That was the year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 4-12 under head coach Jon Gruden. And on that Thanksgiving Day, Tony Romo made history.
It wasn’t a pretty year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And it certainly would not be the last for Tampa Bay. However, it would be the last bad year for Jon Gruden as he went on to finish his career with back to back 9-7 seasons.
“Tony Romo won’t be playing this Sunday against the Bucs, and his name has been a hot topic since his Week 2 injury. But back on Thanksgiving Day in 2006, Romo had just started writing the script to his very controversial and roller-coaster-ride career. His fifth career start came against the Buccaneers, and it didn’t start well, but it ended in a flurry of touchdowns. Five to be exact. If you recall, Romo had taken over for Drew Bledsoe earlier in the season. Romo lit the world on fire this day, completing 22 of 29 for 306 yards and five scores, with a stretch of 13 straight completions. He went 9 of 10 in the second half, making him 29 of 31 after halftime over his last three games. The Cowboys won, 38-10.” – Reported by James Parziale