Friday, November 23, 2012
Tony Romo: 'We need to do better'
By Calvin Watkins
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw for a career-high 441 yards with a career-high 62 attempts. He completed 37 passes and threw three touchdowns to go along with two interceptions. It wasn't enough against the Redskins.
"We just have to find a way to do some things better," Romo said. "I think some things are there that everyone can see that we need to do better. ... We work on a lot of things that our team has done throughout the year that we need to do a better job of. I don't know how to explain it other than we just need to play better."
Romo upped his interception total to 15, four away from his career high of 19 set in 2007. Romo threw 17 interceptions the last two seasons combined.
His first pick was on a pass thrown toward Cole Beasley that was picked off by DeAngelo Hall, who also finished with two pass breakups.
The second pick was snagged by linebacker London Fletcher on a pass intended for Jason Witten.
Romo said he rushed the throw to Witten, but he didn't comment on the throw to Beasley. It appeared to be a bad throw.
"I wish I could have spotted him there because the timing to throw wasn't going to be there for when I let it go," Romo said of Fletcher. "That was disappointing on my part."
Romo didn't have a bad game, but his numbers look fantastic because he had to rally his team back from a 28-3 deficit.
"We need to do the little things better," Romo said. "I know we have a lot of new guys playing right now and a lot of guys banged up. But that's why we practice and do a lot of things so guys can step in and do a great job."