Monday, September 23, 2013
Tony Romo has been on the mark
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- As a golfer, Tony Romo knows the secret is in the dirt, as Ben Hogan once said of work on the practice range. He knows it’s true as a quarterback, too.
Coming out of the preseason Romo talked about some mechanical tweak he made to his throwing motion that he felt would help him greatly when the games became real.
He always mentions these kind of adjustments without going on and on about them, but whatever it is, he believes it has helped his accuracy.
“No, it’s just random and I’m getting lucky,” he laughed as he walked to an AT&T Stadium elevator after Sunday’s 31-7 win against the St. Louis Rams.
Through three games, Romo has completed 83 of 115 passes, good for 72.2 percent. He entered Week 3 as the NFL’s most accurate quarterback.
Romo entered the season with a 64.7 completion percentage for his career. In a full season, his career-best was 66.3 percent in 2011.
On Sunday, Romo completed 17 of 24 passes, giving him 34 games in which he has completed at least 70 percent of his passes. Troy Aikman holds the team record with 39.
Since 2006 only Peyton Manning (45), Drew Brees (44), Philip Rivers (39) and Matt Schaub (35) have more games of 70 percent or better.