Romo after 100 starts: Impressive, with flaws

By Schuyler Dixon

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Oct. 24 2013 11:55 p.m. MDT

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks to pass as Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole (58) chases him during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Michael Perez, Associated Press

IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo now has the most yards passing in the first 100 starts of any quarterback in the Super Bowl era — ahead of Kurt Warner, Dan Marino and Peyton Manning.

The Dallas quarterback takes that impressive stat into Sunday's game against Detroit, which beat the Cowboys two years ago with a huge rally fueled by the downside of Romo's resume — critical turnovers.

Offensive coordinator Bill Callahan, Romo's new play-calling partner, says he hasn't "spent a minute" looking at video from that 34-30 loss to the Lions.

Callahan showed his faith last week by riding Romo's arm to a touchdown in a 17-3 win over Philadelphia right after an interception that could have had consequences similar to the 2011 Detroit game.


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