(Yes, this is a deliberate effort to say the word 'football' as many times as possible).
67 % completion percentage. 3,660 yards. 19 TDs. 15 Ints.
He is projected to throw for 4,880 yards with 25 TDs and 20 Ints this season.
PREDICTION: His numbers are going to eventually look good by season's end, and be the reason why the Romo Lovers - i.e. the Cowboys - will want to keep him around and slap an extension down in front of his face this offseason.
After a horrid beginning where every other pass Romo threw seemed to be picked off, his numbers are beginning to reflect just about every other season he has been a starter in the National Football League playing the game of football.
I asked him on Thursday what has changed.
"More than anything, our turnovers have been cut down quite a bit," he said. "Obviously, you've tried to be a little bit more judicious with the ball. Saying that, I've made similar throws. It's just we've done some things the right way on the other side as well. We've gotten in and out of the route the right way and things of that nature that kind of have cost us a few times. I think as we've gone on, as the season's progressed, people as a whole have understood what we're trying to do and where we need to be."
Romo will be really judged over the last four games, and whether he can help push this average team to 10 wins. Either way, the numbers are coming around which almost ensures he will, too.
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