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Friday, November 30, 2012
Tony Romo should keep firing vs. Eagles

By Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information


The Dallas Cowboys should look to throw the ball deep, early and often Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Opponents have completed 76.5 percent of passes and thrown eight touchdowns on passes more than 10 yards downfield against the Eagles since the firing of Juan Castillo five games ago. Prior to Castillo’s firing, the Eagles allowed a league-best 31.8 completion percentage on such throws, and intercepted or defended 13 of them.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has only completed 46.3 of his passes more than 10 yards downfield this season, but nine of his 16 TD passes have come on such throws. In the Cowboys’ 38-23 win over the Eagles in Week 10, Romo completed 4-of-6 passes of 10-plus yards, including a touchdown.

Here are four other statistical areas to watch Sunday: