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10/14/2013

Cowboys Cold Truths: Tony Romo on pace for career season

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Romo had another interception on Sunday, but this one was not only timed much better it didn't set up the game-losing points.

IAJFO.St.58Since the Cowboys are 3-3 - good for first place in the mighty NFC East - it is hard to celebrate Romo too much because what is left for him to be measured will not occur for a couple of more months. Regardless, you may want to take notice at the season he is having:

135 of 188 for 1,523 yards. 71.8 completion percentage. 13 TDs 2 Ints.
He is on pace for 4,874 yards, 42 TDs and 6 Ints.

He threw for 4,903 yards last season, and other than that he is on pace for a record year.

Against the Redskins on Sunday night in the Cowboys' 31-16 win, he was efficient and had arguably one of the finest throws of his career. In the third quarter, he slipped away from a defender but had one more Redskin in pursuit before he lofted a pass in the corner of the endzone where rookie Terrance Williams made the catch for a touchdown.

"I just had to buy enough time to get the ball to certain spots," Romo said. "I could see out of the corner of my eye the receiver and the DB. So as I got just enough momentum to get away, I knew where I was going with the ball."

It was Romo at his best - making a play with his feet, and his arm with as accurate of a pass as a quarterback could make in that difficult situation.

Skll.St.58SAVIOR, DWAYNE HARRIS
The Redskins ran for 216 yards. They passed for 217 yards. They had the ball for 34:32.
The equalizer was returner Dwayne Harris. He returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.
In the third quarter after the Redskins cut the deficit to 14-9, he returned a kickoff 90 yards to the Redskins' 15-yard line that set up Romo's TD pass to Terrance Williams. 

MILES AUSTIN IS G-G-G-GONE
The veteran receiver returned from the hamstring injury but it's become apparent he is no longer much needed and this close to falling out of the rotation, and off the team. He likely knows it as well. Austin was targeted four times on Sunday night and hadno catches.
Baylor rookie Terrance Williams had two receptions, including a touchdown. 

ROD MARINELLI CHANNELED HIS INNER ROB RYAN
Never thought a Cowboys defensive coach would be assessed a 15-yard penalty other than the fired Rob Ryan but Rod Marinelli managed to do just that in the first half. What the stupid?! Dude, you're a defensive line coach. Shut it.

ALFRED MORRIS IS NOT GOD
In his first two games against the Cowboys last season, Alfred Morris played like Walter Payton on steroids. On Nov. 22, 2012, he ran 24 times for 113 yards with one touchdown. On Dec. 30, he ran 33 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
On Sunday night, he was held to 81 yards on 16 carries. I hate doing this because the yards still count, but 45 of those yards came on one carry.

1uleZO.St.58DEANGELO HALL > DEZ BRYANT
The Cowboys receiver caught five passes for 36 yards. That's it. The Washington Redskins defensive back has made life miserable for Dez in the last two meetings. He had four catches for 71 yards in the regular-season finale last season.
Hall gets into Dez and won't let him loose.

CONCUSSION TEST
Not that we didn't already know this, but the NFL's attempt to have all of these fail-safes to prevent guys from playing with a concussion remains laughable. In the second half, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten took a major shot in the red zone that left him visibly woozy and shaken. He stood in the same spot for a few seconds trying to collect his brain before - you guessed it - he returned to action.

UP NEXT: AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
3-3 vs. 3-3 = division lead. How sad? The Eagles have won consecutive games, but have convinced few people they are a good team.
The frightening part? One of these teams will be in the playoffs in January.

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Comments

rod

GET ON BOARD ALL YOU HATERS! THE COWBOYS AREN"T JUST GOING TO WIN THE DIVISION - THEY ARE GOING TO RUN AWAY WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPER BOWL BABY!!!!!!!!!!

cowboys pet club

If you ever had any doubts about Romo before they should be gone now. The guy has a cannon and is coming into his own. Roll Romo roll.

Roof Replacement Denver

If a weakened defensive line plays as bad as a weakened offensive line did last year, the Cowboy defense may look back at the 52 point effort against the Broncos...when they looked like high school-ers against Manning...and believe they were the "Good Old "Days"

If Ware's play drops off and the pass rush becomes non-existent, you can kiss the playoffs goodbye.

And Mac, that little deal about Garrett having to rely on Jones' draft choices...ROFLMAO!

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