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December 03, 2012

Tony Romo takes advantage of all options

Finally, Tony Romo had all of his offensive threats at his disposal.

Running back DeMarco Murray was healthy. Miles Austin showed his 2009 and 2010 form. Dez Bryant continued to become the playmaker everybody expected.

When the Cowboys polished off their 38-33 victory over the Eagles, Romo had thrown for 303 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He broke Troy Aikman's record for most touchdown passes in Cowboys history.

Romo completed passes to nine different receivers, and the offense showed it could be as potent as any in the league.

"I was talking to my dad and he was like, 'You know, this will be interesting. This might be the healthiest game we are on offense all year,'" Romo said. "I'm not sure if that's accurate, but usually when my dad tells me something it's pretty good."

Bryant was particularly pleased with the offense's performance, especially with the way Romo kept plays alive. Bryant recalled a play Romo made in the first quarter when he scrambled away from pressure and found Cole Beasley open for a 13-yard play.

"Just by him doing those things ... not being denied and completing a pass," Bryant said. "Tony was outstanding. He's one of the best competitors I know."

Romo was 10-for-10 for 169 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the second half Sunday.

-- Drew Davison


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Romo should have thrown for 500 yards last night. The Eagles play in their secondary had to be the worse play of an NFL secondary I've ever seen. Their corners had no interest in covering or tackling any Cowboys receiver who ventured out for a pass. And with every pass Romo threw..the Eagles safeties..both of them..headed straight to the sidelines in coverage..leaving the ENTIRE middle of the field open. Even the game announcers questioned that course of pass defense. No wonder Witten almost had 200 yards in receiving yards..a little over 100 actually. Did the Eagles defensive coordinator..Todd Bowles..used to be on the Cowboys coaching staff just a few years ago? Just wondering....

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