Thursday, October 17, 2013
Extra study time for Tony Romo
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo has a 6-5 record against the Philadelphia Eagles as the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback with a 3-2 record at Lincoln Financial Field.
“Some good, some bad,” Romo said of his memories of playing the Eagles. “It’s going to be a tough environment to play in. They’re playing good football right now, and we got to play a good game to win.”
Despite the 11 starts against Philadelphia he has spent more time looking at the defense than he has in the past. The Eagles have switched to a 3-4 scheme and have new and old faces in new spots. Trent Cole is now an outside linebacker instead of a defensive end. Cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams are new. Nate Allen is starting at safety again, but he’s next to Patrick Chung.
“Some of the film you watch to make it just feel like it’s like you’ve played them a number of times,” Romo said. “Just by seeing it once or even twice sometimes isn’t enough. You need to put yourself there in that situation and pretend you’re on the field and see how the movements are going and what the look is taking shape and then you have to go back and do it again to really find the nuances. I think that’s what you have to do against a new team and a new system.”