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September 01, 2010

Romo said he doesn't need another preseason game to be ready

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said he is ready for the regular season. He will sit out Thursday night's game after completing 26 of 46 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown, two interceptions and a 64.3 passer rating in four preseason games.

“I think you always want to play football, but that’s the coaches’ decision [to sit most of the starters], and this is how we do it every year, and we’ve had a pretty good track record at the start of the season,” Romo said. “Hopefully, we will continue that.”

In three preseason games a year ago, Romo went 24-of-31 for 404 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a 70.2 passer rating. But in the first regular-season game, he opened by going 16-of-27 for 353 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over the Buccaneers.

Romo said he and the first-team offense have done enough in practice to know they are ready to go this year.

"I think you've got to practice at a game tempo, and yesterday was great," Romo said. "It was hot. We're practicing in 95-, 100-degree heat full pads for a couple of hours. It was good. Guys worked hard, and we're getting a lot out of it."

Romo said rookie receiver Dez Bryant did fine in his return Tuesday from a high-ankle sprain that had kept him sidelined since July 30.

 "He's coming along;he's doing a good job," Romo said.

-- Charean Williams



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I can see the reason the cowboys can't run the football effectively! They always run some kind of delay but never a quick hiting play. Against Miami they run a quick hitting play with the fullback and gained three to four yards up the middle. The delays just give the defense time to recover from initial contact to scrape off which ever way the runner is trying to go and fill that gap. Give the linemen some help by giving them the edge in knowing when the snap count is and being able to explode off the line and make initial contact with the defense. 300 to 330 pound men should have a very good advantage against 270 to 300 pound men when given the advantage of getting a quick half step before the defense can react. Remember Daryl and Emmitt, use to two back offense and go straight at the defense and the Cowboys run offense will begin the dominate as it should, unless of course you don't have the horses to accomplish this. If you don't then I would suggest you find someone who is willing to play smash mouth football

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