Romo is 'giving our team a chance' to win

November, 21, 2013
11/21/13
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IRVING, Texas -- Normally Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn't say much when he talks to the opposing media the week of a game. Wednesday was no exception.

Yet, during a conference call with the New York press, Romo did note why he's thrown just six interceptions on the season.

"Just good decision-making," Romo said. "I think I'm pretty accurate with the ball, where I want to go and I'm just going out there and making the right choices and giving our team a chance."

In the first four weeks of the season, Romo didn't have a game where he completed fewer than 70 percent of his passes. He also had eight touchdowns and one interception. But over the last five weeks, Romo has eight touchdowns and four interceptions and just two games where he completed 60 percent of his passes. He's had three games where he completed fewer than 60 percent of his passes.

In Romo's last game, Nov. 10 at New Orleans, he completed a season-low 41.7 percent of his throws.

Overall, Romo is having a solid season, he's thrown 21 touchdowns, third in the NFL. He also has a touchdown pass in a franchise-record 23 consecutive games.

"I think a number of different things," coach Jason Garrett said of Romo's low interception numbers. "We always preach that turnovers are a team thing. Any time a quarterback is as efficient as he has been in terms of making the big plays and throwing the touchdowns and eliminating the bad plays, turning the ball over, I think it starts up front. I think our protection has been good. Tony has had time.

He's been able to throw from comfortable spots in the pocket. For the most part, hasn't been hurried that much, so a lot of those interceptions have gone away a little bit. I think he's done a really good job making the right decisions and throwing the ball to the right guy, reading the coverages out, and really aggressively taking what the defense is giving him. I say aggressively because he's made a number of plays for us, but at the same time he hasn't made as many bad plays. That's a good thing for our football team."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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