32 TONY ROMO

Why do you doubt the Cowboys' QB? It's time to rethink what you expect from the position

By S.L. Price

44 | THE MMQB.COM

Matt Millen

He set records for ineptitude as the Lions' GM, but his self-esteem never suffered

By Michael Rosenberg

50 | COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Fun and Games

The replacement coaches at USC and Florida Atlantic have loosened the reins, with great success

By Andy Staples

54 | WORDS WITH ...

Thomas Bach

The Olympics are profitable, so what does the new IOC president have to worry about? Plenty

By Brian Cazeneuve

58 | HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Shot

Khalil Edney's basket didn't just win a playoff game, it showed the power of perseverance

By Alexander Wolff

6 | SI Digital

8 | Leading Off

14 | The Mail

16 | Scorecard

24 | Faces in the Crowd

26 | Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Haloti Ngata still wonders, Was the plug pulled?

68 | Point After

Steve Rushin: The enchanting musicality of college football

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES

PHOTOSIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (COWBOYS)COWPOKES Romo takes comfort in knowing he has Jason Witten (82) and Dez Bryant behind him (at least most of the time). PHOTOMIGUEL A. ELLIOT/GETTY IMAGES (MILLEN) PHOTOKAI-UWE WÄRNER/PICTURE-ALLIANCE (BACH) PHOTOLOUIS LOPEZ/CAL SPORT MEDIA (FUN AND GAMES) PHOTOMICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (THE SHOT)