DALLAS - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo blamed his poor performance Sunday on looking at Jessica Simpson's breasts instead of looking for his receivers.
The flamboyant quarterback who has been seen in the presence of Simpson had his poorest performance of the year Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles as Ms. Simpson watched him from the stands.
Romo threw the ball for 214 yards but had no touchdown passes and was intercepted three times in the 10-6 loss.
"I thought I was throwing the ball to T.O. or Jason," Romo admitted. "They talk about hitting your receivers in the numbers, I guess I was paying more attention to my little number in the stands."
Most NFL receivers like to have the pass thrown right into their chests, coach Wade Phillips said. "His problem was he was looking at the wrong chest. I guess I can't blame him, she is a hot little thing, but we're out to win football games."
Romo apologized for his performance and said it won't happen again. "I know I let my team down and I guess I let myself down and I sure didn't get any nookie after the way I played. She was really disappointed in my performance."
Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who hosts the Cowboys in Landover, Md., for both teams' regular season finales, said he hopes to use Romo's Simpson obsession to his advantage. "I think we're going to fill the stands with hot, gorgeous blondes so he'll be sure to mess up and give us a win."