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Monday, December 24, 2012
'Empty feeling' for Tony Romo after 400-yard game

By Tim MacMahon


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo probably helped a lot of fantasy football owners win their league championships Sunday.

That wouldn’t have been any comfort to him after the Cowboys’ overtime loss to the Saints.

Romo threw for 416 yards and four touchdowns. He completed 26 of 43 passes and didn’t commit any turnovers.

It was a tremendous individual performance. It wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to win.

“It’s about winning and losing,” Romo said. “You do everything in your power to help your football team do the things that it takes to win. When you don’t, you’ll use the experience to do better, but as far as standing up here and feeling good, it doesn’t [feel good].

“When you lose in the NFL, especially when you play this position, it’s just a very empty feeling.”

It’s an all-too-familiar feeling for Romo this season.

Romo has four of the seven 400-yard passing games in Cowboys history, three of which have come this season. The Cowboys are 0-4 when Romo has thrown for 400 yards, including losses this season to the New York Giants, Washington Redskins and Saints.