gillette Stadium was downright cringeworthy.

Does anybody know what these two golf buddies were getting at?

“I’d like to enjoy a day of manicures, yoga, candle lighting. Maybe a little relax …,” Romo said before abruptly cutting himself for the first time.

Then his awkward ribbing of Nantz continued.

“You’re big into candle-making. Don’t lie!,” Romo shouted. “That’s your favorite thing on the side. Tell the people.”

Nantz countered with a line about how Romo enjoys pedicures (how girly)! The ex-quarterback tried to respond with another retort, but seemed to combust mid-sentence — or stop himself from saying something career-ending. One of the two.

“I don’t … feed … my … dogs … what is it? Pedi? Pediatric kids?,” Romo said.

His verbal panting while CBS showed video of Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft embracing before the game was just as uncomfortable.

“They’re like, ‘Hey ... oh you’re here! Let’s go! Should we sit together? Yes. Get in there. Let the big guy get his hands on ya,’” Romo said. “That’s fantastic.”

Those weren’t the only times Romo didn’t make any sense at all. His breakdown of the first half consisted of the following: “I have not seen a game like this where it’s just shocking thing after shocking thing over and over — with high-level play,” he said. “Everything I’m like, ‘Woah! They do that? No. That can’t happen, can it?’