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QB Tony Romo - Dallas Cowboys

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

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Since an opening day that he'd like to forget, Romo has been one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the league, and now it is turning into more productivity. With Philadelphia twice, Chicago, and Indianapolis left, Romo is a solid QB1 for the last four weeks of the fantasy season.

General News (Wed Nov 26): practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

Week 13: vs Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are standing at 8-3 coming into this matchup - the teams are in a two-way race for the NFC East crown with New York and Washington out of the picture at 3-8. This is the first game of the two scheduled regular-season meetings between the clubs, at AT&T Stadium where the Cowboys are 3-3 so far this season. Dallas comes home after a successful two-game road trip - Tony Romo threw for 18/26 for 275 yards passing, four TDs and zero interceptions at New York last Sunday, and 20/27 for 246 yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions 'at' Jacksonville in Week 10. During that time frame, only three Cowboys have seen more than five targets: Dez Bryant (17 targets for 13/244/4 receiving), Jason Witten (13 for 9/63/2), and DeMarco Murray (10 targets for 8/53/0). Cole Beasley seems to have supplanted Terrance Williams as the 'other' wideout in the mix with Bryant, with two targets for 2/66/1 at New York and one for 1/11/0 'at' Jacksonville - Williams saw two targets for 1/18/0 receiving at New York over the last two weeks. In fantasy terms, Bryant and Witten are the main receivers for Romo heading into this divisional showdown. The Eagles' pass D is not strong, having allowed 20/39 for 299 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception to rookie Zach Mettenberger (with five sacks taken for -46 yards) and 24/38 for 365 net yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions (one sack for -2 yards) to the Packers over the past two games. To date, the Eagles secondary averages 266.3 net passing yards allowed per game (30th in the NFL), with a hefty 24 passing scores given up over 11 games, vs. eight interceptions (tied for 20th in the NFL) and 38 sacks (second) generated so far. Dallas isn't particularly susceptible to allowing sacks, ranking 11th in the NFL with 21 sacks given up to date. At home this week, Dallas has a great matchup in this phase of the game.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 at JAX 20 27 246 3 0 0 0 0 0
12 at NYG 18 26 275 4 0 1 -2 0 1
13 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds 22 33 * * * 2 * * *
13 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay 20 31 * * * 2 * * *
13 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom 24 34 * * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs JAX (20 / 27 / 246 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Romo made the trip to London and emerged from the blowout win without any setbacks to his injured back. Outside of two body shots by the Jacksonville pass rush, Romo operated from a clean pocket and threw on-time and with accuracy; it was the perfect game script for Romo against an overmatched opponent. Romo racked up 225 yards and three touchdowns at the half and Dallas did not take their foot off the pedal until well into the fourth quarter. Two plays prevented an even bigger day for Romo. One came on a jump ball by Devin Street down the sideline that was called back by a questionable-at-best offensive pass interference penalty. A second as Romo underthrew Terrance Williams on an end zone pass that was a likely fourth touchdown. By the middle of the fourth quarter Romo was pulled for Brandon Weeden in the comfortable win. A well-timed bye week in Week 11 will give Romo a breather before four divisional games, plus the Bears and Colts, encompass Dallas' season-ending schedule.

2014 Week 12 vs NYG (18 / 26 / 275 / 4 / 0 pass, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

Despite the highly-efficient statistical line and comeback victory, Romo was more a product of Dallas' offense more than carrying the team on his back against the Giants this week. When receivers were open, Romo hit them and DeMarco Murray was the centerpiece, as usual, throughout the game. The Dallas offensive line kept Romo clean, especially on the game-winning drive, with plenty of time to survey the time. Of Romo's four touchdowns, one came on an 'every blue moon' shovel pass to Jason Witten at the goal line and two others were the catch-and-run variety from Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley. Romo has largely been a game manager this season and he has performed that role well, including in this game. Romo took few hits and was moving better than in previous weeks as he continues to improve from his back injury.


Latest News

Cowboys | Tony Romo probable for Turkey Day (Wed Nov 26, 04:42 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced in full for the second straight day Wednesday, Nov. 26, and is probable for Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Our View: We love Romo as a QB1 this week. The Eagles defense is weak, and Romo makes for a great starter in daily leagues as well.
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Cowboys | Tony Romo practices in full Tuesday (Tue Nov 25, 04:39 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 25, after sitting out Monday, Nov. 24.

Our View: The late bye week helped Romo get a bit of rest. He'll be ready to go for the Thanksgiving game against the Eagles in Week 13.
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Cowboys | Tony Romo does not practice (Mon Nov 24, 10:15 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Monday, Nov. 24.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo takes part in walkthrough (Mon Nov 24, 05:48 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is participating in the team's walkthrough Monday, Nov. 24.

Our View: This is a great sign for Romo. The Cowboys had a late bye week, and that helped Romo gets some rest for the playoff push.
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Cowboys | Tony Romo looked healthy (Mon Nov 24, 12:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) went 18-for-26 for 275 yards and four touchdowns in Week 12 against the New York Giants, and he didn't show any signs of being bothered by his back injury.

Our View: Romo was clutch in the victory over the Giants. The Cowboys had a late bye this year, and it helped Romo get a bit of rest before the team makes a postseason run.
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