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December 26, 2012

Romo hot and playing well heading into the final against the Redskins but will he be clutch

      Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has thrown 10 touchdown and just one interception in the last four games. He has 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions since throwing four inceptions against the Giants Oct. 28, helping the Cowboys rebound from a 3-5 start with five wins in the last seven games.
      Consider as well that Romo leas the NFL in comeback wins with five this season. He is third in passing yards with 4,685, sixth in completion percentage (66.3), sixth in passing touchdowns (26) and 10th in passer rating (92.5).
     Romo is playing as well as any quarterback in the league right now but his season will likely ultimately be judged on what the Cowboys do in the season final against the Redskins Sunday _ even though he and the team will be handicapped by an injury-riddled defense made up of spare parts.
     The bottom line is all that matters and the Cowboys facing their third season finale since 2008 with a win or go home tag attached to it. The Cowboys are 0-2 in those contests so far in blow out fashion _ losing 44-6 to the Eagles in 2008 and 31-14 to the Giants last season.
     The Cowboys are 2-10 in season final games since 2000, 2-4 since Romo took over at quarterback in 2006. The wins came in 2009 and 2010.
    The Cowboys will need a final hot peformance from Romo on Sunday if they are to beat the Redskins to clinch the NFC East title and reach the playoffs for the first time in two years. 
  If not, they have no shot and thus his briliant December will be for naught.
Clarence Hill


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