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October 31, 2013

Tony Romo on the team's offense: We've just got to be better

Tony Romo's numbers have dipped the past three games.

In the first five games, he averaged 304.6 yards per game, completing 71.8 percent of his passes, and he had 13 touchdowns and two interceptions. The past three games, Romo has completed only 56.1 percent of his passes for an average of 231 yards per game with five touchdowns and three interceptions, including one on a Hail Mary.

(Coincidence or not, the Cowboys have played most of the past three games without starting running back DeMarco Murray.)

"If you look at the season as a whole, you’re going to have games that are more difficult," Romo said. "I think we’ve had two road games [the past two weeks]. That’s a part of it. They’ve created some good pressure up front. I’ve thrown away more balls the last two games than I had previously maybe in four or five. That’s trying to stay ahead of the chains and things like that. The other part is just executing. We’ve just got to be better. It all comes into play."

Romo said he is feeling fine, just normal soreness, despite taking several hard hits against the Lions.

"I’m fine," Romo said. "It’s all the same. Just bruises throughout the season. There are no back issues or anything like that. You end up getting to the midpoint of the season, your shoulders are tight, all the legs, all that stuff. You've got to keep grinding away, keep getting better, and keep staying in the weight room and doing all that good stuff."

-- Charean Williams 



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