Tony Romo's two fourth-quarter turnovers against the Jets cost the Cowboys in the season opener. His three second-half interceptions against the Lions were the difference in the Cowboys' loss to the Lions in Week 4. In between, Romo won the Cowboys games against the 49ers and Redskins.
On a conference call with New England reporters Wednesday, Romo was asked about learning from his losses and the ability to move on.
"You never want that to happen," Romo said. "We were also fortunate to have all the things go right against Washington and against San Francisco. For every game that’s the other way, there’s another one the other side. Everyone is good in this league. You have to minimize turnovers in key situations. We did that for two of the games and two of the games we didn’t. That’s really what it comes down to."
The Cowboys should have a chance to make plays against a Patriots defense ranked last in the league. They have given up 28 pass plays of at least 20 yards.
"It’s early in the year,” Romo said. “I think in the off-season, there are some things of that nature that probably took a little time for schematically to get a lot of stuff in. They played really well last week. In stretches, they’ve played really good ball. I don’t know that that’s who they are. I think really, they’re a good defensive unit that’s just coming into their own lately. I think they’re going to be pretty good the rest of the way.”
-- Charean Williams