Tony Romo does enough to win

IRVING, Texas -- The aches from playing the quarterback position don't seem to ache as much after a victory.

After Sunday's 23-20 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was able to walk up to the podium with no visible limp or bruises. As he took questions he was able to tell a few jokes, forgetting only to tell everybody to try the veal and tip their waiters and waitresses.

Romo was sacked a career-high seven times by the Browns and hit a ton more than that. Even on his only touchdown pass -- a 28-yarder to Dez Bryant that gave the Cowboys a lead with 6:46 to play -- Romo ended up on the turf and was unable to see the end of the play.

Romo completed 35 of 50 passes for 313 yards against the Browns and had his third straight game without an interception, his longest since a four-game stretch in Weeks 13-16 last season. It was the first time Romo had won a game when being sacked five or more times. It was only the second time he won when throwing 50 or more passes.

That the win was so much more difficult than just about everybody expected mattered little to Romo.

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