Monday, September 9, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Dallas Cowboys
By Todd Archer
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Observed in the locker room after the Cowboys’ 36-31 win against the New York Giants:
Romo says he’s fine: Quarterback Tony Romo said he will have X-rays on Monday after taking a shot to his ribs before halftime by Justin Trattou and Mathias Kiwanuka. Romo completed 11 of 16 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown in the second half and admitted it took him time to get loose.
“You have to suck it up and go,” Romo said. “It’s part of playing football.”
Takeaways but a lot of yards: For the first time since Dec. 14, 2003, the Cowboys recorded six takeaways in a game. They blanked Washington 27-0 on that night but needed an interception return for a touchdown by Brandon Carr to seal Sunday's game. Eli Manning threw for 450 yards and had three 100-yard receivers on Sunday, but he was also intercepted three times to go with his four touchdown passes.
“We gave up a lot of yards,” linebacker Sean Lee said. “We have to improve that, but I thought we did a good job in a lot of ways."
Home, sweet home: Jerry Jones finally has a win against the Giants at his $1.2 billion stadium. The Cowboys were 0-4 against the Giants, with the defeats coming by a total of 16 points and in a variety of disappointing ways. Jones finally sold the naming rights to the stadium, which is now called AT&T Stadium, this summer.
“Well, I’m going to do whatever it takes to beat these Giants,” Jones said. “I changed the name of the stadium.”