Sunday, November 24, 2013
Tony Romo handles the elements
By Todd Archer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Before Sunday, Tony Romo had a 1-4 record in games played when it was colder than 40 degrees.
With Dallas' 24-21 win against the New York Giants, the Cowboys quarterback is now 2-4, with potential cold-weather games coming Dec. 9 at Chicago and Dec. 22 at Washington.
According to the official play-by-play sheet, the game-time temperature was 25 degrees with an 18-degree wind chill.
The wind was officially listed as 6 mph, but that had to be a misprint.
“It was just constant,” said Romo, who completed 23 of 38 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. “And if you caught a gust, it could really affect a throw, and there were a few times that happened out there. But you’ve got to just keep piercing the ball and try to get it right and cut through the wind. If you throw well enough, you can usually battle that.”
Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2.
What does Romo think it will be like for that game?
“I think it’ll be cold,” he said. “We’ve already done it once. Hopefully we’ll do it again.”
The Cowboys sure wouldn’t mind a return trip to MetLife Stadium in early February.