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December 16, 2012

Romo sets records, has best game by any QB vs. Steelers this season

Cowboys quarterback Tono Romo threw for 341 yards, the most allowed this season by a Steelers’ defense that entered the game ranked No. 1 in the NFL. The previous high had been 290 yards by Tennessee’s Matt Hasselbeck.

Romo topped the 300-yard mark for the eight time this season during Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory and set single-season club records for attempts (568) and completions (379) while become the 64th NFL quarterback to eclipse 25,000 passing yards in his career (25,103).  

Romo posted a passer rating of 113.3 by completing 30 of 42 passes for 341 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. He has thrown for 4,269 yards this season, putting him on pace to eclipse the franchise single-season mark (4,483) that he set in 2009.

But he was more interested in the team's ability to post another comeback victory, extending the Cowboys' record to 5-1 over the past six games.

"It's been a very intersting season, to say the least," Romo said. "Our football team has developed that mental toughness that knows no matter what's going on during the football game, as bad as it may look, (when) we get to the fourth quarter, we have a shot to win the game. And we believe that we can do that."

_ Jimmy Burch

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Playing on spirit & passion. This has come unfortunately from the death of LB Brown. What Garrett failed to provide has instead come from the fallen practice squad player. I stated before the game that we would triumph. Look at Lissemore [who?] Albright [who?] Connor Carr and now Moore a Belichick cast off. These players are HAVING A GO and look at the difference. Make no mistake PitifulOldBurgh put EVERYTHING THEY HAD into winning this gamer and were denied. Thought they had it won. But they were denied by brilliant play by Romo and some desperation defence at the end. At last I believe we have a REAL FOOTBALL TEAM!!!

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