Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I still don't get why Romo makes that throw. Look to the left. Demarco is wide open for the dump off with what looks to be a lot of open field in front of him.
Romo is progressing through his reads, deep to shallow, which is the way the play was drawn up. If he had determined that Escobar was covered and progressed to his next read, or there had been a blitz on requiring him to hit the hot route, he probably would have dumped off to Demarco.