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September 04, 2013

Job one for Tony Romo is protecting the football

Tony Romo threw for 4,903 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, but he tied his career high with 19 interceptions. He also lost three fumbles. The Cowboys finished minus-13 in turnover ratio with 16 takeaways and 29 turnovers.

Romo said his No. 1 priority this season is protecting the football.

“My job is going to be to protect the football,” Romo said. “That’s my No. 1 job going into every football game, and I’m going to do the job that this team needs to win the football game. That’s what we’re trying to do every week when we play, and that’s my job when I step out there. Obviously the No. 1 thing for me will be not having anything negatively happen. When I say that, it’s not just turnovers. It’s negative plays, getting us into the right plays and doing the things that can get us out of other things. A lot of that stuff falls on the quarterback’s plate, and that’s a good thing, especially when you’ve been in a system for an extended period of time throughout the experiences. I’ll go into it with the right frame of mind and do what needs to be done.”

-- Charean Williams

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