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QB Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys

6-2, 219Born: 4-21-1980College: Eastern IllinoisDrafted: ---

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Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Romo wasn't a high-flying barnstormer, but he was highly efficient in the red zone and took apart with the Saints defense with some help from Demarco Murray and the running game. He's not quite a QB1 again yet, but with a solid performance in the battle of Texas this week against the Texans, he might get back to his pre-draft value.

Week 5: vs Houston Texans

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs SF 23 37 281 1 3 0 0 0 0
2 at TEN 19 29 176 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 at STL 18 23 217 2 1 3 14 0 0
4 vs NO 22 29 262 3 0 6 20 0 0
5 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay 22 35 * * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs TEN (19 / 29 / 176 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

In a game that the Cowboys defense and DeMarco Murray dominated, not much was required of Tony Romo. The passing game was in ball-control as Dallas led the entire contest. The Titans defensive line was effective rushing Romo in the pocket, however, as two early sacks halted drives. In the third, a few throw got away from Romo and could have tilted things back to a competitive game, but Tennessee failed to corral a floated target in the flat to Jason Witten. Romo did not fumble amidst the pocket pressure or consistent sacks. Dez Bryant missed part of the game with a shoulder injury, but returns to see a bevy of targets from Romo in the second half, including the two connecting on a goal line back-shoulder throw. The Cowboys ran the ball on nearly 60% of their snaps this week, milking a late lead and running effectively throughout.

2014 Week 3 vs STL (18 / 23 / 217 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)

Despite guiding the largest comeback effort in franchise history during regulation, it was a muted performance by Tony Romo through the air. Romo capped off the sluggish start and three-touchdown deficit by staring down Dez Bryant on a comeback route, which turned into an interception returned for a score. From the mid-second quarter on, however, Romo settled down and turned efficient. In the pocket, Romo eluded pressure with spin moves and stepping up, something not common as Romo ramped up to game speed the first two weeks of the season. Romo's movement was highlighted by eluding a defender in the pocket and in the open field on his way to converting a third-and-long scramble early in the fourth quarter. Through the air, Tony Romo primarily threw to the wide open receivers available to him, supplementing the strong ground game of DeMarco Murray. The big play through the air this week, finding Dez Bryant wide open down the field after a double-move, had a large margin for error and accounted for nearly one-third of his game total.

2014 Week 4 vs NO (22 / 29 / 262 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 20 / 0 rush)

Romo was at his best in the primetime matchup against the Saints this week. He was rarely pressured in the pocket and his accuracy was spot-on when allowed to survey the field. The multiple blitz packages by the Saints were blocked well by the Dallas offensive line and Romo added an improvisational play in the pocket or two when initial pressure moved him off his anchor point. Romo also logged a career-long 21-yard rush in the game as the defense parted in the middle of the field like the Red Sea. DeMarco Murray was a centerpiece in the second quarter as Dallas built a 24-point halftime lead, but Tony Romo was hyper-efficient through the air on short and intermediate throws. The offense turned understandably conservative in the final quarter with a huge lead. Two straight third-and-outs without taxing the Saints secondary opened the door for New Orleans to make it competitive. When the game came into doubt at 31-17, Romo led a final scoring drive to put it away with three minutes to play, capped with a back shoulder touchdown to Dez Bryant.


Latest News

Cowboys | Tony Romo extends TD streak (Sun Sep 28, 08:57 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo tossed a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. He extends his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 32 games, sixth-longest streak in NFL history.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo to play in Week 4 (Fri Sep 26, 04:43 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Sept. 26, and is probable for Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo practices (Thu Sep 25, 01:22 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Our View: Romo hasn't quite put up the numbers that were expected with the porous defense to put the Cowboys in deep holes. DeMarco Murray is the guy the team is leaning on, so that limits Romo as well. Romo is a shaky QB2 right now and the fact his health is still an issue should worry owners.
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Cowboys | Tony Romo to sit out practice (Wed Sep 24, 12:09 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Our View: This is probably just a veteran day of rest here. Romo gets the day off from time to time in order to deal with this back injury.
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Cowboys | Tony Romo not practicing (Wed Sep 24, 11:51 AM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to head coach Jason Garrett. However, Romo participated in the walk-through.

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