The pressure is on Kitna to replace Romo

October, 27, 2010
10/27/10
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Jon Kitna
Kitna
Tony Romo will miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken clavicle, and the 1-5 Dallas Cowboys turn to veteran Jon Kitna in his absence. The pressure will be on Kitna to turn around the Cowboys' season -- figuratively and literally.

Only Drew Brees has a better completion percentage than Romo this season when teams rush five or more players. Romo’s elusiveness has also made him a tough quarterback to sack, having been taken down just once against the added pass rush.

In 20 attempts Monday night when the New York Giants sent five or more pass rushers, Kitna completed just 33.3 percent of his passes and was sacked twice.

And he better get used to it -- Kitna faced added pressure on 55.6 percent of the plays where he dropped back to pass.

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